An analysis of current transients caused by the operation of a nearby device in an industrial plant is presented in the paper. The source of current transients in the factory lighting system was traced to the operation of the nearby six-pulse AC/DC converter. To determine the nature of the interaction, a measurement was done with a storage oscilloscope. Also, laboratory experiments on one lamp were conducted. It was possible to exclude the presence of a parallel resonance on this site. It was concluded that transients are caused by voltage notches in certain working regimes of the six-pulse converter. Possible solutions to the problem are separating the supplies of the converter and the lighting installation, filtering, or adding additional line reactance.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 21st International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution (CIRED2011)|
|Place of Publication||Frankfurt am Main|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 6 Jun 2011|