An important factor, often not considered when compensating, is the actual imbalance of the loads. The use of compensation systems, measuring in a single phase and only compensating with three-phase capacitors, may overcompensate the system, achieving the opposite to the desired result of improving the power factor and losses in the distribution systems.
All this added to the extension of electronic energy meters (smart meters), which can individually register consumption per phase, and new types of penalty that include penalties for capacitive energy consumption, has led us to reinvent once again the traditional power factor correction systems.
CIRCUTOR presents its new range of OPTIM HYB batteries, capable of performing power factor correction processes based on an actual three-phase measurement of the system (measurement of the three phases instead of one) and thanks to combining single-phase capacitor compensation (P-N) with thyristors and three-phase capacitor compensation (III) with contactors, we are able to perform individual, fast and accurate compensation for each phase.
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