Power quality improvement in operation of semiconductor frequency converter

Authors: Shevyrev Yu. V.

Improvement of power quality by speed adjustment of asynchronous motors of mining machines and plants using frequency converters is discussed. Multi-pulse rectifies of frequency converters reduce voltage distortion at the connection point of the semiconductor frequency converter and electric main. The total rate of the harmonic voltage components are calculated for 6-pulse and 12-pulse rectifiers of frequency converters. The circuit of 12-pulse rectifies improves considerably the current path in the main of 6 kV as against 6-pulse circuit. The level of the higher harmonics noticeably influences the loss of power and voltage in the mine main. The highest power and voltage losses in the main are typical of 6-pulse rectifier. The connection of the semiconductor converters to the main via a special three-phase impedance coil weakens the cross-effect of the converters. The curves of the total rate of the harmonic voltage components on the line load with and without the coil are obtained. The mine mains with high content of higher harmonics need filtering and compensating devices. Given the rated voltage waveform distortion factor, simple capacitor assemblies with anti-resonance impedance coils are used. The anti-resonance impedance coils protect capacitor assemblies from higher harmonics and lower their level to an admissible value. For the control of the phase factor of the variable frequency drive, for the power interchange with the main and for generating the sinusoid current waveform, it is recommended to use active voltage rectifiers.

Keywords: variable frequency drive, power loss, voltage loss, total rate of harmonic voltage components, sinusoidal voltage waveform distortion, impedance coil, filtering and compensating device, active rectifier.
For citation:

Shevyrev Yu. V. Power quality improvement in operation of semiconductor frequency converter. MIAB. Mining Inf. Anal. Bull. 2020;(2):171-178. [In Russ]. DOI: 10.25018/0236-1493-20202-0-171-178.

Issue number: 2
Year: 2020
Page number: 171-178
ISBN: 0236-1493
UDK: 621.314:622
DOI: 10.25018/0236-1493-2020-2-0-171-178
Article receipt date: 30.04.2019
Date of review receipt: 25.09.2019
Date of the editorial board′s decision on the article′s publishing: 20.01.2020
About authors:

Yu.V. Shevyrev, Dr. Sci. (Eng.), Professor, e-mail: uvshev@yandex.ru, National University of Science and Technology «MISiS», 119049, Moscow, Russia.


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