WP#55 - Data Center Power System Harmonics

15 October, 2013 | White Paper

Mietek Glinkowski, ABB Inc. Lynn Simmons, Dell David Loucks, Eaton Dusty Becker, Emerson Network Power Ian Bitterlin, Emerson Network Power Bill Campbell, Emerson Network Power Harry Handlin, GE Energy Management Pamela Lembke, IBM Tom Earp, Individual Member Darrin LeRoy, Individual Member Andrew Lynch, Individual Member Stephen McCluer, Schneider Electric Jim Spitaels, Schneider Electric

Data center managers often request lower harmonics numbers, but they do not always understand what the appropriate numbers are and why. Zero harmonics does not necessarily mean a better data center operating environment. This white paper provides a general overview of harmonics, including what they are and what they do, and outlines how to balance them with efficiency.