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 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
|Input Voltage||415V to 13.8 kV|
|Panel Operational Range||Upto 5 MVAR|
|Application||Bus Capacitor, Motor Terminal|
|Temperature Operation Range||0oC to 55oC|
|Cooling Method||Air Cooled|
|Capacitors||ABB/EPCOS/As per customer requirement|
|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|
|Power Factor||Upto Unity (1) Power Factor|
|Series Reactor kvar||0.2%, 6% or as per customer requirement|