Study the Effect of Serial Inductance on Reducing the Current Harmonic Distortion of Three-Phase Bridge Rectifier
Tikrit Journal of Engineering Sciences,
Volume 25, Issue 3, Pages 1-4
AbstractThe aim of this paper is to analyze the influence of adding serial inductance in AC side of the 3ph -6 pulse bridge rectifier on the reduction of harmonic distortion rate. A simulated model with serial inductance was analyzed. The 3-phase 6-pulse diode bridge rectifier was chosen because it corresponds to the operation of the 6-pulse thyristor bridge rectifier at maximum load (while keeping the angle α = 0). Both the total harmonic distortion (THDi) and the power factor (PF) for the circuit have been measured. The results obtained of the THDi has been recorded for four values of serial inductance and results was compared with the (IEEE 519-1992) standard. Comparison results indicates that for values of inductive reactance (Xi) up to 67% cause a reduction of THDi which is above the standard values, while for (Xi) more than 67% cause a reduction in THDi within the acceptable standard level. Analyzing of results prove that the adding of serial inductance at the AC side leads to good reduction in harmonic distortion rate, but with some reduction in power factor value, which results in some energy losses.
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