Commissioning of FCMA Soft Starter with Dynamic Compensator in a Textile Plant
Client Overview :
Lecon commissioned three FCMAplus soft starters with a common Dynamic Compensator (DYCO) panel for a leading textile company in Dadra and Nagar Haveli. The panels were rated at 1,940 kW and two at 1,270 kW). The common DYCO panel was used for the starting of all the three panels with a complex control logic.
The challenge was to operate the DYCO for each soft starter’s motor starting and ensure sufficient delay between each start for capacitor discharge. The other soft starter panels would get a ‘start permission’ only when the DYCO panel was healthy. The logic called for DYCO operation to allow for two soft starter panels to not be operated at the same time.
The DYCO panel was to support in the starting process of motor for compressor application. Capacitors were used in the soft starter panels to increase the power factor of the system. It needed a complex logic to not allow simultaneous starting of two motors. The DYCO panel operation was completely current based, and additional protection devices and in-panel protections were provided for the DYCO as well as soft starter panels to ensure the safety of the system.
Result or Outcome:
Lecon successfully designed, manufactured and commissioned FCMAPlus Soft Starter Panels with common DYCO panels with the committed starting currents. Our customer was very satisfied with the services provided by our site engineer Ananthraj C R and the Lecon team. The motor and starter continue to operate successfully at site.