## Power Factor in AC Circuit

In DC circuits, the product VI gives the power in watts drawn by the circuit. But in AC circuits, things are different. In AC circuits, the product VI gives the apparent power and not the real power because the voltage and current are not in phase with each other. Power Factor in AC Circuit The […]

## RC | RLC | RL Series Circuits

In actual practice, AC circuits contain two or more than two components connected in series. In a series circuit, each component carries the same current. An AC series circuit may be classified as under: RL Series Circuit  In an RL series circuit, a pure resistance (R) is connected in series with a coil having the

## Purely Resistive Circuit

All AC circuits are made up of the combination of resistance R, inductance L and capacitance C. The circuit elements R, L, and C are known as circuit parameters. To study a general AC circuit it is necessary to consider the effect of each parameter separately. Purely Resistive Circuit A purely resistive circuit is a

## RMS Value of AC Current | Derivation

In a DC system, the voltage and current are constant, therefore, there is no problem in specifying their magnitude. But in the case of an AC system, an alternating voltage varies from instant to instant and so poses a problem in specifying the magnitude. So to express the AC quantities in an easy and understandable form,

Dielectric heating is also known as radio frequency heating or electronic heating. When a non-metallic material such as wood, plastic, bone, or ceramic is subjected to an alternating electrostatic field, the dielectric loss occurs in it. This loss appears in the form of heat in dielectric heating. It is the basic dielectric heating principle. A

## Electric Arc Furnace & Arc Heating

In the electric arc furnace, the heat is generated by an electric arc. In this furnace, the arc may be created by the following different ways: 1. By striking the arc between the charge and electrode: In this method, the heat is directly conducted and taken by the charge. The furnace operating on this principle

## Ajax Wyatt Vertical Core Type Induction Furnace

The induction heating works on the transformer principle. It is also known as eddy current heating. In these machines, the currents are induced by the principle of electromagnetic induction. It may be of low frequency as in the case of core type induction furnaces or of high frequency as in the case of coreless induction

## Indirect & Direct Resistance Heating

The basic principle of resistance heating is that, when current passes through some resistance, power loss takes place which appears in the form of heat. There are two types of resistance heating, namely, direct resistance heating and indirect resistance heating. Direct Resistance Heating In the direct resistance heating, the electric current passes through the charge

## Types of Poles in Transmission Line

The supporting structure for overhead lines is required to keep the bare conductors at a suitable level above the ground. These may be various types of poles or towers. They should have following essential properties: Types of Poles in Transmission Line The following are main types of poles and towers generally used in the overhead