Dirty Power at Ports Paper

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Dirty Power at Ports  Guide

If you’ve seen lights flickering, heard transformers emitting more noise than normal, or even had equipment completely shut down, there’s a good chance that you’ve seen the effects of dirty power at work.


Dirty power is the result of interference with an electricity supply and, left unchecked, it can result in significant long term damage to technology – including the lighting system.

In this short paper, we’re looking specifically at dirty power in the context of lighting at port terminals: why it occurs, what happens when it does, and the steps you can take to minimise the risk to your own equipment.