Continued from first part: Electrical Thumb Rules You MUST Follow (Part 1)
Useful Electrical Equations
- For Sinusoidal Current: Form Factor = RMS Value/Average Value = 1.11
- For Sinusoidal Current: Peak Factor = Max Value/RMS Value = 1.414
- Average Value of Sinusoidal Current (Iav) = 0.637 x Im (Im = Max.Value)
- RMS Value of Sinusoidal Current (Irms) = 0.707 x Im (Im = Max.Value)
- A.C Current = D.C Current/0.636.
- Phase Difference between Phase = 360/ No of Phase (1 Phase=230/1=360°, 2 Phase=360/2=180°)
- Short Circuit Level of Cable in KA (Isc) =
(0.094 x Cable Dia in Sq.mm) /√ Short Circuit Time (Sec)
- Max.Cross Section Area of Earthing Strip (mm2) = √(Fault Current x Fault Current x Operating Time of Disconnected Device ) / K
K = Material Factor, K for Cu = 159, K for Al = 105, K for steel = 58 , K for GI = 80
- Most Economical Voltage at given Distance = 5.5 x √ ((km/1.6) + (kw/100))
- Cable Voltage Drop (%) =
(1.732 x current x (RcosǾ+jsinǾ) x 1.732 x Length (km) x 100) / (Volt(L-L) x Cable Run.
- Spacing of Conductor in Transmission Line (mm) = 500 + 18 x (P – P Volt) + (2 x (Span in Length)/50).
- Protection radius of Lighnting Arrestor = √h x (2D-h) + (2D+L).
Where h= height of L.A, D-distance of equipment (20, 40, 60 Meter), L=V x t (V=1m/ms, t=Discharge Time).
- Size of Lightning Arrestor = 1.5x Phase to Earth Voltage or 1.5 x (System Voltage/1.732).
- Maximum Voltage of the System = 1.1xRated Voltage (Ex. 66KV = 1.1 × 66 = 72.6KV)
- Load Factor = Average Power/Peak Power
- If Load Factor is 1 or 100% = This is best situation for System and Consumer both.
- If Load Factor is Low (0 or 25%) = you are paying maximum amount of KWH consumption. Load Factor may be increased by switching or use of your Electrical Application.
- Demand Factor = Maximum Demand / Total Connected Load (Demand Factor <1)
- Demand factor should be applied for Group Load
- Diversity Factor =
Sum of Maximum Power Demand / Maximum Demand (Demand Factor >1)
Diversity factor should be consider for individual Load
- Plant Factor (Plant Capacity) = Average Load / Capacity of Plant
- Fusing Factor = Minimum Fusing Current / Current Rating (Fusing Factor>1).
- Voltage Variation (1 to 1.5%) = ((Average Voltage – Min Voltage) x 100)/Average Voltage
Ex: 462V, 463V, 455V, Voltage Variation= ((460 – 455) x 100)/455 = 1.1%.
- Current Variation (10%) = ((Average Current – Min Current) x 100)/Average Current
Ex: 30A,35A,30A, Current Variation = ((35-31.7) x 100)/31.7 = 10.4%
- Fault Level at TC Secondary
= TC (VA) x 100 / Transformer Secondary (V) x Impedance (%)
- Motor Full Load Current = Kw /1.732 x KV x P.F x Efficiency