Power Factor Correction, a process whereby we install a Power Factor Correction Unit. Power Factor or (PF) is a measure of how your business uses its electricity.By comparing the Apparent Power (kVA) delivered to your switch board to the Active Power (kW) used by your equipment we can calculate your Power Factor. In an electric power system, a load with a low power factor draws more current than a load with a high power factor for the same amount of useful power transferred. The higher currents increase the energy lost in the distribution system, and require larger wires and other equipment. Because of the costs of larger equipment and wasted energy, electrical utilities will usually charge a higher cost to industrial or commercial customers where there is a low power factor.
Reduce your capital expenses up to 30%
Optimize the size of your electrical system, avoid over-sizing, and limit redundant capacity.Power factor correction brings the power factor of an AC power circuit closer to 1 by supplying reactive power of opposite sign, adding capacitors or inductors that act to cancel the inductive or capacitive effects of the load, respectively. Network operators like Energex & Ergon are shifting from KW demand billing to KVA and then KVAR billing over the next 2 years. This won’t mean much for the average person but when we draw power from the grid there are 2 types of power being Real Power and Reactive Power. We consume Real Power when doing every day normal activities like lighting and heating or cooling and the Reactive Power is the energy stored in the load and then returned to the source. The total demand on the network is the total of the Real Power and the Reactive Power.
Reduce utility billing penalties and lower operating expenses up to 10%
Good power factor can lower power bills and reduce power losses in transformers and conductors.The ratio of difference between the Real Power and the Total Power is known as the Power. If you have lots of heavy load appliances, high bay lights, pumps, motors, welders. cool-rooms and or similar, there could be a possibility you have a low power factor as these appliances draw Reactive Power. Other transformer based appliances like laptops and computers also have high Reactive Power draw. The Real power is what we are currently billed (KW) and the networks have already started transitioning to KVA billing which is effectively the Total Power taken from the grid. The networks will also start billing for excessive KVAR consumption
Improve power system and 3-phase equipment reliability up to 18%
Boost power quality to improve your business performance by reducing unplanned outages and the reliability of electrical devices across your entire power infrastructure.