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The importance of load studies

BY KATHLEEN WOLF-DAVIS with CASY HENRY, Megger

If you’re running an industrial power system—whether for an airport, a mill, a factory or a smelter—you’re focused on more than the traditional utility concept of keeping the lights on. You definitely need that power to be available, no doubt, but what you’d really like to know about are the details: quality of power, flow and reliability—items that impact your machinery, your schedule, your production and, often, your bottom line.

In the first edition of Power Quality Essentials, we’ll examine one of the most important power aspects to analyze: tracking changes in power flow and profiling the load. While it’s true that load flow discussions in the power industry may be on overload at this point, it’s talked about so often because it’s vitally important.

What does studying the load flow do for you? It helps you ensure that your power is connecting in the best ways, that it’s stable for delicate equipment, that it’s reliable for a production line, and that it’s working to your utmost advantage.

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