Design optimization techniques for improved power factor and energy efficiency for industrial processes
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Poor power quality such as reduced power factor and high levels of harmonic distortion create a number of problems for electrical utilities, and large industrial consumers are typically charged accordingly. Reduced power factor is such a common problem based on typical loads that techniques are frequently applied to improve power factor when it is below certain levels. Traditional methods for improving power factor typically include adding power factor correction capacitors to supply the reactive volt-ampere reactive (VARs) near the location that inductive loads are absorbing VARs. In addition ...