Faculty Advisor

Emanuel, Alexander E.

Abstract

The purpose of this project was to explore power factor correction in an industrial setting. A theoretical factory is looking to expand its operation. In order to do so, they are opening up a new wing in the factory. In designing the new wing, they need to supply power to the lights and to the various induction motors required to run the machinery. These motors operate with a certain power factor. They manufacturer wants to correct this lower-than-desired power factor so that the motors draw less current, ultimately decreasing losses in conductors and saving them money on their operation

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2018

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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