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Estimating the Impact of Arc Furnaces on the Quality of Power in Supply Systems

Faculty of Transport, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Kazimierz Pulaski University of Technology and Humanities, Malczewskiego 29, 26-600 Radom, Poland
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Energies 2020, 13(6), 1462; (registering DOI)
Received: 11 February 2020 / Revised: 12 March 2020 / Accepted: 14 March 2020 / Published: 20 March 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Power Electronics and Power Quality 2019)
Arc furnaces, due to their high unit power and load nature, belong to the receivers affecting the power quality. A dynamically changing electric arc is the main source of disturbances generated by arc devices. This current article presents the results of model tests of disturbances caused by arc furnaces. It also presents the attempts to estimate the power supply conditions for arc furnaces, so that they do not generate unacceptable disturbances to the power system. Various models of the electric arc are proposed. The values of the elements making up the furnace supply system were based on actual parameters. In these networks, measurements of electricity quality indicators were carried out, which allowed us to refer to the obtained results of model tests with the real values. Accordingly, to the real conditions, the values of the short-circuit power of the network and the power of furnace transformers were also adopted in the tests. View Full-Text
Keywords: model research; arc furnace; voltage fluctuations; unbalance model research; arc furnace; voltage fluctuations; unbalance
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Łukasik, Z.; Olczykowski, Z. Estimating the Impact of Arc Furnaces on the Quality of Power in Supply Systems. Energies 2020, 13, 1462.

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