Electrical harmonics are a big problem in the oilfield. Every device connected to the grid is susceptible to harmonic interference and low power quality. Worse, harmonic distortions do not discriminate between residential and industrial users.
Harmonics are a harmful condition that can occur in electrical environments. Ideally, electricity is delivered at a set and sustained frequency—typically 60Hz in the US. Realistically, disturbances and distortions occur that add frequencies to the electricity. Harmonics are propagated both downstream to equipment and upstream into the power grid. The effect on the grid depends on the severity of the harmonic distortion and the size of the total energy pool.
Topics: Clean Power | Harmonics