Online Power Quality training

Study Power Quality is an online Power Quality training based on the book ‘Power Quality; about the problems and solutions’ by prof.dr.ir. J.F.G. Cobben, complemented with our knowledge and experience as Power Quality specialists. The e-learning platform ‘Study Power Quality’ offers you the freedom to expand your knowledge at the most convenient time for you. There are several available modules, each covering a specific subject. You can select the subject or subjects of interest to you, or you follow them all. The choice is yours.

Study Power Quality - online Power Quality training

More insight into contemporary problems related to voltage and current quality

The online Power Quality training ‘Study Power Quality’ increases the understanding of problems related to poor Power Quality. This is an issue that companies and institutions increasingly face today. In various modules, theoretical backgrounds of the most important Power Quality aspects are discussed. In these practical cases, problems are measured, analyses are made, cost overviews are provided and possible solutions are described.

Study Power Quality is intended for:

  • Managers of electrical installations;
  • technical services
  • consultants;
  • installers;
  • manufacturers;
  • network operators;
  • electrical engineering students (bachelor/master)

Study Power Quality adds value to the design phase of installations and to existing installations

When designing a new installation, it is important to not only use the NEN1010 as a guideline, but also to look at the Power Quality aspects. In this way, unnecessary costs and problems can be prevented. In existing installations, insight into and, where necessary, improvement of Power Quality can make installation usage more efficient. This results in improved capacity and energy efficiency. In addition, unnecessary downtime and risks, such as short circuits or overloads (with fire as a possible result) are avoided.

The Study Power Quality Modules

Introduction to Power Quality

Introduction to Power Quality

In the 'introduction' module, you will learn about the responsibilities of network operators, manufacturers and end users in the field of electricity. In addition, subjects such as quality of the supply voltage, voltage and current limits and providing insight into the power quality are broadly discussed.

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Voltage level

Voltage Level

In the module 'voltage level' we focus on various aspects of voltage levels, as well as the decrease and increase of voltage levels, the causes of this decrease/increase, voltage limits, and the requirements that apply to devices and installations.

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Voltage dips

Voltage dips

In the module 'voltage dips' we discuss the analysis of the dip profile, the importance of the immunity of devices and processes, possibilities for reducing failure caused by voltage dips, and making a realistic cost-benefit analysis.

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Harmonics

Harmonics

The ‘harmonics’ module deals with the characteristics of harmonics and possible harmonic problems. It also deals with subjects such as the ideal sine wave, possible disturbances of this sine wave, the characteristics of harmonics, interaction between distortion in the current and voltage, and the costs associated with this.

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Unbalance

Unbalance

In the ‘unbalance’ module you will learn what unbalance is and how it can be prevented. Voltage unbalance is a result of phase unbalance in the current. In addition to sources of unbalance and potential problems, such as unnecessary energy losses and loss of installation capacity, you will also learn about possible solutions.

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Transients

Transients

A transient is a strong increase in the voltage with a very short duration. This may be caused by, among other things, a short circuit or lightning strike. In the 'transients' module we will focus on the definition of a transient, the causes of the occurrence of transients, problems that may occur, and how these can be prevented and/or solved.

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Flicker

Flicker

In the 'flicker' module we examine the different causes of flicker; a phenomenon where the voltage varies for a short time (<1 second). The associated costs are also discussed, as well as options for reducing flicker.

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Monitoring

Monitoring

In the ‘monitoring’ module, you will learn about various aspects of monitoring Power Quality. We will focus on the IEC 61000-4-30 standard, different measurement and monitoring methods, and future developments in measurement and analysis.

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Weak networks

Weak networks

In the ‘weak networks’ module you will learn about specific aspects of Power Quality in relation to weak networks such as offshore installations on board of ships/yachts and micro grids or other small insulated systems. These are examined using real-life cases.

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