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Power Electronics Course

Power Electronics Course

Golden Flower Hotel, BANDUNG | September  28 – October 01, 2010 | US$ 990.00/person


Power electronics have become an important discipline in electrical engineering. Basically, power electronics is a discipline that deals with control and conversion of electrical power.  The use of power electronics in industries is growing tremendously in the recent years. Power electronics are used in power generation, power transmission and distribution, and in the power utilization. In power generation, power electronics have been used since a long time ago in automatic voltage regulator (AVR) and excitation system of synchronous generators. In power transmission and distribution, power electronics have been used as static VAR compensators and recently as active power conditioners. In the utilization side, there are so many applications that ranging from several kW to several MW. It used in variable speed drives, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), induction heating, electric welding, dc power supplies, battery chargers, and soft starters.  In all of these applications, high efficiency operation is the basic requirement.

Though power electronics can be used to increase the plant productivity and reliability and also to improve the product quality, power electronics based equipment may bring a problem if it is not applied properly. Switching operations of power electronics may bring harmonic problems.

The wide and vast applications of power electronics in industries have made the management to prepare engineers and technicians that aware and understand this technology.  How to apply and maintain equipment based on this technology has become very important.


Upon the completion of this training, you will able to:

  • Describe the power electronics components
  • Describe the operation of rectifiers, inverters, dc-dc converters, and ac-ac converters
  • Describe the control methods for rectifiers, inverters, dc-dc converters, and ac-ac converters.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot the equipment based on power electronics.


Industrial engineers and technicians that involve in designing, specifying, operating, and maintaining equipment based on power electronics should attend this course. No special backgrounds are required to attend this course.

Course Method and Outline

The course on power electronics is conducted by combining a class tutorial and laboratory experiments. Laboratory experiments are considered important because practical experiences are necessary to mastering the power electronics.  The use of computer software to analyze a power electronic circuit is also introduced.

The course outline is as follows:

Rectifiers. The output and input characteristics are discussed thoroughly. Harmonics and power factor problems that generated by rectifiers are discussed. PWM rectifiers and unity power factor rectifiers are also introduced


The most common applications of ac-ac converters are lamp dimmers, soft-starters, static ac switches, and static VAR compensators.  In this session, the basic characteristics of ac-ac converters are discussed. The ac-ac converters those will be discussed are ac voltage regulators and cycloconverters. Harmonic characteristics of ac-ac converters are also emphasized.

DC-DC Converters

Dc-dc converter is commonly used in a dc switch mode power supply.  The needs of smaller and smaller dc power supplies have made the technology of this converter is growing very fast. Understanding of this technology is also useful to understand the operation of inverters. Isolated and nonisolated dc power supplies will be discussed in this session.


An inverter is commonly used in a variable speed drives and UPS. At present, most of inverter is controlled by a pulse width modulation (PWM) technique. A lot of PWM techniques have been proposed in the literature. In this session, the basic characteristics and control methods of inverters are discussed. Applications of inverters as rectifiers, SVC, and active power conditioners are discussed. By using a PWM technique, an inverter can be controlled as a variable-voltage variable-frequency ac source.

Applications of Power Electronics

In this session, applications of power electronics are discussed. AVR, excitation system, variable speed drives, UPS, battery chargers, and ac voltage regulators are discussed. The basic characteristics of each application are treated thoroughly. Special emphasizes are given to variable speed drives and UPS. Practical application considerations are also emphasized. New applications of power electronics are also introduced.

Troubleshooting and Maintenance

In this session, a practical method to do a troubleshooting is introduced. A special practical experiment has been designed for this purpose. The use of computer software in troubleshooting is also introduced. Ho to maintain power electronic equipment is also discussed.  How to solve harmonic and power factor problems are also introduced.


Dr. Pekik Argo Dahono and TEAM


Pekik Argo Dahono is a Doctor of Enginering Degree from Department of Electrical an Electronic Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. Prior to receiving Doctor Degree, he completed his Master Degree in the same university in 1992. He finished his Bachelor Degree at Department of Electrical Engineering, Institute of Technology Bandung (ITB) in 1985.

Besides formal education, he also followed non degree programs: Power Quality, EDSA Short Course Program in Detroit, Transient Analysis of Electric Drives Short Course in Singapore, Electric Traction Engineering, IEEE Short Course in Hongkong, Demand Side Management, AIT Short Course in Bangkok, Multilevel Conventers, IEEE Short Course in Aachen.

Pekik Argo Dahono conducts major teaching and research programs in Power Electronics, Application of Electrical Machinery, Control of Static Power Converters, Control of Electrical Machinery, Signal and System, Power Quality etc. He is a Head of Electrical Energy Conversion Research Laboratory, Institute of Technology Bandung since 2001.

He has a numerous experience as a Project Director and Consultant, such as Power System Study at Petrochina Ltd, Life Assessment of Synchronous Generator at PT. Geodipa Energy, Electric Fire, Investigation at Soekarno Hatta Airport, Industrial Power System Study at PT. Pertamina Tanjung, Variable Speed Drives Problem Assessment at PT. Chevron Pacific Indonesia, etc.

He has received numerous awards both Domestic and outside the country: Conference Paper Awar from IEE Japan in 1992, scientific writing competition winners among Indonesian students in Japan in 1994, Japan Society for Promotion of Science Research Awards in 1997, Hitachi Kimmai Fellowship Awards in 1997, Toray Research Fellowship Awards in 1998, Asahi Glass Research Awards in 1998, PII Engineering Awards in 2006, ASEAn Engineering Achievement Awards in 2006 and recently he got STEI Awards. He is also a membership of IEEE and IEE Japan.

Registration Fee

  • Registration Deadline: September 20, 2010
  • US$ 990.00/person from 1 (one) Company
  • US$ 880.00/person for more than 3 (Three) Participants from 1 (one) Company

Fee includes the following:

  • Four-day registration fee for all Training sessions (Class Session + Laboratory Experiments)
  • Lunch per day
  • Daily coffee/tea breaks
  • Integrated Quality Training Materials (SOFTCOPY AND HARDCOPY)
  • Quality Training Kits,
  • Convenient Training Facilites,
  • Certifícate of  Compleción.

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