UNILEVER FRIDGE PLANT POWER FACTOR CORRECTION PANEL


In order to gain market share, Unilever expanded their Boksburg factory by the addition of a fridge plant that forms part of their manufacturing processes. The new fridge plant would be a huge power consumer with four loads of 1000A each.

Hamar Controls was awarded the contract to supply the main feeder panel for the new fridge plant. This was a 3200A board with four 1000A feeders for the fridge loads. Due to the loads being of the inductive type we also designed and supplied an additional power factor correction panel to increase the efficiency of the plant.

Project Details


  • Started: Sep 2009
  • Completed: Jan 2010
  • Location: Boksburg, Gauteng Province
  • Country: South Africa
  • Size: 3200A @50kA, 4 x 1000A Feeders, Bus coupler to PF Board