Identify when your capacitor bank is no longer effective, avoid adversely affect your installation
The banks, or capacitor batteries, are a set of capacitors electronically controlled to enter to compensate the reactive energy of an electrical circuit.
Historically, the majority of electrical loads of an industrial installation have been composed of resistive and inductive loads. Some examples are: electric heating systems, induction motors, luminaires, etc. This type of load generates a gap between the voltage and the current received by the circuit. This gap involves a lesser use of energy and the emergence of reactive power. The companies that work with a high reactive level are charged with a penalty by the electric companies. For this reason, companies use capacitor banks: To reduce the percentage of reactive power for the electric Company.
We can find capacitor banks in industrial installations or large buildings where the reactive energy level generated is high enough to generate a high cost in terms of penalties by the electric Company .