Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla., has enlisted the help of S&C Electric Co. to solve a potential voltage flicker problem.
The theme park is planning on opening a new roller coaster this summer based on the “Mummy” movies that uses linear induction motors to provide a high-speed launch. Universal wanted to make sure that the launch sequence didn’t draw down the voltage supplied to other parts of the park or other Orlando Utilities Commission customers.
Universal contacted S&C and after an inspection, the company recommended the use of its 2,500kVAR, 480V PureWave AVC adaptive VAR compensator to keep the voltage within specifications. The system delivers reactive power compensation to solve voltage flicker problems and poor power factors caused by rapidly varying dynamic loads.