Fixed Capacitor Banks
Fixed capacitor banks are electrical devices designed to provide reactive power to electric power systems. They consist of capacitors that are permanently connected to the power system and do not have any means of controlling the amount of reactive power supplied.
The primary purpose of fixed capacitor banks is to compensate for the reactive power demand of inductive loads in the power system, such as motors and transformers. Inductive loads draw reactive power from the power system, which can cause voltage drops and system instability if not properly compensated for. By providing reactive power, fixed capacitor banks can improve system efficiency, reduce voltage drops, and improve power factor.