Power Quality Solutions
Every year, billions of dollars in revenue are lost due to momentary power quality problems. The slightest variations in voltage can cause hours of downtime, resulting in lost productivity and the need to recalibrate equipment.
Twenty-first century industrial companies are embracing automation, miniaturization and computer-controlled manufacturing processes to boost their productivity and be more competitive. However, advanced systems can be highly sensitive to even the briefest variations in electrical power quality. When this declines for even a few milliseconds, computer-driven devices can fail on several levels. Adjustable speed drives can stop, fuses can blow, lights can blink, motors can slow down and PLCs and other process control equipment can drop out – compromising your operations.
Our Power Quality Solutions cost effectively provide efficiency, protection and secure connection, helping industrial facilities achieve smooth operation and realize their full profit potential. We offer modular, cost-effective power quality solutions for a variety of industrial applications:
AMSC’s PQ-IVR (Power Quality Industrial Voltage Restorer) systems provide instantaneous, facility-wide protection against voltage swells and one-, two- and three-phase sags up to 60% of nominal voltage. They can detect power quality problems within milliseconds and counteract before they turn into costly problems.
PQ-IVR systems incorporate the latest power electronic converters and can be configured to meet a wide range of customer requirements, helping industrial facilities realize their full profit potential.
The AMSC SVC (Static VAR Compensator) solution eliminates voltage sags and flicker, giving electric utilities and large electricity users the most cost-effective way to connect large loads to circuits. These Mobile Distribution Assets are highly portable, modular and can be field-modified, reducing the costs normally associated with upgrades.
More affordable than alternative solutions, this high-speed control system boasts integral sensing, actuating and system diagnostics, has no moving parts, operates as needed (> 100k operations / day) and eliminates flicker, ringing transients and re-strike.
We routinely solve problems caused by starting up large motors, metal shredders and crushers; or operating sawmills, pump or pipeline stations, shipyards, coal mines, feed plants or similar processes. We can also eliminate arc furnace flicker and stabilize transmission lines.
Power Quality Solutions: Stability, Reliability, Productivity.