A new teaching tool to enhance power quality assessment

Martins, J. F., P. Pereira, A. J. Pires, and V. F. Pires, "A new teaching tool to enhance power quality assessment", Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2015 - 41st Annual Conference of the IEEE, Yokohama, Japan, IEEE-IES, pp. 004158-004162, 9-12 Nov., 2015.

Date Presented:

9-12 Nov.


The study and assessment of Power Quality issues is nowadays a very important subject, particularly regarding Cyber-physical and Industrial Agents based systems, which are extremely sensitive to Power Quality disturbances. Giving students or engineers practical experience in this field requires a large investment from teaching institutions. This paper presents a laboratory device that emulates Power Quality disturbances in order to provide the required experimental expertize in the subject. It addresses limiting aspects such as harmonic distortion, flicker, sags, swells and transients. The developed system presents a good opportunity for technicians, even without deep knowledge on the field of power quality, to learn basic principles and be able to identify Power Quality events. Since the system is based on real data, represents a valuable approach giving trainees practical knowledge on the field.


DOI: 10.1109/IECON.2015.7392748

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