Lecon commissioned Line side FCMA+ soft starters for compressors efficiently for the prestigious and market leader in steel production in India, JSW Steel Limited at Thorankallu . There were 2 compressors rated at 900KW,6.6KV. These compressors are meant to replace the old compressors at the plant. One extra panel was also provided as spare as demanded by customer.
The client was bothered more about the reliability of the soft starter more than the starting current measures. i.e, client was very much bothered about the smooth acceleration of motors every time since they can’t afford a failure in acceleration. This was the first time client using a soft starter for starting purposes.
Lecon came out with a well founded product for JSW Bellary because of the distinct demands from the client. The motor accelerated with less than 3.5 times Full load current with 15% load during starting. The panel was designed with all the standard safety considerations and extra HT fuse protection was also given along with temperature and CPR protection through PLC separately.
Lecon successfully designed, manufactured, and commissioned FCMA+ soft starter panel with starting current of 3.5 times of Full load current.The voltage drop was reduced to 2%. The customer was very happy with the service given by Lecon and especially the session Lecon Engineeers had with the Engineers in JSW explaining about the working and benefits of soft starters and how will it especially help their plant.