Our first step was to communicate directly with the utility to understand the proposed load data and criteria used for the initial infrastructure estimate. In cases like these, Quad Plus collaborates with the utility company to design a shredder solution that reduces the original energy demand on the distribution network without the need for dedicated infrastructure upgrades.
Quad Plus then performed a harmonic analysis to ensure the chosen drive system topology would meet all relevant power quality standards required by the utility and demonstrate IEEE compliance. The collaborative effort between the utility and Quad Plus, combined with the study results, allowed the utility company to provide a more economical infrastructure upgrade estimate, which permitted the owner of the recycling center to proceed with the project.
Our solution included changing the starting current profile and operational current profile to reduce the energy demand from the distribution network. We also employed a 24-pulse hardware topology to maintain IEEE 519 compliance on the weak circuit. The customer now enjoys the best drive system in the recycling industry, backed by the technicians and engineers at Quad Plus. This allows them to meet or exceed their monthly production goals and provide a valuable service to the community.