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Recent News

Valquest Systems, Inc. teams up with Eaton Wed, June 01, 2016

Valquest Systems, Inc. teams up with Eaton™ to provide zero voltage closing (ZVC) controls for a complete line of turn-key ZVC capacitor banks.

More information can be found in the Eaton™ catalog: CA230001EN

Valquest Systems, Inc. teams up with HD Supply Thu, March 19, 2015

Valquest Systems, Inc. teams up with HD Supply® to provide a complete line of turn-key power factor correction solutions.

Valquest commissions new VS.Net SCADA System for Cherokee County Electric Cooperative Association in Rusk, Texas. Thu, March 05, 2015
VAr-Min capacitor control upgrade introduced Fri, January 30, 2015

Valquest Systems, Inc. introduced the latest model of the industry standard VAr-Min Automatic Capacitor Control today. With several completely unique and unmatched capabilities, the VAr-Min is the capacitor control of choice for most industrial and rural loads.

New front panel features in this latest model include:
- 4 Line Display
- Operations Log - Control Algorithm View
- Improved Wizard
- Capacitor Bank Analysis
- USB Communication

Valquest commissioned a coordinated Motor Start Assistance system using 3 capacitor banks Tue, October 07, 2014

Valquest Systems, Inc. in cooperation with HD Supply commissioned a coordinated Motor Start Assitance system today for Cimarron Electric Cooperative in Kingfisher Oklahoma. The system uses a fixed capacitor bank and two switched banks controlled by a Valquest Systems FastCap.

The large motor, part of a rock crushing plant, is at the end of a dedicated 11 mile 12.5 kV line. Because this line is very old and in need of costly repair the coop wanted to switch over to a parallel feeder. But voltage dips on the long line during motor start would be prohibitive because of the imact on coexisting customers.

Before the installation Valquest Systems performed the following pre construction tasks:
- Took cycle by cycle measurements during a motor start
- Analyzed the new feeder using SKM software
- Designed a multi-bank system to correct the voltages
- Re-ran the SKM analysis with the added banks

After commissioning the motor start measurements were run as before with the result showing that the voltage flucuations are well within the IEEE specification. Since the installation last March, no customer complaints have been received regarding voltage related issues.

A spokeperson at Cimarron Electric said that the system had paid for itself 10 times over when compared with the cost of repairing the old line.

Upcoming Events

TEC Engineering, Environmental and Materials Management Conference and Exhibit Show Tue, September 19, 2017 - Fri, September 22, 2017

Events Details:

Valquest Systems, Inc. will be attending the TEC Engineering, Environmental and Materials Management Conference and Exhibit Show.

For more information, visit www.texas-ec.org

IEEE Rural Electric Power Conference (REPC) Sun, April 23, 2017 - Wed, April 26, 2017

Events Details:

Valquest Systems, Inc. will be attending the IEEE Rural Electric Power Conference (REPC) in Columbus, Ohio.

For more information, visit www.ieeerepc.org

IEEE Rural Electric Power Conference (REPC) Sun, May 15, 2016 - Wed, May 18, 2016

Events Details:

Valquest Systems, Inc. will be attending the IEEE Rural Electric Power Conference (REPC) in Westminster, Colorado.

For more information, visit www.ieeerepc.org