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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Analysis of medium voltage adjustable speed drive application on existing 500 horse power dual induction motor installation
by Cabibbo, Marco, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 57; 1526896
Abstract (Summary)

To meet the changing demands of bulk cargo loading operations in the Port of Long Beach, material handling processes can be improved by replacing existing across-the-line starters for induction motors with adjustable speed drives. In this thesis, the technical requirements, both well-known and new, of replacing an existing medium-voltage across-the-line starter with a state-of-the-art adjustable speed drive will be reviewed. The different topologies for solid-state power converters used in adjustable speed drives, the effect of cable length, and mechanical load consideration will be presented. A comparison between starting an induction motor using across-the-line starting versus starting with an adjustable speed drive will be analyzed using Matrix Laboratory, a multi-paradigm numerical computing environment and fourth-generation programming language. Recommendations will be made to resolve practical issues and provide a reliable, high-performance, engineering solution.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Yeh, Hen-Geul Henry
Commitee: Chu, Chaw-Long, Wang, Fei
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Electrical Engineering
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 53/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Electrical engineering
Keywords: Adjustable speed drive, Induction motor, Medium voltage, Port of Long Beach
Publication Number: 1526896
ISBN: 978-1-321-27696-1
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