Power electronics converters perform their tasks aimed at energy flow control by very fast ON/OFF switching. Currents in the order of hundreds or thousands of amperes can be switched ON and OFF in time of tens of micro-seconds. In effect of such switching, currents and voltages in power systems are distorted by harmonics and noise. This distortion has detrimental effects on the effectiveness of energy transmission and on performance of electrical equipment.
Harmonic distortion can be reduced and the effectiveness of energy transmission can be enhanced by harmonic filters and compensators.
The Harmonic Filters and Compensator Laboratory is equipped with laboratory models of filters and compensators, as well as instruments and meters for observation and evaluation of filters and compensators performance.
The Lab teaches students how harmonic filters and compensator operate and provides a basic knowledge on design of these devices and on evaluation of their performance.