Assessment and mitigation of power quality problems for PUSPATI TRIGA reactor (RTP)

Mohd Fazli Zakaria, Vigna K. Ramachandaramurthy

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Abstract

An electrical power systems are exposed to different types of power quality disturbances. Investigation and monitoring of power quality are necessary to maintain accurate operation of sensitive equipment especially for nuclear installations. This paper will discuss the power quality problems observed at the electrical sources of PUSPATI TRIGA Reactor (RTP). Assessment of power quality requires the identification of any anomalous behavior on a power system, which adversely affects the normal operation of electrical or electronic equipment. A power quality assessment involves gathering data resources; analyzing the data (with reference to power quality standards) then, if problems exist, recommendation of mitigation techniques must be considered. Field power quality data is collected by power quality recorder and analyzed with reference to power quality standards. Normally the electrical power is supplied to the RTP via two sources in order to keep a good reliability where each of them is designed to carry the full load. The assessment of power quality during reactor operation was performed for both electrical sources. There were several disturbances such as voltage harmonics and flicker that exceeded the thresholds. To reduce these disturbances, mitigation techniques have been proposed, such as to install passive harmonic filters to reduce harmonic distortion, dynamic voltage restorer (DVR) to reduce voltage disturbances and isolate all sensitive and critical loads.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvancing Nuclear Science and Engineering for Sustainable Nuclear Energy Knowledge
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the International Nuclear Science, Technology and Engineering Conference 2016, NuSTEC 2016
EditorsMohd Nasri A. Hamid, Abdul Aziz Mohamed, Faridah Mohamad Idris, Abu Hassan Husin
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735414679
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 06 Jan 2017
Event7th International Nuclear Science, Technology and Engineering Conference 2016, NuSTEC 2016 - Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Duration: 08 Aug 201610 Aug 2016

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1799
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference7th International Nuclear Science, Technology and Engineering Conference 2016, NuSTEC 2016
CountryMalaysia
CityShah Alam, Selangor
Period08/08/1610/08/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Zakaria, M. F., & Ramachandaramurthy, V. K. (2017). Assessment and mitigation of power quality problems for PUSPATI TRIGA reactor (RTP). In M. N. A. Hamid, A. A. Mohamed, F. M. Idris, & A. H. Husin (Eds.), Advancing Nuclear Science and Engineering for Sustainable Nuclear Energy Knowledge: Proceedings of the International Nuclear Science, Technology and Engineering Conference 2016, NuSTEC 2016 [020011] (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 1799). American Institute of Physics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4972909