Research on regenerative drives and low harmonic solutions

IMS Research suggests the Asia Pacific region could grow by as much as 18% in 2011 in the area of regenerative drives and low harmonic solutions.

07/19/2011


The Asia Pacific region is poised for 2011 growth of 17.8% in the area of regenerative drives and low harmonic solutions, according to a new market report, "The World Market for Regenerative Drives & Low Harmonic Solutions" from IMS Research. China in particular will see grow in these areas across many different industry sectors, unlike other developed countries that focus harmonic standards on specific industries, such as water and wastewater and commercial HVAC.

Harmonic standards are regulated differently by country, and this often affects which industry sectors will require harmonic mitigation. “Asia Pacific is the largest regional market for harmonic filters, representing 41.4% of sales in 2010, due to the region’s poor power quality in relation to Europe and to a lesser extent the United States,” said IMS Research analyst Sarah Sultan. “In addition, industrial standards regulate harmonics for heavy industry in China leading to increased demand for harmonic solutions across multiple industries.”

IEEE 519 is a U.S. harmonic standard that regulates harmonic distortion at the point of common coupling. As a result, industries most affected by this requirement are ones nearest in proximity to the consumer power grid, such as water and wastewater and commercial HVAC. Similar IEC standards in Europe regulate voltage distortion at the major input to the plant, forcing all heavy industry to regulate harmonics. However, due to higher power quality in Europe, harmonic concerns tend to be less of an issue than in other major regions. Asian countries use a combination of IEC standards and IEEE 519.

As a result, growth for low harmonic solutions is highly dependent on regulation and enforcement of harmonic mitigation standards, which can be enforced by the country’s government, the state or province government, or by the individual utility company. While the global market is predicted to have a strong performance in 2011, growing approximately 14.0%, many of the countries in the Asia Pacific region will outpace overall market growth as a result of more stringent standards and enforcement.

- Edited by Chris Vavra, Control Engineering, www.controleng.com



No comments
Consulting-Specifying Engineer's Product of the Year (POY) contest is the premier award for new products in the HVAC, fire, electrical, and...
Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine is dedicated to encouraging and recognizing the most talented young individuals...
The MEP Giants program lists the top mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering firms in the United States.
High-performance buildings; Building envelope and integration; Electrical, HVAC system integration; Smoke control systems; Using BAS for M&V
Pressure piping systems: Designing with ASME; Lab ventilation; Lighting controls; Reduce energy use with VFDs
Smoke control: Designing for proper ventilation; Smart Grid Standard 201P; Commissioning HVAC systems; Boilers and boiler systems
Case Study Database

Case Study Database

Get more exposure for your case study by uploading it to the Consulting-Specifying Engineer case study database, where end-users can identify relevant solutions and explore what the experts are doing to effectively implement a variety of technology and productivity related projects.

These case studies provide examples of how knowledgeable solution providers have used technology, processes and people to create effective and successful implementations in real-world situations. Case studies can be completed by filling out a simple online form where you can outline the project title, abstract, and full story in 1500 words or less; upload photos, videos and a logo.

Click here to visit the Case Study Database and upload your case study.

Protecting standby generators for mission critical facilities; Selecting energy-efficient transformers; Integrating power monitoring systems; Mitigating harmonics in electrical systems
Commissioning electrical systems in mission critical facilities; Anticipating the Smart Grid; Mitigating arc flash hazards in medium-voltage switchgear; Comparing generator sizing software
Integrating BAS, electrical systems; Electrical system flexibility; Hospital electrical distribution; Electrical system grounding
As brand protection manager for Eaton’s Electrical Sector, Tom Grace oversees counterfeit awareness...
Amara Rozgus is chief editor and content manager of Consulting-Specifier Engineer magazine.
IEEE power industry experts bring their combined experience in the electrical power industry...
Michael Heinsdorf, P.E., LEED AP, CDT is an Engineering Specification Writer at ARCOM MasterSpec.