An Advanced Approach to Process Hardening

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Chuck C. Thomas, Bill Howe, Mark W. Stephens, Math H.J. Bollen

Process hardening offers the prospect of solving vexing power quality problems without incurring prohibitive costs and making a huge capital investment. The technique presented in this paper focuses on identifying the specific types of PQ issues that a facility's process is experiencing, identifying the specific elements within the process that are susceptible, and then surgically dealing with those elements either by replacing them with more robust alternatives, or by some how isolating them from the vagaries of the grid.

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