Assessment and Comparison of Conventional Motor Starters and Modern Power Electronic Drives for Induction Motor Starting Characteristics

K. Pillay, Mutasim Nour, K. H. Yang, D.N Datu Harun, L>K Haw

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Abstract

Induction motor is the workhouse of industry and
particular attention is required to monitor and control it.
An induction motor draws a high starting current and
develops a high torque during start-up. The high starting
current often causes problem such as voltage dips which
will be penalized by the energy companies. Various motor
starters were introduced to overcome this problem. The
different motors starters available in Malaysian market are
discussed and analyzed in this paper; these include both
conventional electromechanical starters and power
electronic drives. The advantages, disadvantages and
energy saving features of each type of starter mentioned will
also be discussed. An analysis of the industrial applications
and the demand of these starters in Malaysia are also made
and to finally conclude, this paper will also provide a
suggestion of which starter is most suitable for an
application based on the stated constraints.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Symposium on Industrial Electronics and Applications (ISIEA 2009)
PublisherIEEE
Pages584 - 589
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Oct 2009

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    Pillay, K., Nour, M., Yang, K. H., Datu Harun, D. N., & Haw, LK. (2009). Assessment and Comparison of Conventional Motor Starters and Modern Power Electronic Drives for Induction Motor Starting Characteristics. In IEEE Symposium on Industrial Electronics and Applications (ISIEA 2009) (pp. 584 - 589 ). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISIEA.2009.5356387