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Power System Harmonics

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Course Content  
Learning Outcomes
Who Should Attend
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In-House Training 

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Upcoming Courses 

25 September London Find out more

Course Content

Modern complex electrical loads like electronic motor control, rectifier plant, Information Technology Equipment etc, produce considerable harmonics with probable consequential system damage. This course details the causes, effects and mitigation.

  • Harmonic Fundamentals:
    • Single & three phase harmonic fundamentals, current & voltage distortion 
    • Power factor, four-wire systems, harmonic calculations 
  • Harmonic Sources: 
    • AC/DC & AC/AC Convertors, including switched mode power supplies, Non-linear equipment, etc.
  • Harmonic Effects: 
    • Instant & continuous distortions, flicker, machine vibration & noise. 
  • Harmonic Mitigation: 
    • Power System design, Power transformer design & Compensation Devices, Factor K and K-Factor transformers

Learning Outcomes 

Overall appreciation of harmonic problems, design mitigation and harmonic calculations.

Who Should Attend  

The above course is suitable for Building Services Engineers, Consultants, Engineers, Developers, Architects, Building Energy Managers, and Facility Maintenance Managers.

Course Timings 

Registration: 09.15
Start Time: 09:30
Latest Finish: 17:00

Course Fees 

  • Standard  Rate: £335 + VAT
  • Members Rate: £285 + VAT

In-house training at your site

Training multiple staff at once provides the opportunity for your organisation to have a training package crafted to your specific needs. In-house training can help your organisation overcome challenges and fill the skills gaps in your workforce. Courses run on a minimum number of six staff*.

For an In-house quote please email the following information to

  1. Name of course
  2. Approximate number of staff
  3. Your site address  

*Minimum numbers for in-house courses outside of the UK may vary


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