Power Factor Correction Capacitor
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Power Factor Correction 200V – 690V, 50/60Hz
Arteche power factor correction capacitor systems improve power factor, reduce KVA demand and can reduce electricity costs. Improving low power factor can increase electrical energy effectiveness by reducing reactive current and KVA while maximizing the usable capacity of your power sources. When you improve power factor, you can also reduce circuit conductor power losses.
Application: Power factor is important when it comes to saving energy, reducing electricity costs and getting the most out of your electrical assets. When power factor is low, more current flows through circuit conductors and power sources (transformers) eating up some of their useful capacity. More current means more kVA,. More heat and more conductor and equipment power losses. Arteche has power factor capacitors to improve power factor for individual loads or an entire facility.
PF Capacitors and Harmonics
Capacitors can become overloaded or cause harmonic resonance and fail prematurely when they share a power system with harmonic producing loads. Arteche offers “Detuned” capacitors which incorporate a harmonic blocking reactor to prevent damaging harmonic currents in the capacitor.
RESULTS OF IMPROVING
|Original PF||Final PF||KVA & Current Reduction|
Fixed capacity systems are an economical choice for individual inductive (motor) loads. Use this for fast ROI solution when Power Factor penalties apply, or to reduce unnecessary burden on your electrical system. Detuned capacitor systems are available for installations that have harmonic producing loads.
Automatic systems are the sensible solution when improving power factor for an entire facility, group of inductive loads, or any time that reactive power demand vary greatly throughout normal operations. Arteche automatic power factor capacitor systems will monitor the reactive power demands and switch the ideal amount of capacitance as needed to maintain high power factor. Capacitance is automatically adjusted as the load changes in order to maintain the desired power factor at all operating conditions. Detuned capacitor systems are available for installations that have harmonic producing loads.
For inductive equipment that has dynamic load characteristics, Arteche offers a fast responding power factor capacitor solution. smARTvar can insert capacitance onto a circuit in less than one cycle, and without switching transients. Maintains high power factor for dynamic loads and extends capacitor life by eliminating
Benefits of Improving Power Factor
- Eliminate Power Factor charges
- Reduce electricity costs
- Reduce current and kVA demand
- Reduce kVA demand & demand charges
- Reduce system power losses
- Increase kVA available from transformers
- Improve facility voltage levels