There are many ways to reduce power consumption and manage power supplies.
One method of energy management is power factor correction.
Are you having problems with excessive power bills or overheating cables? You may need to improve your Power Factor which is an important component of most industrial and various commercial electricity billing accounts.
About Power Factor Correction
Power Factor (PF) relates to power quality or efficiency in a power supply system. A PF below 0.9 is low and a PF of 1 (unity) is the optimum. A major cause for low PF in industry and commerce can be traced to items of electrical equipment that may be technologically dated or not be working to full rated capacity. High on the list of suspects are air conditioning compressor motors, machines running in idle mode and dated fluorescent lighting systems. This causes electrical inefficiencies to the incoming power supply system.
Supply Authorities recognise Power Factor Correction (PFC) as a well-established method of reducing electricity costs and other harmful effects which can usually be corrected with the installation of capacitor banks connected across the incoming power supply mains and/or other sections of the power system.
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Improving Power Factor for your Business.
Improving low PF in your industrial or commercial premises will provide the following benefits:
- Reduce KVA power demand and associated electricity costs.
- Minimise waste in electricity consumption.
- Prevent additional Supply Authority penalty charges where applicable.
- Recover lost cable capacity enabling the installation of additional equipment.
- Reduce heat losses in cables and electrical equipment thus increasing life span.
- Reduce demand on power stations thus reducing Green House Gases.
- Caslec technicians using special logging and recording instruments can survey the PF of your power system and provide a brief report and recommend a suitable power factor correction system, specially designed for your plant.
Other Energy Saving Options
Other areas to consider energy saving methods include:
- Replacing existing lighting including fluorescents with LED lighting where appropriate.
- Limiting air conditioning equipment operational time.
- Use sensor equipment to limit lighting time in some areas.
- Use new sensor technology and LED light fixtures in car parks & emergency stairwell lighting systems.
- External window shading.
- Power down computers and other technology of an evening.
- Repair any air leaks to compressed air, steam or oven installations.