Voltage Sag immunity testing for AC contactors in industrial environment

Hazri Dahalan, Razip and Abu Zaharin, Ahmad (2020) Voltage Sag immunity testing for AC contactors in industrial environment. In: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Electrical, Control & Computer Engineering, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia, 29th July 2019. Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering . Springer Singapore, Singapore, pp. 1-11. ISBN 978-981-15-2316-8 (Print); 978-981-15-2317-5 (Online)

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The voltage sag is one of the prominent power quality issues faced by industrial consumers in Malaysia. Frequent voltage sag incidences have caused sensitive equipment to trip causing significant production losses. One of the identified weak link is the AC contactor. In addition, there are many ageing contactors which are still in service in the industry due to their robust design and long lifetime. This paper aims to study the immunity of voltage sag of AC contactors which are installed in a petrochemical plant. New and ageing contactor s have been chosen to undergo practical testing. A well-defined test procedures are carried out based on the IEC 61000-4-11 standard. The AC contactors were exposed to rectangular voltage sag with variations in magnitude, duration and point on wave. The results are compared to IEC 61000- 4-37 voltage tolerance curve. New contactor’s voltage tolerance curve exhibits nearly consistent response and slight deviation between different points on wave. It also recorded minimum sensitivity at voltage sag magnitude of 25%. On the other hand, ageing contactor exhibit mixed conformity to the IEC curve, with minimum sensitivity at 55% of voltage sag magnitude. To summarise, the ageing contactor is more sensitive to voltage sag magnitude and point on wave has little influence to the voltage tolerance curve of the new contactors.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 5th International Conference on Electrical, Control & Computer Engineering 2019, held in Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia, on 29th July 2019.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Voltage Sag; voltage tolerance curve; AC contactor
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Institute of Postgraduate Studies
Depositing User: Miss. Ratna Wilis Haryati Mustapa
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2021 06:52
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2021 06:52
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/31917
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