A Load Commutater Inverter (LCI) allows you to start your synchronous condenser in a safe, reliable and controlled manner. Our MEGADRIVE-LCI is designed for the control of large synchronous motors, for the soft start of large synchronous machines or as a gas turbine starter for large synchronous generatos.
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You want network disturbances to be limited and avoid any high current caused by direct-online start of your synchronous condenser. High currents, typical of a direct-online start, are absent in variable speed drive starting.
Our MEGADRIVE-LCI can catch, reaccelerate or brake a disconnected synchronous condenser. A very low maintenance effort is required as the power electronics do not age. The drive is air-cooled and is designed for the continuous operation of one or more machines. For maximum safety, the MEGADRIVE-LCI is Internal Arc Classified (IAC) in accordance with IEC 62477-2. The physical location of the drive is flexible and independent of the mechanical system.
The MEGADRIVE-LCI provides maximum simplicity by synchronizing the rotating condenser during coast down. The LCI accelerates the condenser to approximately 105% speed before disconnecting. The circuit breaker of the condenser closes during natural deceleration after the synchronization conditions have been reached.
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