AC-DC Solid-State Conversion and Power Factor Correction using Thyristor-Based Static Var Compensator

Arid Zone Journal of Engineering, Technology and Environment

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Title AC-DC Solid-State Conversion and Power Factor Correction using Thyristor-Based Static Var Compensator
 
Creator Udo, E. U.
Oborkhale, L. I.
Nwaogu, C. C.
Amadi, A. O.
 
Subject Thyristors
AC/DC Converter
Power Factor Correction
Static Var Compensator
 
Description This paper presents AC-DC solid states converters with thyristor-based static Var compensator in power factor correction. There is need for solid-state ac–dc converters to improve power quality in terms of power factor correction, reduce total harmonic distortion at input ac mains and precisely regulate dc output. AC-DC converters operating in continuous-conduction mode have become popular because of reduced electromagnetic interference levels resulting from their utilization. The method employs the principle of interleaved converters, as it can be extended to a generic number of legs per winding of the autotransformers and high-power levels. The practical analysis of the converter is then plotted using a Simulink model of Matlab while a comparison of power factor and efficiency with relative to the load is drawn with Steady-State and Dynamic Performance of the Static Var Compensator (SVC). An experimental prototype load varied between 400W to 1 KW is implemented to validate the work. The results obtained indicates that when the output loads were 53KW, 135KW, 270KW, 470KW and 900KW, the efficiency were 55%, 70%, 80%, 90% and 97% respectively. These results confirmed that there was improvement in the power factor and efficiency with increase in the load.
 
Publisher FACULTY OF ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF MAIDUGURI, NIGERIA
 
Date 2021-03-01
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://azojete.com.ng/index.php/azojete/article/view/403
 
Source ARID ZONE JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING, TECHNOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT; Vol. 17 No. 1 (2021); 51-60
2545-5818
1596-2490
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://azojete.com.ng/index.php/azojete/article/view/403/275
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Arid Zone Journal of Engineering, Technology and Environment published by University of Maiduguri, Nigeria.
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
 

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