Shunt Power Capacitors, also commonly referred to as Capacitor Banks, are electrical devices used to improve the power factor in electrical systems. They work by storing and releasing electrical energy as needed to balance reactive power in the system. This helps to optimize energy efficiency and reduce energy costs in industrial and commercial applications. Shunt Power Capacitors are often installed in parallel with the electrical load, allowing them to compensate for lagging reactive power and improve overall system performance.
In substations, capacitor banks play a crucial role in power factor correction and voltage regulation. They are typically deployed to improve the overall efficiency of the electrical grid and maintain voltage levels within acceptable limits. Substation capacitor banks are often larger and more robust to handle the power demands of the entire substation and are strategically placed to optimize the distribution of reactive power.
Eaton’s extensive lineup of metal-enclosed capacitor banks within the Cooper Power series offers a compact and eco-conscious solution. These designs are customizable to suit specific customer requirements, and their utilization not only decreases system losses and CO2 emissions but also enhances power quality, efficiency, safety, and dependability.
Used in manufacturing, commercial spaces, data centers, and more.
Eaton offers a wide range of open-air bank solutions within the Cooper Power series, available in externally fused, fuseless, or internally fused designs. Each design can be customized to suit various needs, including kvar requirements, system voltage, protection strategies, and system solutions, by offering a diverse range of parallel and series combinations. Open-air banks offer cost-effective and dependable methods to minimize power losses and enhance power quality.
Used in various industries, including manufacturing, commercial buildings, and utilities.
Eaton’s Cooper Power series provides versatile pole-mounted capacitor bank solutions that can be customized to align with customer-specific applications. This tailored capacitor bank package delivers a range of system enhancements, including enhanced power factor, increased system capacity availability, reduced losses, stabilized voltage, improved power distribution, and economic savings.
Perfect for outdoor use, like rural areas, distribution networks, and remote locations that need power correction.
Single-unit or standalone capacitor banks are used in various applications, both in industrial and commercial settings. These compact capacitor banks are designed for specific load correction or power factor improvement needs at individual facilities. They can be customized in terms of capacity and configuration to meet the unique requirements of the equipment or systems they are supporting. Single-unit capacitor banks are more localized and can be installed closer to the load they are intended to benefit.