Low-Voltage Power Capacitors & Capacitor Banks
LV Capacitor Banks for Power Factor Correction & Energy Saving
Power capacitors and capacitor banks are essential for improving power factor in electrical systems with inductive loads.
A substantial portion of low-voltage electricity consumption is associated with inductive devices. This leads to a power factor where the current lags behind the voltage, ultimately diminishing the real capacity of power generation equipment and transformers. Such scenarios result in losses within the internal circuits, spanning from the transmission and distribution lines to the end-users. This not only impacts the revenue of power companies but also translates to avoidable energy wastage. Consequently, utility companies often implement a strategic combination of penalties and incentives to incentivize users with low power factors to invest in capacitive banks for power factor correction. In cases where the electrical circuit exhibits high harmonic components, the installation of series reactors, also known as detuned reactors, becomes essential to improve the power factor and avert potential disasters stemming from circuit resonance.
CIC addresses these crucial requirements with a range of solutions, including "Intelligent" Capacitors and Capacitor Banks (WC3 & WCX3 Series). These cutting-edge solutions are equipped with multiple operational and protection functions. By installing these Intelligent Capacitors alongside specific inductive loads or system power transformers, targeted power factor correction helps reduce losses and prevent damage from excessive reactive currents. This not only enhances the efficiency of the electrical system but can also lead to cost savings for end-users by reducing electricity bills and potentially helping utility companies optimize their metering revenue.
CIC also offers conventional LV power capacitors, including single-phase or three-phase tubular power capacitors with aluminum alloy outer casings. These capacitors are available as single tubes but with varying output capacities. These power capacitors can be combined with zero-crossing switches (or electromagnetic contactors), automatic power factor regulators, detuned reactors, and protective power fuses to create a customized multi-stage power factor correction capacitor bank.
It's worth noting that all LV power capacitors from CIC come equipped with self-healing functionality and built-in pressure fuses, ensuring dual protection features for optimal performance and safety.
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LV "Intelligent" Capacitor (Capacitor Bank) for Power Factor Correction and Energy Saving【Standard Type】
LV Intelligent Capacitors 【Standard Type】 can be used as individual compensators or as part of a centralized capacitor bank. Compared to traditional capacitors, these intelligent capacitors offer additional protective features, including overvoltage, overtemperature, and undervoltage protection. Each unit comes with a built-in microprocessor, which automatically performs power-factor correction and controls the zero-crossing switch.
LV "Intelligent" Capacitor (Capacitor Bank) for Power Factor Correction and Energy Saving【Harmonic Suppression Type】
LV Intelligent Capacitor 【Harmonic Suppression Type】offers all of the features of the "Standard Type" product and can provide, in addition, the capability of suppressing harmonics and preventing related damage.
Low-voltage, single-phase or three-phase power capacitors, featuring self-restoring metallized polypropylene film and built-in tension fuses. Comes with a screw at the bottom for easy installation. Cylindrical-shape aluminum alloy casing.
Detuned reactors, connected in series, are necessary for circuits with high harmonic currents. These “series reactors,” usually part of a power factor correction (PFC) capacitor bank, help to reduce harmonics in currents, increase power efficiency, and prevent disasters caused by resonance.