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Metal enclosed capacitor banks ABBACUS

Reactive power compensation system with modular fixed or multistage switched capacitor steps that can compensate to a preset power factor

The ABBACUS is a packaged factory assembled and tested reactive compensation system with modular fixed or switched capacitor steps, which will automatically compensate an individual load or the network to maintain a preset level of power factor. The ABBACUS is a 'one stop shop' solution comprising of an integrated package of ABB's premium range of primary and secondary equipment. Available options include:

  • Inrush of detuning reactors
  • Cooling or heating
  • Switched of fixed
  • Indoor or outdoor
  • Automatic or manual
  • Unbalance protection
  • Interlocking
  • User defined steps

Applications
The design of the ABBACUS allows compensation for both electrical distribution utilities and large industrial power users including mining, pulp and paper, chemical, petrochemical, wind farms, plastics and heavy industries.

Why ABB?
The capacitor bank ABBACUS comes with:

  • ABB’s premium range of components
  • Factory tested
  • Integrated design of primary and secondary equipment
  • Range of enclosure types to suit a variety of applications
  • Proven ABB design reducing life cycle costs
  • Fully enclosed design protecting live parts
  • Type tested bus bar system
  • Modular in design and easily expandable
  • Relocatable asset - can be moved as plant demands change
  • Flexibility in the range of options available to suit differing applications
Brief performance data

ABBACUS

Voltage 1-38 kV
Maximum output Up to 30 Mvar
Frequency 50 or 60 Hz
Location Indoor or outdoor
Ambient temperature -10/+50°C (lower/higher ratings available on request)
Altitude < 1000 m above sea level
Humidity Maximum 90% RH non-condensing
Insulation level Up to 200 kV BIL
Short circuit current Up to 50 kA for 1 second
Bank configuration Fixed, switched, single or multistep
Standards IEC, IEEE / ANSI , CSA or equivalent
ASCE 7-10 120mph Wind rating
IEEE 693-2005 High seismic level
MSK-64 X rating for seismic intensity

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