Harmonic Filters

Harmonic filters improve the quality of your power supply. Nuisance circuit breaker tripping, stresses on electrical plant and downtime can be reduced to save you time and money.

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What are Harmonic Filters?

Harmonics are a distortion of the electrical AC supply and are typically generated by non-linear power electronic devices such as variable speed drives and inverters. Excessive harmonic distortion is problematic, can cause equipment malfunction and in severe cases may lead to grid connection issues. Harmonic filters are designed to attenuate troublesome harmonics to within defined parameters or dampen system resonances to prevent harmonic amplification.

Harmonic Filters

Requirements

The process of designing a harmonic filter begins with the analysis of a site’s harmonic profile. We can do this analysis on client provided data, or obtain the required data using our own precision measurement devices. Following this, we use our extensive power systems modelling experience to design and simulate a harmonic solution. Every solution we provide is bespoke and tailored to the specific site requirements.

Harmonic Filters
Harmonic Filters
Harmonic Filters
Harmonic Filters

Our Solutions

We manufacture passive and/ or active harmonic filter solutions.

Passive harmonic filters – Employ tuned LC circuits constructed from series connected inductors and capacitors and typically offer a cost-effective solution to single lower order harmonic issues.

Damped filters – A passive technology that incorporates added resistance: a tuned LCR circuit provides a damped response across a broader range of harmonic frequencies. Depending on the filter’s power rating and tuning frequency, these damped filters may be configured as 2nd Order, 3rd Order or C-Type filters to minimise fundamental frequency losses.

Active harmonic filters – Utilising power electronics to cancel unwanted harmonic frequencies by injecting anti-phase harmonic currents. These versatile real-time devices are programmable to target specific or multiple harmonic orders and may be used for other power quality issues such as voltage support, power factor correction, flicker compensation and load balancing.

Hybrid filters – A combination of passive and active technologies where the passive section is used to filter low order harmonics, usually 5th and 7th, and the active filter is targeted at higher order harmonics only, minimising the size and cost of the overall solution.

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Case Study: BAHRAIN MANUFACTURING SITE

A power quality issue, where a local contractor had recommended a very costly solution.

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Case Study: UK DATA CENTRE

A data centre was unable to energise it’s power supply due to the harmonics it was generating.

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