Assessing the Influence of Electrical Load Disturbances on Steel Factory Production Lines⁩

Mohammed Abdulaziz Al Aqil, M. H. Shwehdi, Adel Adel Aldalbahi,, Rajamohamed Sumsudeen

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    Steel factories are one of the largest energy consumers in the local
    electric utilities networks which make them contribute
    significantly to the fluctuation in quality of the power supplied.
    The power quality characteristics of the electric load are critical
    for the industrial sector to ensure an economic continuity of
    production lines and being connected to a sustainable and resilient
    electrical network. This paper summarizes the different types of
    electric network disturbances, the methods of compensating
    power losses, and electrical interruption costs of steel factories
    operations. In the presented work, it has been observed that
    introducing compensation devices such as SVCs can recover the
    power losses in the network incurred with respect to steel factory
    connection. The losses in production lines additional to the cost of
    disturbance occurring in the system are also calculated in Saudi
    Riyals ($1 = SAR3.75) for one year under the best estimate
    condition. It has been found that the associated losses of
    disturbances can also be cut significantly by using SVCs in the
    network. This paper concludes by providing practical
    recommendations for the industry to eliminate or minimize the
    total disturbances and associated costs based on the data retrieved
    from the Rolling Mills Plant case study.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Innovative Applied Energy (IAPE’19)
    Place of PublicationOxford
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2019


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