MODULATING REACTIVE SHUNT CIRCUIT CONTINUOUSLY IN INFINITE STEPS IN LIEU OF SWITCHING CAPACITORS. (2) ACCEPTING ALSO NON-SINUSOIDAL WAVE FORM.

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Agency: National Science Foundation
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Agency Tracking Number: 2681
Amount: $40,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1985
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Abstract
A SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATIC POWER FACTOR CONTROL IS PROPOSED WHICH MODULATES REACTIVE POWER COMPENSATION. THIS PROPOSED SHUNT SYSTEM COMPRISED A FIXED SIZE CAPACITOR AND A SYSTEM OF COUPLED FIXED RATIO AND VARIABLE RATIO TRANSFORMERS. THEMODULATING CONTROL CAN NOT CAUSE ELECTRIC TRANSIENTS, WHICH ARE AN UNDESIRABLE CHARACTERISTIC OF THE OLD ART OF CAPACITOR SWITCHING. IN THOSE SYSTEMS IN WHICH THE DISTORTED SINE WAVE IS STRONGLY PRESENT, THE WATT LOSS CONTROL ADOPTED BY THIS SYSTEM ASSUMES GREATER IMPORTANCE THAN THE POWER FACTOR CONTROL. THE FACT THAT THERE IS A POSSIBILITY OF HAVING TO DO WITH A DISTORTED SINE WAVE BRINGS THE PROBABILITY OF GETTING INTO RESONANCE IN ONE OF THE HARMONICS, THE 5TH, 7TH, 9TH, OR 11TH. THE AMPLITUDE OFTHE HARMONIC MIGHT BECOME SO SIGNIFICANT THAT IT MAY EXCEED THE ALLOWABLE LIMITS OF THE EQUIPMENT. THAT REQUIRES INSERTION OF A HARMONIC SUPPRESSING REACTOR INTO THE POWER CIRCUIT. THE PRACTICAL SOLUTION SEEMS NOW TO BE A DETECTION SYSTEM FOR DI2/DVAR BEFORE THE CORRESPONDING CURRENT REACHES A HARMFUL LEVEL, AND SUBSEQUENT DISABLING OFTHE PROGRESS OF THE SHUNT DEVICE BY STOPPING THE VARIABLE TRANSFORMER IN THE COMBINATION: VARIABLE TRANSFORMER, FIXED TRANSFORMER, FIXED CAPACITOR. DURING NORMAL OPERATION THE SUPPRESSING REACTOR IS BYPASSED BY A SHUNT CIRCUIT WHICH INCLUDES A CONTACTOR. WHEN SUPPRESSION IS REQUIRED, THE SHUNT CONTACTOR IS OPENED AFTER DISABLING THE VARIABLE TRANSFORMER WHICH INSERTS THE SUPPRESSING REACTOR INTO THE MAIN CIRCUIT. FROM THIS MOMENT ON, THE PROGRESS OF THE VARIABLE TRANSFORMER IS REINSTATED AND CURRENT REACHES THE DESIRED OPTIMUM VALUE. EXPERIMENTAL VERIFICATION OF THIS ISREQUIRED, AND IS AN IMPORTANT COMPONENT OF THE RESEARCH PROGRAM.

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