Introducing the First Intelligent Passive Filter with Contactor Controls
The HGP filter is a drive applied 5% passive harmonic filter. High quality components and a robust design allow this passive filter to deliver best in class performance under the harshest conditions and in the most challenging applications. The HGP filter is suitable for all industry applications.
The addition of PQconnect allows users to remotely access their filters to monitor and control specific functions. HGP with PQconnect is the first intelligent passive filter that monitors for power quality and controls your contactor.
Harmonics and Power Quality
Issues caused by harmonics may include:
Transformer and distribution equipment overheating
Random breaker tripping
Sensitive equipment failure
Poor power factor
HGP with PQconnect Advantages
The HGP harmonic filter is a field-proven passive filter designed to meet your specific industry requirements. This filter not only limits current distortion to less than 5% at low loads, but it also increases drive uptime and eliminates nuisance tripping. The UL508A configuration includes 100kA SCCR safety, with fusing and easy access inside the enclosure. A filter bypass contactor is not needed in offline VFD applications.
HGP with PQconnect takes measurements at different points within the line to give you accurate readings.
- Filter status detection
- THID (total harmonic current distortion)
- THVD (total harmonic voltage distortion)
- V (voltage)
- I (current)
With the addition of PQconnect, the HGP harmonic filter features:
Smart Generator Compatibility
The HGP with PQconnect is now the only passive harmonic filter with smart generator compatibility. The filter autonomously controls its tuning circuit contactor based on your input system to ensure worry-free operations for generator-based systems.
The HGP communication wit Modbus RTU provides data monitoring and status of the filter to your SCADA system. The filter will communicate informational alerts to ensure your system stays running and resolves power quality issues.
The HGP with PQconnect is built in the USA, using high quality components. This allows our passive filters to deliver best in class performance under the harshest conditions and in the most challenging applications.
Filter Status Detections
Receive alerts before problems occur. With PQconnect, users will be notified if issues were to arise, including on the components of your filter. This will prevent unnecessary downtime and will alert the user when capacitors are nearing life.
Performance guarantee and minimum system requirements can be found in our user manual.
Low Capacitance HarmonicGuard Filter
TCI also provides a low capacitance version of our HGP product. The HarmonicGuard Low Capacitance filter has been designed with roughly half the capacitance of the HGP, but provides all the same options of the HarmonicGuard Passive filter. For more information on the HGL product, click here.
A desktop application has been created for PQconnect data – PQvision.
The PC app gives you visibility into:
- Real-time filter line/load voltage and current metering values
- Real-time THID, and THVD
- Voltage and current Wave forms
- Harmonic Spectrum
- Filter status detections
The PQvision software is a free download application.