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What is the Corona Effect in Transmission Lines? How Engineers Overcome it?

There is a hissing noise with violet glow phenomenon termed as corona effect which is commonly observed in high voltage transmission lines. The corona effects leads to high voltage drop and energy loss along with release of ozone gas. There is a need to be aware of this phenomenon and its...

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SCADA and Its Application in Electrical Power Systems

In today's digital world, we are looking for new opportunities to automate and accelerate our workflows and industrial processes. Since the invention of the computer and the internet, machines begin to integrate computing technologies within the system. This advancement in conventional...
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Generator Protection

Generator protection is different and complex as compared to other equipment and machines due to the reason that it is connected with 3 other systems simultaneously, a DC exciter circuitry for providing DC to field winding, a prime mover for rotating rotor and is synchronized with the grid....

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Hazards and Safety in High Voltage Power Lines

Work in rural, urban, or any other location, have a look around yourself and you will realize that power lines are part of the globe as they are almost everywhere. Either it is a wooden pole supplying power to the local consumers or big towers delivering high voltages, the significant hazard is...

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Application of Synchronous Condensers in Industries

Synchronous Condenser Image By Mriya - Self-photographed, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

A synchronous condenser is a synchronous motor running at no load and in over-excited mode. A synchronous motor in over-excited mode behaves as a capacitor which is indicated by a leading current or supply of VARs in...

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Lockout Tagout

As stated by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration OSHA, Lockout Tagout or LOTO are a set of specific practices and procedures to safeguard employees from the unexpected energization or startup of machinery and equipment, or the release of hazardous energy during service or...

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Power Flow Analysis

Power flow, or load flow, is widely used in power system operation and planning. The power flow model of a power system is built using the relevant network, load, and generation data. Power engineers are required to plan, design, and maintain the power system to operate reliably and within safe...

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