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Power Factor Correction Panels


Power Factor Correction Panels & APFC


Most industrial loads are inductive in nature. Around 60% of utility load consists of motors and have a running PF of 0.8 – 0.9, hence resulting in a lower power factor of the system. A low power factor is a major handicap to electric services, and is the major reason why leading industries in the private and government sector are investing in Power factor correction methods. A better power factor is a measure of how efficiently electric power is being utilized.

Lecon’s Power Factor Correction Panels are used to improve the power factor on the customer’s grid thus ensuring energy and cost efficiency. The panel uses capacitor banks which are installed parallel to the load.

Lecon panels can be implemented as a standalone model or as a single unit along with Lecon FCMAplus Soft Starters. The capacitor banks are divided into smaller steps based on requirement and switches based on the need to improve power factor.

Our panels have an excellent track record and have improved power factors up to 0.99 in many industrial production plants and pumping stations.

We have supplied power factor correction panels for a variety of industries from Steel, HVAC, Water Supply & Irrigation and Fertilizers. Our Operational Range: 415V to 13.8kV; 5kVAr to 5,000 kVAr

  

 

Lecon is a leading apfc panel manufacturer in india which improves the power factor

 

 

Lecon has two offerings of its PF panels:


1. Standard Power Factor Correction Panels.

2. Automatic Power Factor Correction Panels (APFC) Panels


Lecon PF panels can be used either manually or automatically, to improve the power factor. APFC Relays are used when automatic switching is desired from the panels.

Technical Advantages: Some advantages of Lecon’s PF panels improving the power factor are the following

  • Reduction in voltage drops
  • Reduction in line losses
  • An increase of the active power available at the transformer secondary
  • Increased active power transmitted by lines with the same losses

Power Factor Correction Panels Features:


  • Inhouse manufactured smoothing / detuned reactors, protection fuses and isolator offered as one of our standard products
  • Our reactors are air-core, vacuum pressure epoxy impregnated. Available with tuned 0.2%, 6% or any other customer preferred tuning frequency
  • Free standing cubicle with PF corrector capacitor as per customer preferred make and relay
  • High Life Span with No Maintenance Required
  • On-Off Push Buttons with ON /OFF Indication Lamps
  • Discharge delay through control circuits, to ensure capacitors are sufficiently discharged before coming on line
  • Surge arrestors to protect against voltage surges
  • Load break switches/ isolation devices to ensure safe operation
  • PLC controlled isolation circuit + logics, ensuring safe discharge of capacitors. Measurement and monitoring devices for monitoring and/or protection purposes
  • Can be combined with Lecon’s FCMAplus soft starters for motor starting application and along with a feeder and incomer panel
  • Operational Range: 415V to 13.8kV; 5kVAr to 5,000 kVAr

Automatic Power Factor Control Panels Features :


  • Inhouse manufactured smoothing / detuned reactors, protection fuses and isolator offered as one of our standard products
  • Our reactors are air-core, vacuum pressure epoxy impregnated. Available with tuned 0.2%, 6% or any other customer preferred tuning frequency
  • Free standing cubicle with PF corrector capacitor as per customer preferred make and relay
  • High Life Span with No Maintenance Required
  • Discharge delay through control circuits, to ensure capacitors are sufficiently discharged before coming on line
  • Surge arrestors to protect against voltage surges
  • Load break switches/ isolation devices to ensure safe operation
  • Increased active power transmitted by lines with the same losses
  • Measurement and protection devices
  • APFC Relay operated, automatic switching other logics of Capacitor banks and circuits as per the settings in the same
  • Operational Range: 415V to 13.8kV; 5kVAr to 5,000 kVAr
  • Can be combined with Lecon’s FCMAplus soft starters for motor starting application and along with a feeder and incomer panel

Technical Specifications
Input Voltage 415V to 13.8 kV
Panel Operational Range Upto 5 MVAR
Application Bus Capacitor, Motor Terminal
Frequency 50Hz/60Hz
Temperature Operation Range 0oC to 55oC
Installation Indoor
Cooling Method Air Cooled
Capacitors ABB/EPCOS/As per customer requirement
Standard IEC
Construction PF Capacitors, Series Reactor – 0.2%, 6% or as per customer requirement. Air-Core, Vacuum Pressure Epoxy Impregnated, switchgear as per customer specs enclosed in panel
Conductor Electrolytic Copper/Aluminum
Power Factor Upto Unity (1) Power Factor
Series Reactor kvar 0.2%, 6% or as per customer requirement