PCTL Automation manufactures a wide variety of power factor correction bank for various applications The capacitor banks for reactive power compensation reduces the power consumption and optimizes the line capability by allowing more transfer of power by improving the installation power factor ,the control can be either manual or automatic through a dedicated three phase pfc controller
We also manufacture detuned power factor banks for the polluted networks, the detuned reactors reduces the damage to the capacitors by reducing the higher currents experienced due to harmonics in the systems, we produce from smaller 50KVaR,wall mounting units to bigger 100KVaR free standing compensating banks.
Our company produces variable capacitor units with thyristor switching for severely fluctuating loads welding systems, lifts, arc furnaces and cranes.
PCTL also assemble PF Banks for MV and HV applications with both variation in manual and automatic mode.
The power factor banks manufactured by PCTL are based on modular desin with special consideration given to heat dissipation using forced or natural cooling ,stack design also provides an ease of maintenance by simple replacement modular systems .
We also manufacture capacitor banks according to the client’s specifications, which are covered in the questionnaire and are a basis for the design to be developed.
Basic and advanced control of capacitor banks to help reduce power factor penalties and kVA demand charges
Advanced VAR control modes for precise power factor control
Local and remote communications capabilities for programming, viewing, sending information and alarming for real time electrical system status
However in case of rapidly varying and scattered loads it becomes difficult to maintain a high power factor by manually switching on/off the capacitors in proportion to variation of load within an installation. This drawback is overcome by using an APFC panel (Automatic Power Factor Correction Panel) which not only maintains a high power factor but also eliminates the need for constant manual intervention.
- Economical with faster payback periods.
- Ability to maintain a constant high power factor.
- Eliminates low power factor penalties levied by EB.
- Reduces the KVA demand charges.
- Improves efficiency of the system by reducing losses.
- Prevents leading power factor in the installation during low load conditions.