Offshore Energy

An optimal quality of offshore energy is of the utmost importance

The right quality of offshore electrical energy - Power Quality - is essential to ensure the reliability of offshore electrical installations. As a result of the increased use of converters and other innovative electronics, excessive harmonics may emerge in voltage and current. This can create problems for the safety, reliability and capacity of offshore electrical installations. A poor Power Quality can reveal itself in the flickering of lights, heat generation, overloading of generators and switchgear and the accelerated aging of connected equipment.

Consequences of a poor Power Quality

Capacity losses
Malfunctioning of sensitive equipment
Shortened life of electrical equipment
Disturbance in the accuracy of measuring and security systems
Increased temperature in cables, transformers and distributors
Energy losses and an increased risk of fire

Offshore energy specialist

For over five years, our Active Harmonic Filters are installed on ships to optimize the electric energy quality. Meanwhile, our knowledge and products are also used on offshore platforms. Our clients see the benefits this provides in terms of safety, reliability and capacity. Our engineers are aware of all electrical aspects with regards to offshore energy. Not only does HyTEPS deliver a product, we also provide services such as Power Quality surveys and measurements, commissioning and service visits.

HyTEPS works closely with Eindhoven University of Technology. Some of our products are installed in the Power Quality lab of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering for demonstration and testing purposes. At the Eindhoven University of Technology we regularly provide training for our (potential) customers and we work with some employees of the TU / e in the field of testing (new) products.

Offshore energy Power Quality

Optimizing the offshore energy quality

By means of Active Harmonic Filtering

An advanced method to reduce harmonics and keep them within the prescribed norm is the application of an Active Harmonic Filter. The installation of an Active Harmonic Filter optimizes the Power Quality. The Active Harmonic Filter (AHF) is installed parallel to the installation, which allows harmonic distortions created by multiple devices to be reduced with just one Active Harmonic Filter.. This results in an optimization of the offshore energy regarding reliability, efficiency and capacity.

Functioning of an Active Harmonic Filter

Optimizing offshore Power Quality
Prevent malfunctioning - Reduce service costs - Improve efficiency - Increase reliability - Ensure safety

Case with an Active Harmonic Filter

A HyTEPS Active Harmonic Filter (AHF) is installed on a rig. During commissiong the filter is turned off for a short period of time, resulting in the total harmonic distortion of the voltage (THDU) to rise immediately to unacceptable values (see chart).

Offshore reliability Power Quality


This year we are organizing or participating in various events.
Do you want to get know HyTEPS? Come and meet us at one of the following events:

- METS 2017 / SuperYacht Pavillion
- HyTEPS Power Tour 2017 (Dutch)
- HyTEPS Training courses (Dutch)
- HyTEPS - RVO Energy Event (Dutch)

HyTEPS Events over Power Quality en Energie Efficiƫntie

Are you interested in our solutions to achieve an optimum electrical offshore energy quality?

Please contact us to discuss the possibilities.