Economical Harmonic Mitigation for 5 to 250 HP Motors

ecosineSchaffner EMC introduces ECOsine® 60 Hz Passive Harmonic Filters which remove harmful harmonics of a pre-determined order, to increase the reliability of supplied power, and thus extend the service life of downstream components. With plug-and-play convenience and more compact dimensions than comparable products, they are easily installed and commissioned. Proven in industrial settings, Schaffner passive harmonic filters are ideal for use with non-linear loads such as motor drives (nominally 5 HP to 250 HP), equipment with front-end 6-pulse rectifiers, fans, pumps, HVAC equipment, DC fast chargers, and more.

Passive harmonic filters can improve the productivity by eliminating harmonic-related downtime in varied industrial applications such as manufacturing, water/wastewater treatment, factory automation, mission-critical processes, and more.

Designed to operate at 98% efficiency and installed at the typical three phase voltage of 480 VAC (+/- 10%), at 60 Hz (+/- 1 Hz), these proven products reduce harmonics to 7-10% THDi, and comply with IEEE-519, table 10-3. As not all applications require a THDi of <5%, the FN3418 filter design is a more economical approach for the mitigation of harmonics. Panel mounted design is easily installed. Lightweight and quiet operating, proven ECOsine® Passive Harmonic Filters are equally suited for new installations and retrofits.

Harmonics – A Silent But Deadly Problem

Harmonics are generated by nonlinear components in electrical systems, which distort the sine wave. Increasing usage of power electronics causes a corresponding increase in voltage distortion, or harmonics. Common electrical components like motors, pumps, fans, automation equipment, DC fast chargers, equipment with front-end six-pulse rectifiers, and more, all introduce harmonics into the electrical system. When harmonics are present they can manifest themselves with short-term and long-term consequences.

High harmonic distortion can cause failures or malfunctions of electrical devices. Harmonics also cause a temperature rise in the electrical network and in equipment, resulting in losses and shorter service life. Passive harmonic filter, like the ECOsine® Passive, when tuned to the offending harmonic order, corrects the sine wave, before the harmonics can cause any damage to the electrical system or equipment.

Schaffner EMC, with US operations headquartered in Edison, NJ, is part of The Schaffner Group – a worldwide leader in the fields of electro-magnetic compatibility (EMC), power quality (PQ) and engineered transformers. From a global innovation and development center in Luterbach, Switzerland, the company develops leading edge products which are manufactured in facilities worldwide. Their PQ product line includes active and passive harmonic filters, along with sine wave filters, which allow the efficient and reliable operation of electrical and electronic equipment and systems. For additional information visit, write to them at Schaffner EMC Inc., 52 Mayfield Avenue, Edison, NJ, 08837, or call (800) 367-5566 ext 276.

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