Fast Transient Free Capacitor Banks: A Cost-Effective Alternative to VFD Motor Starters

June 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm America/New York Timezone
National Grid (Rooms: Valley A&B)
40 Sylvan Road
MA 02451

Power & Energy Society and Industry Applications Society

Speaker: Paul B. Steciuk, Co-Founder/Senior Power Systems Engineer, Northeast Power Systems, Inc. (NEPSI)

Refreshments start at 6:00pm, talk commences at 6:30pm

When VFD starters are used for starting alone and not for process control, a fast transient-free switching capacitor bank, actiVAR™ provides a cost-effective means of starting large medium voltage motors without the complexity and costs associated with VFD starters. A perfect solution for any site with voltage sag issues due to or from starting large medium-voltage induction/synchronous motors, the actiVAR™ boasts a smaller footprint, significantly less expense, easier installation and lower commissioning costs than traditional VFD starters. The session will include an overview, cost benefit analysis, multiple case studies and interactive discussion around the actiVAR™, large motor starting, and its uses. Learn how the actiVAR™ can jump start your equipment at a fraction of the cost.

Biography: Paul B. Steciuk is president and co-founder of Northeast Power Systems, Inc. (NEPSI), the leading global supplier of medium-voltage metal-enclosed power capacitor banks and harmonic filter systems. Mr. Steciuk has grown the company and provided engineering and product support to owners and operators of small and large industrial, commercial, renewable, and utility power systems through NEPSI for over 20 years.

Born in Troy, NY, Mr. Steciuk received his B.S. and M.E. degrees in Electric Power Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Troy, NY.

Free and Open to the Public. RSVP is appreciated. Visit the IEEE PES Boston Chapter website for further details.