Effects of Harmonics for power factor correction Capacitor Banks

Do the harmonics in your distribution system is a potential threat for your capacitor bank? Yes. When a capacitor bank is installed in a harmonic rich environment, they create a low impedance path and magnify the magnitude of current and voltage harmonics in a system resulting in parallel resonant effect. With this resonant phenomena, the […]

Capacitor Banks Do Need Maintenance

There is a norm that since capacitor banks are static type electrical equipment, regular maintenance is not required. But capacitors need to be monitored and maintained regularly. The unawareness and the negligence of the users may leads to reduce the life expectancy or failures of the capacitors which would cause an ultimate loss for your […]

Temperature Rise During Short Circuit

During a short circuit there will be electromagnetic forces which determine the required busbar size and the support size. In addition to that we need to be careful about the extreme overheating of the busbars due to the high current, which leads to softening of the material and damage to the support structure.   At […]

Maximum Distance between Busbar Supports

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Maximum¬† Distance between busbar supports determines the amount of current that can be passed through a busbar during short circuit condition. In general switchgear assemblies are designed for certain short circuits values. The. Key parameters that determine the distance between busbar supports is electromagnetic forces between busbars during short circuit incident. The Standard IEC 60865, […]