Improving the power factor of Trane chillers

Published:  03 November, 2011

Trane offers power-factor correction equipment for its chillers to improve their efficiency. Raising the power factor by as little as 0.1 will improve available real power by up to 14%. A higher power factor also improves system reliability, minimises voltage drops and offers better power quality — reducing the risk of overheating and premature failure of motors.

The capacitor is mounted directly onto a chiller with adapter brackets. Only one capacitor panel is needed for a chiller, irrespective of the number of compressors or fans.

Kits are available for existing and new units of Trane’s RTAC and RTAD chiller ranges.

For more information on this story, click here: Nov 2011, 170

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