testing capacitor banks - 08/26/02 12:44 AM
one of my industrial customers,(a stone quarry), whom i do a lot of work for, recently asked me about taking on another task involving their power factor correction capacitors. looks like they have these Square-D cap banks on every motor, from 20 h.p. and up, in their operation. i've never gotten into these setups before, and i'm not sure whats involved with the evaluation and testing of them. the customer asks that i set up a procedure for having them checked, as well as their proper installation. could develop into another source for wintertime revenue, . all of the equipment here is four years old or less, and he indicated to me that they have suspected problems with some of the cap banks for a long time. i'm not sure what problems he might be referring to. i hate to pass this one up,(work is work, ya know). any help from you guys on this forum would be appreciated.