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“We wanted to get insight in Power Quality, based on specialised measurements. In order that it would give us the opportunity to look into possible solutions. In November 2010 we took Power Quality and Energy measurements at de low and medium voltage installations, together with HyTEPS.” - Nico Hendrix, Sr. Project Engineer E&I bij Nyrstar Budel B.V.

✓ Increased reliability

The only zinc producer in The Netherlands

Nyrstar Budel B.V. in Budel-Dorplein is a metallurgical-chemical production company, the only zinc producer in The Netherlands, with approximately 450 employees. Annuallythey produce approximately 260.000.000 kg high quality zinc. Nyrstar Budel B.V. is a 100% subsidiary of Nyrstar, a leading worldwide multi-metals business. They produce a substantial amount of zinc and lead, but also other products like gold, silver and copper. "The partner of choice in essential resources for the development of changing world."

Giving insight in Power Quality

Nico Hendrix, Sr. Project Engineer E&I at Nyrstar Budel B.V. says that zinc is removed from zinc ore by using electrolysis. This needs a lot of current, up to 77.000 Ampere every circuit. For this, rectifiers are used, which produce much more harmonics, with disturbances and damages as result. We wanted to get insight in Power Quality, based on specialised measurements. In order that it would give us the opportunity to look into possible solutions.

Compensating of Harmonics

In November 2010 we took Power Quality and Energy measurements at de low and medium voltage installations, together with HyTEPS. A few weeks later, we received a clear report of HyTEPS, and it became visible where the problems appeared.”
“HyTEPS recommended us to compensate the harmonics with help of active harmonic filters because of the varying load. By installing this on the medium voltage, pollution is tackled at the source.”

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