Accession Number : ADA187929

Title :   Quality of Electrical Power and High Technology Equipment.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Decker, Jonathan R

PDF Url : ADA187929

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 87

Abstract : The purpose of this research was to determine if Air Force Bases in the Continental United States were receiving quality electrical power in accordance with ANSI C84.1. An investigation into factors influencing quality electrical power and Power Conditioning and Continuation Interface Equipment was also conducted. There were four research objectives in this effort: (1) Determine if Air Force Bases in the Continental United States are receiving quality electrical power in accordance with ANSI C84.1. (2) Determine how grounding impacts the operation of high technology equipment. (3) Determine how power disturbances on the distribution grid affect the operation of high technology equipment. (4) Identify the different types of Power Conditioning and Continuation Interface Equipment (PCCIE) and determine how they help and when they are applicable. Over 60% of the individuals in the sample did not know if the electrical power they received met ANSI C84.1. The most serious ground problem the Civil Engineer faces is the isolated grounding scheme. This is due to safety and operational factors. It appears that electrical power disturbances cause less operational problems with high technology equipment that has traditionally been believed. Operational problems due to electrical power represent at most 10% of the total operational problems experienced by high technology equipment. Several types of Power Conditioning and Continuation Interface Equipment were identified and concept of operations explained.

Descriptors :   *DISTRIBUTION, *ELECTRIC POWER, *POWER CONDITIONING, AIR FORCE FACILITIES, AIRPORTS, GRIDS, GROUND LEVEL, INTERFACES, POWER, QUALITY, UNITED STATES, THESES

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE