The effect of conducted emissions of Grid-Tied three-Phase adjustable drives

Genç S., Muneeswaran V., Thomas D., Greedy S., GÜNDOĞDU B., Sarma N., ...More

Engineering Science and Technology, an International Journal, vol.46, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jestch.2023.101505
  • Journal Name: Engineering Science and Technology, an International Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, INSPEC, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Keywords: Adjustable motor drive inverters, Conducted emission (CE), Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), Electromagnetic interference (EMI)
  • Hakkari University Affiliated: Yes


Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) is generated and mitigated in power converters. EMI problems are related to high-speed power converters. This article focuses on conducted electromagnetic interference in adjustable-speed drive (ASD) systems. The electromagnetic compatibility of three-phase/level grid-connected drive inverters is investigated. The test setup is built per the CISPR16-1–2 standard, and the interferences produced from the inverter to the grid are measured. The main dependencies of conducted emissions of a power inverter, changes in the length/shape of main cables, and motor speed have been investigated under load and no load conditions. Factors affecting EMI performance and filter design issues will be addressed. A statistical approach to quantifying the frequency domain impact of conducted emission noise created on the three-phase system by operating various emission sources. Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) was applied for time–frequency domain conversion, and to evaluate with a statistical approach Minitab software was used. Then, a filter design is created to prevent these interferences from being conducted to the grid. Also, the noise attenuation of the EMI filter has been validated in the simulation. Briefly, this study fills in the blanks of uncertainties involved in measuring three-phase emissions, which helps the engineers at the design stage of three-phase converters.