Capacitor Banks

Industrial applications

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 .

Being able to detect in advance the deterioration of assets and schedule maintenance intelligently, being carried out at the appropriate time.

Major failures

01.

Relevant load changes

Capacitor banks are designed for an original load. Over time, this changes. This can lead to the original capacitor bank being insufficient or unsuitable for the new situation. It can also be the case that the bank enters in resonance with the installation and becomes a harmonic generator, worsening the efficiency level of the installation.

02.

Capacitors in poor condition

Poor maintenance of the capacitor battery may cause it to fail as expected. Capacitors lose their capacitance over time. If they are not replaced in time, the performance of the set is no longer effective: it does not perform its function correctly.

03.

Generation in bad condition

In the face of a power failure, the non-disconnection of the capacitor bank can cause a sudden surge of tension. This may damage sensitive equipment in the installation.

Detection

Being able to detect in advance any failure allows us to schedule intelligently the maintenance of the asset, being carried out at the appropriate time.

Measurement

Knowing in real time the state of a capacitor allows us to differentiate within an installation those that suffer greater wear depending on their load, as well as the quality of the voltage they are supplying at their output.

Cost reduction

We reduce maintenance costs by performing operations when necessary and avoid unplanned shutdowns or the destruction of critical assets that are difficult to replace in our plant.

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