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Adaptive Var Compensators

Source: Trench Limited

Adaptive Var Compensators
Compensating for the demands of reactive loads on a cycle-by-cycle basis, Haefely Trench's Adaptive VAR Compensators (AVC) represents a new generation of "smart" reactive power management technology
Trench Limitedg for the demands of reactive loads on a cycle-by-cycle basis, Haefely Trench's Adaptive VAR Compensators (AVC) represents a new generation of "smart" reactive power management technology.

Overview
Many loads have dynamic reactive power requirements that can not be addressed by conventional switched capacitor banks, but Haefely Trench's AVC with microprocessor control and solid state switching allow response in just one-quarter cycle. This makes the AVC capable of meeting the most demanding applications without generating switching transients or harmonics.

Industry Benefits
Instantaneous voltage support for voltage sags and dips
Increased equipment life for variable speed drives Reduced maintenance costs
Reduced maintenance costs
Overall improvement in power quality

Utility Benefits
Released distribution system capacity
Reduced transformer loading
Provide better voltage regulation
Overall improvement in power quality resulting in increased customer satisfaction

Case History
This article provides information on how Baltimore Gas & Electric worked with the Seagirt Marine Facility to raise their power factor to 96%, with a projected annual savings of $220,000.

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