Power factor correction in industrial facilities using adaptive excitation control of synchronous machines

@article{AlHamrani2002PowerFC,
  title={Power factor correction in industrial facilities using adaptive excitation control of synchronous machines},
  author={M. M. Al-Hamrani and Annette von Jouanne and A. Wallace},
  journal={Conference Record of the 2002 Annual Pulp and Paper Industry Technical Conference (Cat. No.02CH37352)},
  year={2002},
  pages={148-154}
}
Synchronous machines provide a practical way to control VA consumption of the plant. One of the main advantages of using synchronous motors in a plant is their ability to generate reactive power for plant loads. In petrochemical plants synchronous motors are often operated with a constant set point of power factor (PF) without considering overall performance and the dynamic changes of the distribution system in the plant. This often results in less than optimum operating conditions. This paper… CONTINUE READING