Resolving Power Quality Issues in the Water / Wastewater Industry
MTE Matrix® AP Harmonic Filter & SineWave Guardian™ Filter
Power quality concerns including harmonic distortions are of high importance to those in the water and wastewater (W/WW) industry. Compressors in water treatment plants are often paired with variable frequency drives (VFDs) to ensure motor efficiency. While VFDs play an important role in controlling the electrical power needed to run motors, pumps and other mechanical systems, they also present power quality issues on the input and output side of the VFD, including harmonic distortions. A harmonic distortion can cause overheating of transformers, nuisance tripping, higher energy costs and overall system downtime.
To overcome power quality issues, MTE provides solutions for water treatment plants that can help your processes run more efficiently and help stay in compliance with the IEEE-519 harmonic guidelines. In addition to eliminating harmonic distortion, these products also protect and extend VFD life, save significant costs and downtime, and more.
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Solve Harmonic Distortion, Protect VFDs, Save Costs & More with MTE Solutions for Water Treatment Plants
SineWave Guardian™ filter protects motors and extends motor life
MTEs SineWave Guardian™ filter is a top motor protection filter, cleaning PWM waveforms up to 15,000 feet. It transforms the output of VFDs to accurate sinusoidal waveforms, offering the best level of motor protection on the market. The SineWave Guardian™ virtually eliminates high frequency content and voltage peaks, thereby reducing motor heat to give you extended motor life – and less downtime.
The SineWave Guardian™ also offers reliability and durability. It is more efficient and tolerates higher ambient temperatures, making it ideal for a variety of applications including water treatment plants.
Additional benefits of this product include:
- Increase motor life
- Protects motor cable
- Reduces radiated emissions
- Lowers motor audible noise
- Easy to install
- Operates in high ambient temperatures
- High performance
Matrix® AP passive harmonic filter mitigates harmonic distortions
The Matrix® AP passive harmonic filter virtually eliminates harmonic distortion by adapting to varying power loads. This can be paired with a six-pulse VFD instead of a multi-pulse VFD. This is a much more cost effective solution. The Matrix® AP also provides a variety of additional benefits, including:
- Increases equipment life
- Meets IEEE-519 harmonic standards
- Adapts to varying power loads
- Easy to install
- Saves space
- Lowers energy cost
To learn more about this product, specifications, warranties and more, download the product sheet. MTE recently helped a water treatment facility reduce power loss and improve efficiency with the Matrix® AP, read the full case study here.
The Lakeland and MTE Partnership
The Lakeland team partners with the product experts at MTE to provide customized solutions for your application. MTE offers a variety of motor protection solutions to reduce heat voltage, improve rise times, help meet IEEE-519 standards and extend the life of your motor. Whether you are in the W/WW industry or one of the many industries MTE serves, we work directly with you to find a solution that meets your needs and exceeds your expectations. To start improving your processes and operating more efficiently, contact your local Lakeland representative today.