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Power Factor Improvement in a Sugar Mill: An Analysis

Keywords: Distribution losses , induction motors , inductive load , power factor , sugar mill

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To reduce losses in the distribution system, and toreduce the electricity bill, power factor correction, usually in theform of capacitors, is added to neutralize as much of themagnetizing current as possible..To improve the power factor insugar mill, it is required to install the capacitors of requiredcapacitor ratings as near to the load as possible. This paperreports a case of sugar mill where the induction motors having apower factor of 0.8 has a potential to improve the power factor to0.95, by installing suitable power factor improvement capacitors.

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