Retrofitting of harmonic power filters in onshore oil drilling rigs: Challenges & solutions

Appa Rao Dekka, Abdul R. Beig, Mohammad Salem AlRahis

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Abstract

Bulk of the load in oil drilling rigs consists of nonlinear loads. This results in power quality problems like harmonic distortion and low power factor. The onshore oil drilling rigs operate in remote fields. This paper addresses the harmonic problems in onshore rigs that are commissioned in early period of semiconductor technology and use dc drives. Different power filtering solutions are considered. These are compared with the practical constraints such as space limitations, reliability, cost, ease of maintenance and THD. The comparative results are presented.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationAPEC 2012 - 27th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition
Pages1424-1430
Number of pages7
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Event27th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, APEC 2012 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 5 Feb 20129 Feb 2012

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition - APEC

Conference

Conference27th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, APEC 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period5/02/129/02/12

Keywords

  • AC-DC power converters
  • Active filters
  • Power conversion harmonics
  • Power harmonic filters
  • Power quality
  • Power system harmonics
  • Total harmonic distortion
  • Variable speed drives

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