Power Factor Improvement

Code : E010
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Why Attend This Training Course?
Improving power factor means reducing the phase difference between voltage and current. Since majority of loads are of inductive nature, they require some amount of reactive power for them to function. This reactive power is provided by the capacitor or bank of capacitors installed parallel to the load. Power factor improvement solutions can reduce KVA demand to lower your power bills and reduce carbon emissions in networks with varying levels of harmonics and also provide power factor correction. Many utilities need this particular course, which covers the illustration of main concepts of reactive power management using actual power factor case studies.

What Is The Training Course Methodology?
This training methodology illustrates the concepts involved in the above areas through practical consideration of actual real-life problems, as well as explanation of concepts by experts in area using video projectors and computer aided case studies based on practical applications. Participants will solve their system problem, where the trainee’s try to apply the skills learnt with guidance from our specialized experts. ACAD will provide participants a comprehensive assessment on the problems solved using the skills acquired in the training course.

Who Should Attend This Training Course?
This training course is intended to Electrical and Energy Engineers and Technicians who are involved in power factor improvement, as well as Energy Plant project managers.

What Are The Training Course Objectives?
  • Learn the Power Factor Correction and Reactive Power
  • Be familiar with reasons of low power factor and how to solve it
  • Design of energy-efficient mitigation equipment
  • Tools to increase the efficiency of electrical power systems by correcting the power factor
  • Training on the topic of power factor and various control methods
  • Acknowledge the voltage & reactive power control methods

What Is The Training Course Curriculum?
Introduction Power Factor (pf)
  • Post-assessment application
  • Why improve low power factor?
  • Importance of continuity of supply
  • Power system components
  • System power factor
Power Factor Regulating Devices
  • Reactors
  • Capacitors
  • Generators
  • Synchronous condensers
Factor Correction Methodology
  • Correction by the consumer
  • Correction by the manufacturer of electrical apparatus
  • Correction by the supply utility
  • Automatic power factor improvement
Shortage of Reactive Power
  • Voltage control
  • collapse of voltage
  • voltage stability
  • voltage rise
Power Loss Evaluation
  • The economic power factor
  • The voltage regulation
  • Tariff information
  • Reduction of power losses due to P.F. correction
Demand Side Management
  • Load management
  • Reactive power management
  • Determine how a system supports reliable load operation
  • Practical application
  • Post-assessment application

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ACAD Professional Certificate - APC
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Exam Details:

Duration: 1 hour | Multiple Choice | Closed book | Pass mark: 65%

Course Schedule

Course Location and Date

08 - 12 Nov
Cairo | Instructor-led
5 Sessions

Course Location and Date

07 - 11 Feb 2021
Cairo | Instructor-led
5 Sessions

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