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Merus Static Var Compensators (SVC)

Merus Static Var Compensators (SVC)

Merus Static Var Compensator (SVC), another part of the Merus FACTS family, is built on proven thyristor technology.  The state-of-the-art Merus thyristor valve is extremely compact in design and delivers superior performance compared with other solutions available in the market.

Fast reactive power compensation with Merus SVC ensures effective flicker mitigation and voltage variation control in steel plants with electric arc furnaces (EAFs), in mining plants with mine winders, excavators, crushers and grinders or to enhance transmission capacity and achieve unity power factor in utilities. Merus SVC provides tailored solutions to meet customer requirements from 3.3KV up to 38.5kV 250MVAr. Merus Power can deliver a complete turnkey solutions.


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Functions and customer benefits

Key functions
  • Voltage variation control
  • Flicker mitigation
  • Dynamic reactive power control
  • Power factor improvement
  • Harmonic current mitigation
  • Load balancing
Customer benefits
  • Increased productivity of steel plants by reducing melt-time
  • Increased torque and payload of large inductive loads with stabilized voltage
  • Transmission and distribution network capacity enhancement
  • Longer plant lifetime
  • Reduced maintenance costs
  • Improved plant reliability

Applications

Merus Static Var Compensator (SVC) can be flexibly used in reactive power compensation and passive harmonic filtering applications. Merus SVC can be connected to voltage levels from 3.3 kV all the way up to 38.5 kV. The reactive power compensation range varies from 4 MVAr to 250 MVAr.

Application areas include
  • Steel industry (electric arc furnaces, rolling mills)
  • Mining (mine winders, excavators, conveyors)
  • Shredders, crushers and cranes
  • Voltage control in utilities
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