Current Limiting Reactors

Multi-tapped reactor
  • Current Limiting Reactors for Electrostatic Precipitators

    NWL is the leading manufacturer in North America of current limiting reactors (CLRs). The current limiting reactor is an inductor that is in the AC circuit of an electrostatic precipitator. They are sized to perform two functions, limit spark current to protect the other components in the circuit and to shape the AC sine wave. A CLR can be supplied as an open frame to fit back into a specific space, or with a NEMA rated enclosure, or as part of transformer rectifier set. NWL can also build current limiting reactors using either aluminum or copper windings. If the customer supplies the transformer ratings and either the inductance or percentage of impedance, NWL can design and manufacture the reactor with fixed or tapped values.

  • Current Limiting Reactor Design Specifications

    Environmental NEMA 3R or Open Frame
    Coil Material Aluminum or Copper
    Inductance or Impedance Range Customer Definable
    Ampacity Range 1-1000