LV Fix Power Factor Correction Systems

Fix power factor correction is used typically for wattless equipment, and characterized by a constant reactive power requirement. In these cases, power factor is corrected locally, with a suitably sized fixed phase plug and installed in the user’s proximity. Typical cases are the power factor correction of asynchronous motors and of load losses of the MV / LV transformers.

Icar offers the following fix power factor correction solutions:

  • SUPERriphaso (power factor correction modular plastic case)
  • CRTE (three-phase cylindrical capacitors)
  • Microfix (metallic case with switch and fuses)

In case of demand for fix high power factor correction (> 50kvar) or with special characteristics, ORTEA SpA realizes customized solutions

DISCOVER THE PRODUCTS IN THE FOLLOWING TABLES:

Standard fix power factor correction
Capacitor technology Product family Nominal values SUPERriphaso MICROfix
High energy density polypropylene HP10 THDIR% = 12%
THDIC% = 50%
UN = 415V
   
High energy density polypropylene HP20 THDIR% = 20%
THDIC% = 70%
UN = 460V
   
High energy density polypropylene HP30 THDIR% = 27%
THDIC% = 85%
UN = 550V
   
High energy density polypropylene reinforced VP10 THDIR% = 27%
THDIC% = 85%
UN = 400V
   
High energy density polypropylene reinforced VP20 THDIR% = 27%
THDIC% = 90%
UN = 460V
   
 
Fix power factor correction with blocking reactors
Capacitor technology Product family Nominal values MICROfix
 High energy density
polypropylene
FH20 THDIR% 100%
THDVR% ≤ 6%
UN = 550V

fD = 180Hz (n=3,6)
 
High energy density polypropylene reinforced FV25 THDIR% 100%
THDVR% ≤ 6%
UN = 460V

fD = 180Hz (n=3,6)