There are different ways of reducing reactive power. One possible solution is reactive current compensation. Reactive current compensation can be applied in various ways. The most common compensation method is the installation of a capacitor bank. With reactive current compensation, reactive power can be reduced to 0.

It is advisable to first have a Power Quality measurement carried out, to clarify whether a capacitor bank is the most appropriate solution. In addition, measurement data obtained also offers guidelines for the exact dimensioning of the required solution, i.e. the number of kVAr the capacitor bank needs to compensate or what the capacity of a possible different solution should be. 

Power Quality measurement

In a Power Quality measurement, various aspects of electrical power quality are examined. During a Power Quality measurement, the voltage and current are extensively measured. Based on the measurement results, an analysis of the electrical installation can be carried out based on a wide range of Power Quality aspects. The level of reactive power in the installation can be determined. The measurement data also provides input for dimensioning the right solution such as reactive current compensation using a capacitor bank.

When HyTEPS performs a Power Quality measurement for you, our engineering team determines at which points in the installation it makes sense to take measurement to create a clear picture. As a result, there is also increased insight into harmonics, voltage spikes and overvoltage, in addition to reactive power.

Capacitor bank

In most cases, reactive current compensation is possible by installing a capacitor bank. Different types of capacitor bank exist, all of which are available in a wide range of sizes. There is a suitable capacitor bank for every installation, situation and requirement. We will gladly explain how reactive current compensation using a capacitor bank, also known as coos phi compensation, works, and which types of capacitor bank are available.

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