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Power System Interview Questions and Answers List
1. What is meant by synchronous condenser?
An over excited synchronous motor running on no load is known as synchronous condenser. It is used to improve the power factor of the system.
2. Define Power Factor.
The cosine of angle between voltage and the current in an AC circuit is known as power factor.
The value of power factor will always be less than 1.
It is a usual practice to attach a word lagging or leading with the numerical value of power factor to signify whether the current lags or leads the voltage.
3. What is the difference between fuse and circuit breaker?
(i) Fuse performs both detection and interruption functions. Circuit breaker performs interruption function only. The detection of fault is made by relay system.
(ii) The breaking capacity of fuse is very small compare to that of circuit breaker.
(iii) The operating time of the fuse is smaller than operating time of CB.
(iv) After every operation, replacement is required in the fuse. In case of circuit breaker, replacement is not required.
4. What is meant by Sag?
The difference in level between points of supports and the lowest point on the conductor is called sag.
5. What is corona?
The phenomenon of violet glow, hissing noise and production of ozone gas in an overhead transmission line is known as corona.
6. How can we reduce the effect of corona?
1. By increasing conductor size:
By increasing conductor size, the voltage at which corona occurs is raised and hence corona effects are considerably reduced.
2. By increasing conductor spacing:
By increasing the spacing between conductors, the voltage at which corona occurs is raised and hence corona effects can be eliminated.
7. What is tariff?
The rate at which electrical energy is supplied to a consumer is known as tariff.
The tariff should include the following items:
(i) Recovery of cost of producing electrical energy at the power station
(ii) Recovery of cost on the capital investment in transmission and distribution systems.
(iii) Recovery of cost of operation and maintenance of supply
(iv) A suitable profit on the capital investment.
8. What are the various types of tariff?
1. Simple tariff
2. Flat rate tariff
3. Block rate tariff
4. Two-part tariff
5. Maximum demand tariff
6. Power factor tariff
7. Three-part tariff
9. What are the advantages and disadvantages of nuclear power plant?
(i) The amount of fuel required is quite small.
(ii) It requires less space so it can be located near to the load centre.
(iii) Huge deposits of nuclear fuels available all over the world. So supply of electricity can be ensured.
(iv) It ensures reliability of operation.
(i) The fuel used is expensive and is difficult to recover.
(ii) The capital cost on a nuclear plant is very high as compared to other types of plants
(iii) The disposal of the by-products is a big problem. They are radioactive in nature.
(iv) The maintenance charges are high.
10. What is the Power Station ?
Power Station is a place where Power is Generated and Transmitted , eg. Tharmal power station, Hydel power station, Nuclear power station etc.
11. What is Slack Bus ?
Slack Bus is the responsible for the delivering losses in the power system. in this bus the magnitude of voltage and phase angle are specified. This bus is first to respond to a changing load condition.
12. what is critical disruptive voltage.
The minimum voltage at which the breakdown of the insulating properties of air occurs and corona start is called D C V .
13. How many types of fault occurs in the 3 P power system ?
Faults in the 3 P system can be classified under the following :-
a. single line to ground (LG) fault
b.line to line (LL) fault
c. Double line to ground (LLG) fault
d. Thee Phase short circuit (LLL) fault
e. three phase to ground (LLLG) fault
14. How many methods uses for the load flow solution ?
Gauss-seidel method using Ybus
Newton- Raphson method (NR)
Power flow through line and slack bus power
Decouple load flow method
Fast Decouple load flow method.
15. What is skin effect ?
A. When the AC passed through the conductor the density of the current is not uniform over the cross-section of the conductor, the density of the current is very high near the surface of the conductor and very low at middle this effect is called skin effect. this effect is only in the ac.
16. What is the Bundle conductor and why is is used ?
A bundle conductor consists of two more parallel subconductors at a spacing of several diameters.this is use to reduce the corona and skin effect.