Title: Analysis, design and simulation of three-phase active power filter with series capacitor topology for current harmonic compensation

Authors: Nirav Pandya; P.N. Tekwani; Vinod Patel

Addresses: Department of Electrical Engineering, Institute of Technology, Nirma University, Ahmedabad 382481, India ' Department of Electrical Engineering, Institute of Technology, Nirma University, Ahmedabad 382481, India ' AMTECH Electronics (India) Ltd., Electronics Zone, Gandhinagar 382028, Gujarat, India

Abstract: The proposed system consists of an LC passive filter connected in series with three-phase active power filter. The passive filter is tuned to 13th order harmonic frequency. Major portion of harmonic current generated by nonlinear load is absorbs by passive filter, and active filter is used to improve filtering performance of the system by providing compensation for host of other higher order harmonics. Requirement of dc-link voltage of the active filter is less in the presented scheme as compared to that of standard voltage source active power filter without any other passive filtering component. This resulted in significant reduction in cost and power rating of active power filter. Analysis and design of various components of active filter are presented. Simulation analysis is carried out using instantaneous active-reactive power (P-Q) theory. Simulation results verify circuit configuration and filtering performance of the proposed topology. This system can be an attractive solution for effective harmonic filtering.

Keywords: active power filter; active and reactive power; analysis and design; passive filter; series capacitor topology; total harmonic distortion.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPELEC.2018.095092

International Journal of Power Electronics, 2018 Vol.9 No.4, pp.426 - 446

Available online: 29 Jun 2018 *

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