A Novel MPPT Heating Control Strategy Applied to the Induction Heating System

Yu Lin Lee, Chang Hua Lin, Hwa Dong Liu*

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Abstract

This study proposes an induction heating system with maximum power-point tracking (MPPT) control strategy. The system architecture adopts a 1.3 kW full-bridge series resonant circuit with a step-down transformer and adjusts the operating frequency by a microcontroller unit to improve the heating efficiency. Secondly, the proposed MPPT control strategy based on induction heating uses the relationship between the operating frequency and the system heating temperature to find the operating frequency corresponding to the maximum power point (MPP) quickly. Then, an additional hill-climbing algorithm adjusting the duty cycle is applied to reach the duty cycle corresponding to the MPP. Under the simulation and actual experimental measurement, the traditional control strategy has 76% and 68% at 500 and 750 degrees, respectively, and it takes 320 s for the system to reach 750 degrees. By contrast, the proposed MPPT control strategy achieves 96% efficiency when the system heating temperature is 500 and 750 degrees, and it only takes 120 s to reach the system heating temperature to 750 degrees. The contribution of this study is that the traditional full-bridge series resonant converter is implemented for the proposed induction heating system, where the proposed MPPT control strategy applied to the proposed induction heating system significantly has high efficiency, high stability, and high heating speed advantages, which can be accurately controlled.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1151
JournalProcesses
Volume10
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Jun

Keywords

  • full-bridge series resonant circuit
  • hill-climbing algorithm
  • induction heating
  • maximum power-point tracking heating technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Process Chemistry and Technology

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