The LINEATOR™ Advanced Universal Harmonic Filter (AUHF) is a revolutionary advancement in the area of passive harmonic mitigation. No other device on the market can meet the stringent limits of IEEE Std 519 at an equivalent efficiency, size and cost. When your application calls for a truly cost effective harmonic solution, the LINEATOR AUHF is the logical choice. It provides Engineers with a standard off-the-shelf solution for what used to be a very challenging engineering problem.
The LINEATOR is a purely passive device consisting of a unique inductor combined with a relatively small capacitor bank. It's innovative design achieves reduction of all the major harmonic currents generated by VSD's and other similar 3-phase, 6-pulse rectifier loads. The resulting ITHD is reduced to <8% and and is now available in a model that achieves <5%. Although referred to as a filter, the LINEATOR exhibits none of the problems that plague conventional filters.
The Lineator High Performance (HP) model is used where the highest power quality demands must be met. Lineator HP outperforms active filters in efficiency, with gains of 2 per cent or more. It is more reliable and easier to maintain than any of the complex AFE drives or active filters currently available.
Specifying the Lineator HP for applications with standard 6-Pulse ASD's provides end-users with low harmonic drive systems at 20 to 30 per cent less in capital costs than other solutions. Operating costs are also significantly lowered due to the higher efficiency gains.
In addition to all the benefits of the Lineator AUHF, the new High Performance HP model offers < 5% ITDD. With the addition of a tap to allow for reactor impedance adjustment, current distortion levels of < 5% can be achieved without introducing excessive voltage drop or ASD instability.
For extreme environments, such as excessive background voltage distortion (5% to 12% VTHD), high ambient (up to 55º C) or high elevation (above 3000 ft), Mirus now offers an extreme duty model for its Lineator AUHF. Our standard Lineator AUHF already outperforms any other competitive filter by guaranteeing performance when background voltage distortion is as high as 5%. In some applications however, such as marine vessels, drilling rigs and oil fields equipped with electrical submersible pumps (ESP’s), existing voltage distortion levels will often exceed 5%. Also, when ambient temperature levels exceed 40º C or at higher elevations where the air is thinner, a more robust filter is required. The Lineator-ED model will meet this challenge.
The use of 6-pulse Variable Speed Drives and other static power conversion equipment has grown rapidly in recent years. With this growth has come concern over the level of current harmonics generated by such equipment. Harmonic currents and the voltage distortion these currents create can have devastating effects on a power distribution system and its connected equipment. Present methods of harmonic treatment on low voltage 6-pulse VFD applications where the VFD voltage rating is different from the service voltage, require a special replacement 18-Pulse VFD, or a separate transformer to match the existing 6-Pulse VFD voltage along with tuned passive filters, or expensive active filters. The innovative AutoTranslineator™ is the best advance in the area of low voltage passive harmonic mitigation available today. No other device on the market can meet the limits of IEEE STD 519 at an equivalent size, efficiency and cost. When the application calls for harmonic treatment for low voltage 6-pulse VFD applications where the VFD voltage rating is different from the service voltage, the AutoTranslineator™ is the only logical choice.
In remote locations such as farms, golf courses, oil and gas fields and residential areas standard 3-phase Variable Speed Drives are often used as Phase Converters to supply 3-phase motors when only 1-phase power is available. The Lineator™ 1Q3 is ideal for systems such as water and waste water, pump jacks, irrigation and many others.
The Lineator-1Q3™ has been designed to address this application by accepting 1-phase input and supplying a quasi 3-phase supply to the VFD. This will significantly lower both input harmonic current distortion (by up to 10x) and DC ripple current within the VFD. Reducing the ripple current allows for less derating of the VFD which, in many cases, will offset the cost of the Lineator-1Q3™.
For more information on the Lineator™ 1Q3, please contact your local Mirus representative.