Mobile capacitor banks offer a great solution for planned maintenance, emergency operations, and seasonal voltage, VAR, and load support. Mobile capacitor banks give the system engineer a way of quickly reducing line losses and providing voltage support for heavily loaded lines during seasonal extremes, without having to provide permanent foundations or structures. Elgin Power Solutions’ experienced team can incorporate breakers, disconnect switches, cap switchers, station service, CT’s, PT’s, or reactors into the design as needed. In addition to pintle style or 5th wheel style trailers, Elgin can also mount capacitor banks on portable skids as another option.
Individual mobile cap bank systems can be as large as 100 MVAR, at voltages ranging from 5 kV to 115 kV. When multiple trailers are necessary or desired, trailers can be paralleled together either end-to-end, side-by-side, or in a T-configuration to accommodate available substation space. Elgin offers a variety of control and SCADA options custom tailored to your system. We also specialize in packaging zero voltage closing “ZVC” breakers on mobile platforms to minimize transients associated with switching large, capacitive loads. The flexibility, ease of installation, and minimal field setup time allows for quick response to VAR, voltage, and changing system loads.
Elgin Power Solutions has been a leader in power factor and power quality products for over 30 years. We have designed and installed hundreds of capacitor banks in a wide variety of applications on mobile trailers, heavy duty skids, and inside metal enclosures. Our team will design and build the highest quality product tailored to your specific needs.