Enhancing Motor Starting Capability Supplied with Diesel Generator using Statcom
Abstract - This paper proposes a very efficient device known Static Compensator (STATCOM) as an alternative to starters in Induction motor. The starting current causes voltage sag, power factor reduction, high rating of Diesel Generator. The main problem in industries is installation of high rated Diesel generators than what actual rating is required. This high rating increases the cost of Diesel Generator which is not affordable for low rating motors. The STATCOM decreases the starting current to its full load current and can be used for all applications. A simulation model is designed for the system with STATCOM which is then verified with calculated results.
Keywords - Starting Current, Full Load Current, Static Compensator (STATCOM)