What You Should Know About Harmonics

What You Should Know About Harmonics

Induction melting operators must understand the fundamentals of electrical power quality, and how to achieve and maintain it. Causes and effects Standards and regulation The power factor

Like all raw materials and resources used in industrial processes — such as melting in a metalcasting operation — electricity needs to be managed and controlled in order to be useful and effective. “Harmonics”, i.e., the variety of voltages and currents that develop within an electric power system as a result of non-linear electric loads, can be a source of power-quality problems, and may result in increased heating in equipment and conductors, or failure in drives or motors.


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