Power factor and power factor control alternatives for mines

Mathew Oommen, Jeffery L. Kohler

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The benefits of controlling power factor are briefly reviewed. Power-factor compensators suitable for mine power systems are discussed along with a novel implementation of an adaptive power factor controller. An economic analysis technique for determing the amount and type of compensation is given. A procedure for sizing compensators in mine power systems is recommended.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1209-1215
Number of pages7
JournalConference Record - IAS Annual Meeting (IEEE Industry Applications Society)
Volume35 n 6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1988

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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