Assessing the Influence of Electrical Load Disturbances on Steel Factory Production Lines⁩

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Steel factories are one of the largest energy consumers in the local
electric utilities networks which make them contribute
significantly to the fluctuation in quality of the power supplied.
The power quality characteristics of the electric load are critical
for the industrial sector to ensure an economic continuity of
production lines and being connected to a sustainable and resilient
electrical network. This paper summarizes the different types of
electric network disturbances, the methods of compensating
power losses, and electrical interruption costs of steel factories
operations. In the presented work, it has been observed that
introducing compensation devices such as SVCs can recover the
power losses in the network incurred with respect to steel factory
connection. The losses in production lines additional to the cost of
disturbance occurring in the system are also calculated in Saudi
Riyals ($1 = SAR3.75) for one year under the best estimate
condition. It has been found that the associated losses of
disturbances can also be cut significantly by using SVCs in the
network. This paper concludes by providing practical
recommendations for the industry to eliminate or minimize the
total disturbances and associated costs based on the data retrieved
from the Rolling Mills Plant case study.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Innovative Applied Energy (IAPE’19)
Place of PublicationOxford
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2019