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LUND, SWEDEN; May 31, 2021 – The Swedish cleantech company Comsys AB announces today that its ADF products destined for customers in North America will now be produced at a certified manufacturing facility in Atlanta, Georgia.

The expansion to its operations comes as the need for reliable power quality continues to rise in North America, creating large potential for the innovator’s patented Active Dynamic Filtering technology which today is developed and produced in Sweden.

With experience from thousands of ADF installations around the world, the move is part of Comsys’s strategy to enable substantial growth and take steps to achieve environmental benefits. Dennis Magnusson, Head of Product and Operations Development, says the company hopes to boost business in North America by meeting the increased demand with more competitive lead times and reduced emissions. 

“We want to provide the best possible service to customers. That means not only ensuring high quality ADF products, but also reducing impact on climate change and shortening lead times by manufacturing locally rather than shipping all the way from Sweden. With production in Atlanta, we’re in position to become the North American leader in Active Filters.”

The first product to be produced in the US is the UL-listed ADF P300, with a first shipment of several units to be delivered to Volvo Cars’ manufacturing plant near Charleston, South Carolina in June.

About Comsys AB
Comsys AB, a cleantech company based in Lund Sweden, develops digital energy control methods and products to optimize and improve energy flow in a wide variety of applications and help customers to meet increasingly challenging demands set by standards and utility companies. Our technologies provide robust solutions for both grid operators and applications within industrial automation, building automation, data centers and the marine sector, to name just a few. They are also being increasingly used in electricity production and energy storage, primarily from solar and wind, in order to meet the constantly growing demands by grid operator owners around the world. 

For more information, please contact

Rickard Jacobson, CEO

+46 704 99 99 34

Fortum Hydroplant

LUND, SWEDEN; April 21, 2021 – The Swedish cleantech company Comsys AB announces today that it has delivered a novel, 1MW/250KWh battery energy storage system, or BESS, using replaced PHEV batteries, to a hydroelectric power plant operated by Fortum.

The facility is among the world’s first commercial supply-side BESS installations using batteries from vehicle, and a part of Fortum’s strategy to drive the change for a cleaner world. Incorporating 48 PHEV batteries supplied by Volvo Cars, this solution is engineered and built by Comsys to get the most out of PHEV batteries whilst also providing significantly faster frequency regulation.

According to Dan Liljengren, Business Development & Head of Research and Innovation at Comsys, the solution is a response to increased demands on energy suppliers to maintain grid stability amidst growing fluctuations caused by all the ways that energy is generated and consumed today.

“After being approached by Fortum, we began developing a new storage solution capable of reliably, sustainably and rapidly storing and discharging power. We call it DES™, short for ‘Dynamic Energy Storage,’ because it’s fast, easy to deploy, modular and scalable.”

The new solution leverages Comsys’s expertise in perfecting power quality by arranging the batteries into “strings.” Each string consists of a Comsys ADF (AC/DC converter) connected to three PHEV batteries. For the facility, 16 strings are used to provide a capacity of 1MW/250KWh and frequency regulation with a response time of less than a milli seconds, faster than what hydroelectric turbines are capable of providing on their own.

According to Erik Tutzauer, Project Manager at Fortum, in addition to the operational benefits for the hydropower plant, there are also significant environmental benefits and new opportunities made possible through re-use of lithium-ion batteries:

“Thanks to the experience and ingenuity of Comsys and a can-do attitude, we have overcome many challenges together. We have gained valuable learnings on how to re-purpose used batteries that previously have served in electric cars into high-quality industrial energy storage systems. Comsys and Fortum have proven to be an exceptionally good combination for providing energy solutions for several industries.”

For more information, please contact:

Rickard Jacobson, CEO

+46 704 99 99 34

 

About Comsys AB
Comsys AB, a cleantech company based in Lund Sweden, develops digital energy control methods and products to optimize and improve energy flow in a wide variety of applications and help customers to meet increasingly challenging demands set by standards and utility companies. Our technologies provide robust solutions for both grid operators and applications within industrial automation, building automation, data centers and the marine sector, to name just a few. They are also being increasingly used in electricity production and energy storage, primarily from solar and wind, in order to meet the constantly growing demands by grid operator owners around the world.

The marine segment has tough requirements when it comes to power quality and harmonics. Did you know that the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) has revised the unified requirement for ships' power quality? UR E24 REV1 focuses on the power quality and harmonics. In line with most individual classification societies, the UR E24 REV1 has the maximum total harmonic distortion THDu up to 49th harmonic set at 8%. A new and important factor is that they also require you to constantly measure the voltage distortion.

The UR E24 REV1 applies to all ships contracted for construction after 1 July 2020, and requires that they:

  • Continuously monitor the levels of harmonic distortion experienced on the main busbar
  • Alarm when exceeding the distortion limit
  • Keep an electronic or paper log covering distortion level

There are also confirmed rules that are waiting for implementation date. The new rules will be that:

  •  The ship shall, annually, measure harmonics in seagoing conditions in a professional manner
  • A report shall be presented to the surveyor at periodical machinery survey

With the revised IACS rules we believe and hope that power quality is not only a paragraph in the rule book but also an item that is highlighted when assessing ships power.

IACS

 (LUND, SWEDEN; November 20, 2020)  – The Swedish cleantech company Comsys AB announces that its ADF P300 will now be delivered with a new and improved cabinet solution offering greater flexibility, safety and ingress protection, as well as time-saving service features.

During a virtual customer event yesterday Comsys introduced its next generation ADF P300 featuring a new, modernized cabinet design to be implemented for its entire range of floor mounted active dynamic filter products. The design was adopted as a way to bring significant benefits to customers, installers, maintenance technicians and system integrators alike. Models will be available in three widths, 40, 60 and 80 cm, and the narrowest will come in an IP54 version as well for enhanced protection against the elements.

According to Jonas Persson, Head of Products & Quality at Comsys, the new cabinet solution provides exceptional flexibility compared to the existing range.

“Now customers will be able to choose a solution for exactly the current they need and with a footprint that will best suit them based on how many modules and how much expansion capacity they require. This is especially important in the marine sector where space onboard vessels is very limited.”

Other major benefits says Persson include improved personal safety and serviceability, standardization between products, and support for the company’s upcoming v3 and v4 modules.

”System Integrators will appreciate the fact that the redesigned control module can be installed in virtually any cabinet, and installers and maintenance staff are really going to love it because it’s safer and can save them hours of work.”

About Comsys AB
Comsys AB, a cleantech company based in Lund Sweden, develops digital energy control methods and products to optimize and improve energy flow in a wide variety of applications and help customers to meet increasingly challenging demands set by standards and utility companies. Our technologies provide robust solutions for both grid operators and applications within industrial automation, building automation, data centers and the marine sector, to name just a few. They are also being increasingly used in electricity production and energy storage, primarily from solar and wind, in order to meet the constantly growing demands by grid operator owners around the world.

For more information, please contact
Rickard Jacobson, Head of Sales & Deputy CEO
+46 704 99 99 34,   
www.comsys.se

Comsys P300 closed final

Photo: Next generation ADF P300 from Comsys, shown here with a width of 80 cm and equipped with three ADF modules

Comsys P300 closeup 02 final

Photo: The CM-CAB module has been redesigned for broader compatibility, faster installation and improved serviceability

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