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M.E. DEGREE MODEL EXAMINATION II - 17 May 2012 Elective Power Systems Engineering PE 9261 — POWER QUALITY (Common to M.E. Power Electronics and Drives) (Regulation 2009) Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks Answer ALL questions PART A — (10 2 = 20 marks) 1. What are characterizations of electric power quality? 2. Distinguish between non linear load and unbalanced load. 3. What are the effects of fluorescent lighting on electric power quality? 4. List the demerits of adjustable speed drives. 5. Define measurement error. 6. What are the disadvantages of time domain methods? 7. State the harmonic indices. 8. What are the classical load balancing problems? 9. Define P-Q theory. 10. What is the necessity of control strategies?


PART B — (5 16 = 80 marks) 11. (a) (i) Describe power quality problem due to load variation. (8) (ii) Discuss in detail power quality standards. (8) Or (b) (i) Draw and Explain Computer Business Equipment Manufactures Association (CBEMA) curve. (8) (ii) Describe power frequency variation. (8) 12. (a) With the help of neat schematic diagram explain three phase static AC/DC converters. (16) Or (b) (i) Explain the necessity pulse modulated devices also describe its operation. (8) (ii) Describe the effects of Arc furnace on electric power quality. (8) 13. (a) (i) Describe the analysis of power quality signals using Fourier transform. (8) (ii) What is the role of power factor in power quality improvement and explain power factor measurement? (8) Or (b) Explain the following terms for the application of power quality issues. (i) Walsh transforms. (8) (ii) Wavelet transforms. (8) 14. (a) (i) Explain the procedure for on line extraction of fundamental sequence components from measured samples. (8) (ii) Explain harmonic current mitigation procedure. (8) Or (b) (i) What is meant by Voltage Sag Lost Energy Index (VSLEI)? Discuss in detail. (8) (ii) Derive and explain the technique for obtaining instantaneous symmetrical components from unbalance system. (8) 15. (a) Explain harmonic elimination using passive and active filters with necessary diagram. (16) Or (b) (i) Explain load compensation using DSTATCOM. (8) (ii) Explain protecting sensitive load using DVR. (8) ————––––——