ReactiVar Transient Free Reactive Compensation Systems
Reactive power compensation and harmonic filtering featuring quick response to load fluctuation and transient free switching.
Square D ReactiVar Transient Free Reactive Compensation Systems represents an enhancement in conventional power factor correction and harmonic filtering technology.
For the highly sensitive loads which do not tolerate fluctuations in system voltage, the ReactiVar® TFRC System removes the worry of how to perform power factor compensation and/or harmonic filtering where conventional systems are not adequate.
Reactive power compensation is typically performed by a dedicated controller which measures the system power factor, compares it to a set target and energizes capacitors via electromechanical contactors. Standard system response to a load fluctuation will be 5-10 minutes at best - provided the load increase remains constant at the new, higher level.
The TFRC system utilizes electronic switching elements and a DSP-based controller capable of reacting within ten seconds (max.) to load fluctuations. The full value of the system is the transient free switching of the capacitor, and electronic switches having a virtually unlimited life.
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