Accession Number : ADA144466
Title : Investigation of Power Factor Controller Applications.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.,
Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL
Personal Author(s) : Chionis,M B ; Sliwinski,B J
Report Date : Jul 1984
Pagination or Media Count : 68
Abstract : This study was conducted to evaluate the power factor controller (PFC) as a potential energy conservation device for Army applications and to develop guidelines for its use. An examination of studies conducted on the PFC showed that it can be an effective energy conservation device when properly applied, cutting motor energy consumption by at least 10 percent on low-efficiency motors. However, the use of high efficiency motors is almost always more energy conservative, and PFCs do not improve the performance of motors whose efficiency is already high over the load range.
Descriptors : *CONTROL , *POWER , *ELECTRIC MOTORS , HIGH RATE , ALTERNATING CURRENT , ARMY OPERATIONS , MOTORS , ENERGY CONSERVATION , ENERGY CONSUMPTION , CUTTING , HARMONIC GENERATORS
Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE