The new generation of Schaffner ECOsine broadband passive harmonics filters provide a much better utilisation of the power capacity of distribution transformers and networks to significantly increase efficiency to either allow more non-linear load to be connected to the same system or postpone expensive upgrades to the electrical system capacity.
Downsizing of conductors, fuses and circuit breakers is also possible.
The new advanced technology and unique topology used in these harmonics filters is the result of two years of intensive research and development by Dr Andrzej Pietkiewicz and his team of Engineers at the Schaffner Innovation Centre in Switzerland.
The new IP20 rated ECOsine FN3410/3412 series of three phase harmonics filters feature light weight, well designed form-factor and compact dimensions and represent an economic break through in the challenge of harmonic mitigation and compliance to stringent power quality standards such as IEEE-519, AS/NZS61000.3.6 and the Australian Electrical Distribution code.
Other benefits of these new 50/60Hz harmonics filters are that they can be applied to virtually any kind of diode or SCR six pulse rectifier, variable speed motor drive, UPS, electronic welder, battery charger or elevator system to increase equipment reliability and service life.
The electronic control interface used by Schaffner allows for comprehensive thermal control and fast plug-and-play operation as well as remote monitoring as required for mission critical applications, HVAC installations, heavy industry, oil and gas exploration, mining as well as water and wastewater treatment and pumping systems.
The total harmonic current distortion is less than 5% at full load while the design MTBF is 200,000 hours. Standard current and voltage ratings are catered for as well as custom solutions.
The ECOsine FN3410/3412 series of three phase harmonics filters are available from Westek Electronics .