If it is necessary to limit the short-circuit current to a safe level, an electrical apparatus such as a current-limiting reactor is used. Special requirements are imposed on its design. Varieties are distinguished based on the placement of the phases in the group. Let's take a closer look at what is vertical reactor and what are the features of its operation.
Design features of a vertical reactor
Let's consider the main types of a current-limiting reactor, and find out what the differences are. Based on the location of the phases, the following types can be distinguished:
- In horizontal design. In this case, the three phases are placed side by side at the same height.
- In vertical design - with this type of arrangement, the middle phase is supported by the lower one and serves as a support for the upper phase.
- Stepped. The phases are arranged in this way - one on top of the other. In this case, the third is located next to them.
During intensive operation of the reactor, the degree of load changes. This is directly related to the location option.
Vertical Reactor Applications: Highlights
Increased requirements are imposed on the production technology and type of construction. This is due to a more complex operating mode in comparison, for example, with a horizontal reactor. Moreover, this type of reactor makes it possible to reduce the area occupied by the equipment.
For the production of a vertical reactor, it is advisable to use a monolithic type structure. Since it is regularly exposed to various types of impact, that is why such a design is optimal. It should be noted that in this type of rector the use of threaded connections is impractical. During testing, the three-phase reactor assembly must be checked. Do not test individual phases. When preparing the technical requirements necessary for the implementation of vertical reactors, it is very important to take into account the established requirements of GOST. Also, when choosing a reactor, it is necessary to focus on design features, resistance to environmental factors and other criteria.