Category: ELECTRICAL DRIVES

Use of Efficient Semiconductor Converters

Use of Efficient Semiconductor Converters: Prior to development of Use of Efficient Semiconductor Converters, inefficient power modulators were employed in several applications. While replacement of these power modulators by the semiconductor converters in appropriate applications brings about substantial amount of energy saving, the cost of replacement can be recovered in a short period ranging from […]

Diesel Electric Traction System

Diesel Electric Traction System: Because of high initial cost, electric traction is justified only where there is sufficient volume of traffic. Diesel Electric Traction System is preferable where the traffic is limited. Boundary between these two alternatives depends on several factors such as initial cost, running cost, amount of traffic, maintenance etc. Diesel Electric Traction […]

CSI Squirrel Cage Induction Motor Drive

CSI Squirrel Cage Induction Motor Drive: Performance and operation of CSI induction motor drive is already explained . Figure 10.23 shows details of the traction drive of CSI Squirrel Cage Induction Motor Drive. In a multistage converter ac is converted into dc with sequence control to improve converter power factor and to reduce harmonics produced […]