Power Factor Improvement in a Sugar Mill: An Analysis
Neena Malhotra1, Shivani sehgal2
1Neena Malhotra, Department of Electrical & Electronics Department, Kurukshetra University, kurukshetra, India.
2Shivani Sehgal, Department of Electrical & Electronics Department, Kurukshetra University, kurukshetra, India.
Manuscript received on September 01, 2012. | Revised Manuscript received on September 02, 2012. | Manuscript published on September 05, 2012. | PP: 71-73 | Volume-2 Issue-4, September 2012. | Retrieval Number: D0885072412/2012©BEIESP
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Abstract: To reduce losses in the distribution system, and to reduce the electricity bill, power factor correction, usually in the form of capacitors, is added to neutralize as much of the magnetizing current as possible..To improve the power factor in sugar mill, it is required to install the capacitors of required capacitor ratings as near to the load as possible. This paper reports a case of sugar mill where the induction motors having a power factor of 0.8 has a potential to improve the power factor to 0.95, by installing suitable power factor improvement capacitors.
Keywords: Distribution losses, induction motors, inductive load, power factor, sugar mill