Harmonics in an electrical system/equipment occur due to fluctuations in the current or voltage. The propagation of harmonic frequencies is one of the most important cause of power quality problem in the electrical systems. Harmonic causes torque fluctuations, misfiring in variable speed drives and heating in the system. Thus, in order to ensure optimum power quality, complete suppression of harmonics is a critical consideration. The growing need for ensuring power quality coupled with increasing use of non-linear loads such as variable frequency drives producing harmonics is expected to drive the demand of harmonic filter in the coming years. Passive harmonic filters that are built from a combination of power components including inductors, resistors, and capacitors are tuned for a particular frequency of interest.

Over the last few decades, passive harmonic filters have been finding use in a wide range of applications due to their superior compensation of the reactive power, simple and robust construction, and relatively lower cost as compared to other harmonic filters. Their preliminary utilization in power factor correction applications has been the driving force for their extended use within power networks. Passive filters are required to be applied only after considering their effect on the whole network. Incorrect application of harmonic filters may lead to early failure of the filter. However, the passive harmonic filter when designed and applied correctly, offers a cost effective solution to harmonic distortions at all voltage levels.

For the purpose of providing and in-depth and detailed analysis of the market, the global passive harmonic filter market has been segmented into product type, voltage level and end user. Different types of passive harmonic filter available in the market includes tuned passive harmonic filters and detuned passive harmonic filters. In addition, depending on voltage level at which harmonic filter is to be applied, the market has been classified into low voltage, medium voltage and high voltage. Moreover, data related to the demand of passive harmonic filter across various application in different end user segments including industrial, IT (Information Technology) and data centers, automotive, oil and gas and water treatment industry among others, is also provided in this report. Furthermore, information related to current market situation along with expected demand trend of passive harmonic filter across different regions such as North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle-East and Africa (MEA) and Latin America.

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