Passive filters may cause problems
Harmonics can be dealt with partially by passive filter compensation. Although some disturbances are reduced using this approach, it is not able to be upgraded and cannot deal with dynamic electric loads. Additionally, passive solutions can be overloaded, overheated, and are generally not able to handle multiple harmonics efficiently. They also may interact with the grid or with each other in situations with multiple installations and cause problems such as resonances.
Traditional Passive Harmonic Filters add Losses
Traditionally fixed, electro-mechanical and semiconductor controlled filters and/or compensators have been used to limit or minimize power quality problems in the network.
They operate mainly on a fixed or stepped basis using passive elements. All these solutions suffer from the same drawbacks – they add losses, are installation specific and have no ability to adapt to or follow dynamic load changes.
ADF Power Tuning VS Competitors
When compared to existing power quality technology, ADF Power Tuning provides a solution that is hard to beat.
It is an efficient system that leads to low losses, but more than that, it is provides a reliable tool box that can seamlessly address a variety of disturbances, from total harmonic distortion to flicker.
And while most power quality products can help you meet regulations in some sense, we do that with a lighter, more compact solution. The modular structure of ADF Power Tuning also allows for flexibility for the future and adaptability for your specific project.