Guide for the Protection of Shunt Capacitor Banks
|Publication Date:||5 December 2012|
This guide applies to the protection of shunt power capacitor banks and filter capacitor banks. Included are guidelines for reliable applications of protection methods intended for use in many shunt capacitor applications and designs. The guide does not include the protection of pole-mounted capacitor banks on distribution circuits or capacitors connected to the terminals of rotating machines.
This guide has been prepared to assist protection engineers in the application of relays and other devices for the protection of shunt capacitor banks used in substations. It covers methods of protection for many commonly used shunt capacitor bank configurations including the latest protection techniques. Additionally, this guide covers the protection of filter capacitor banks and large extra-high-voltage (EHV) shunt capacitor banks.