ATLANTIS FOUNDRIES (PTY) LTD

Atlantis Foundries (Pty) Ltd, is situated in the Western Cape. Since 1980, Atlantis Foundries has been producing high-quality cast iron automotive components.

Powerqube and partners supplied, installed and commissioned two 300kVAr Sinexcel SVG systems on two distribution transformers of the Atlantis Foundries plant. The Sinexcel SVG solution was proposed as a result of a fluctuating Power factor of between 0.29 lagging (at low loading) to 0.84 lagging (at peak loading).

These fast fluctuating loads together with the presence of current and voltage harmonics on the LV power networks ruled out the use of conventional switched-capacitor PFC Systems to correct the poor power factor on the output of both transformers.