Chapter 2 - Capacitor Bank Studies

Last updated: February 20, 2022

Capacitor banks are used to control bus voltages. The following topics will be discussed:

2.1 Capacitor switching study: energizing the first leg of a capacitor bank
2.2 Back-to-back capacitor switching study: transient overvoltage and inrush current
2.3 Capacitor bank discharge and transient outrush currents study
2.4 Voltage magnification due to capacitor switching transients study
2.5 Breaker pole restrike phenomena within a capacitor bank study
2.6 Transformer phase-to-phase overvoltage study