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ARCO HCMC Series Capacitor

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DESCRIPTION 

General

  • The HCMC Series capacitor design is used in applications where the total harmonic distortion levels within the plant or facility are at a level which is detrimental to the operational life of the power factor correction equipment.  The HCMC capacitor units incorporate tuning filter reactors along with high quality three phase cells which are vacuum-impregnated metallized polypropylene filled and hermetically sealed in a rugged steel welded case. This series of power factor correction capacitors is suitable for low voltage linear applications

Construction

  • The three phase cells which are used in the construction of the power factor banks are drawn steel rectangular cans which are vacuum-impregnated with a dielectric fluid to give added insulation, excellent corona protection, and a moisture barrier.  The single and multiple assembly capacitor cell design units come with a manufactured 16 gauge steel weatherproof cover, and they have provision for floor, wall, or ceiling mounting pedestals.  The single cell units come equipped with main lug connection, and the multiple assembly units incorporate a copper buss arrangement with a main lug connection. 

Capacitor Cell Design

  • The dielectric fluid used in the capacitor cells is a green Non-PCB, non-toxic, biodegradable, and Class III combustible fluid.
  • Self-healing technology in case of overload, the self-healing properties of the low loss metallized polypropylene will prevent permanent dielectric breakdown.
  • Internal Pressure-Sensitive Interrupter which safely removes the capacitor from service at the end-of-life or under heavy fault conditions while still maintaining the integrity of the steel casing.   
  • Internal resistors discharge voltage is less than 50 volts in less than 1 minute after the cell has
  • Electrically been removed from circuit.
  • Standards – UL810, C22.2 No. 190 Canadian Standards, ANSI/IEEE 18, IEC 831, NEMA CP-1, UL Recognized CYTW2, and cUL Recognized CYTW8

Capacitor Losses

  • The capacitor design has a total loss which is less than .5 Watts per kVAR at 60 HZ 25 degrees C.

Tuning Filter Reactors

  • The tuning filter inductors which are tuned to the 4.7th level are designed for harmonic filtering and U. L. component recognized.  Construction consists of copper wire wound on steel cores, and the tuning filter inductors are rated for three phase operation.  They are also designed and rated for 150% of the normal 50 HZ capacitor current (1.44 amperes per kVAR at 480 VAC/50HZ).  Design maximum temperature rise for the tuning filter inductors is 115 degrees Celsius.
  • The core is made of laminated grain oriented electrical steel (Grade M6 or better).  The brackets are ASTM structural steel or structural aluminum.  The coils are wedged in place and core locked in place using vertical ties or rods.
  • The windings are copper wire (MW35C – round) (MW36C -rectangular) or copper foil.  Terminations consist of tin plated copper alloy ring lugs, U. L. recognized terminal blocks, or solid copper bus.  The terminations are pressure crimped or TIG welded to the windings.  Sheet insulation is DuPont Nomex 410 of thickness as required for U.L. insulation systems.
  • The tunings filter inductors are double impregnated (vacuum/pressure impregnated and baked by varnish dip and bake).  The insulation system is rated Class H (180 degrees Celsius) at 600 VAC.  The inductors are Hi-Pot tested (2500 VAC – 50 HZ for 1 minute) line-to-line and line-to-ground.
  • The tuning filter inductors are air gapped to avoid saturation.  The inductance is measured under full load and within (+/-) 5% of design value.  Inductor losses in watts per unit are no greater than those listed in U.L. file #E116124.

Electrical Characteristics

  • 240 VAC, 480 VAC, 600 VAC rated Voltage at 60 HZ
  • The three phase capacitor internal connection is Delta. 
  • Capacitance Tolerance is + or – 15%.
  • Overcurrent Tolerance is 135% of rated current continuously.
  • Overvoltage Tolerance is 110% of rated voltage
  • Standard Operating Temperature is -40 F to +115 F.  Operation above 115 F will shorten the capacitor life.

Wiring Cable Insulation

  • All internal conductors are insulated stranded copper wire rated at 90 C.

Fuse Protection & Indicator Lights (Optional – Add Suffix Letter “L” to Catalog Number)

  • The internal protection fuses are time-delay and rated at 600 VAC with the sizing based upon the nominal amperage rating of the kVAR size in accordance with the National Electric Code requirements.

WARRANTY

  • 5-YEAR WARRANTY on the capacitor cells
 
  • For single phase applications change Prefix Number from 3 to 1 on the Catalog Number.
  • For 208 VAC applications divide kVAR size by .75 to find equivalent in 240 VAC rated size.

Sizes Available

240 VAC

480 VAC

600 VAC

kVAR

Catalog Number

Catalog Number

Catalog Number

25

324025CMC

348025CMC

360025CMC

30

324030CMC

348030CMC

360030CMC

50

324050CMC

348050CMC

360050CMC

60

324060CMC

348060CMC

360060CMC

75

324075CMC

348075CMC

360075CMC

90

324090CMC

348090CMC

360090CMC

100

3240100CMC

3480100CMC

3600100CMC

120

3240120CMC

3480120CMC

3600120CMC

125

3240125CMC

3480125CMC

3600125CMC

150

3240150CMC

3480150CMC

3600150CMC

200

3240200CMC

3480200CMC

3600200CMC

250

3240250CMC

3480250CMC

3600250CMC

300

3240300CMC

3480300CMC

3600300CMC

350

3240350CMC

3480350CMC

3600350CMC

400

3240400CMC

3480400CMC

3600400CMC

450

3240450CMC

3480450CMC

3600450CMC

500

3240500CMC

3480500CMC

3600500CMC

550

3240550CMC

3480550CMC

3600550CMC

600

3240600CMC

3480600CMC

3600600CMC