For any unit to function seamlessly, there needs to be efficient power supply. Power Factor Correction plays a critical role in ensuring reduced downtime or defaults to machinery. These defaults could occur due to reasons including motor failure, overheating of transformers, equipment malfunction, and lastly, irregular power supply to any unit . The Power Factor Correction Units smoothen the power supply, improves the power factor and hence the power quality. This ensures there is no breakdown in the system and the operations are uninterrupted. To enhance equipment operating life and improve system power capacity means to eliminate lagging or leading power factor values and errors and reducing voltage fluctuations.
Capacitor banks may have built-in discharge resistors to dissipate stored energy to a safe level within a few seconds after power is removed. Capacitor banks shall be stored with the terminals shorted, as protection from potentially dangerous voltages due to dielectric absorption.
Custom designed high voltage capacitors.
MV capacitors are installed in industrial electrical networks primarily to meet the compensation requirements of individual MV induction motors and overall power factor correction at the MV bus.