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Actively Cut Power Costs with GRIDCON PFC

GRIDCON PFC – Actively Cut Power Costs with Passive Systems

Westek Electronics offer the GRIDCON PFC product range from industry leader MR – your partner of choice when it comes to voltage quality. Our customers can benefit greatly from MR’s extensive knowledge in the field of power quality, and their international experience in creating sustainable solutions.

The significance of harmonics in the modern distribution grids has increased vastly over the years. As a result, compensation systems and filters need to perform at higher standards.

In an electrical power system, a load with low power factor will draw more current than a load with a high power factor. The higher currents increase the energy loss in the distribution system.

As the focus is on increasing the efficiency of the energy supply, the GRIDCON PFC product range is used in the distribution grid. The passive systems for reactive power compensation and filtering harmonics can cut transmission losses and therefore energy costs.

Individual assemblies form the basis of MR’s passive systems. They make up the platform for the systems’ modular structure, which provides various benefits, including simplification of service work and subsequent expansion of modification. Since assemblies use common carriers, various technologies can be combined in one cabinet, making highly economical solution possible.

The GRIDCON PFC Systems offered by Westek

GRIDCON thyristor switched PFC equipment is used to compensate the reactive power in three-phase power supply systems with frequent fast load changes. By switching in the current’s zero point, the thyristor-controlled systems have virtually no wear. This preserves the capacitor and reduces system perturbation. GRIDCON thyristor switched PFC systems are available with 7% or 14% detuning reactors for additional harmonic mitigation of the power supply system.

Westek also offer the GRIDCON Automatic PFC equipment, used to compensate the reactive power in three-phase power supply systems. These systems allow the automatic switching of different capacitor banks, thus following the variations of the absorbed reactive power and keeping the power factor of the installation constant. Automatic PFC systems are available with 7% or 14% detuning reactors for additional harmonic mitigation of the power supply systems.

Some of the GRIDCON PFC benefits:

  • The system’s modular concept simplifies subsequent assembly expansion or modification
  • Complete systems in freestanding cabinet design with various cooling concept
  • Maximum operational reliability
  • Passive filters with multi-stage protection concept and early detection of faults
  • Modular assembly concept makes demand-driven investments possible and reduces installation and service costs
  • High-quality and low-loss components as well as careful project planning ensure a long service life

For more information about the GRIDCON PFC product range from MR, please contact us through our online contact form.