What is Power Factor Correction?
Power Factor Correction (PFC) is a universally accepted method for improving energy efficiency and reducing cost.
PFC is recommended for
commercial and industrial applications such as factories, industrial plants, offices, hotels, hospitals, supermarkets,
water treatment, cold chambers just to name but a few. It works by correcting an inefficient electrical load or supply
using microprocessor controlled monitoring that regulates and improves the power factor by automatically switching
dedicated high quality capacitors in to circuit to counteract the effects of an inductive load which is produced by
all motors, pumps, air conditioning systems, refrigeration and general plant & machinery that use motors in
How does it work?
It works by correcting an inefficient electrical load or supply using specially designed
microprocessor controlled monitoring that regulates and improves the power factor by automatically switching
dedicated high quality capacitors in to circuit to counteract the effects of an inductive load which is produced
by all motors and transformers. Installing Power Factor Correction systems removes Reactive Power Penalty Charges
for inefficient usage of electricity.
What is Voltage Optimisation?
Voltage levels provided by electricity suppliers in 240 volts regions fluctuate between
216v to 253v, above and under their nominal level at which all electrical equipment are typically designed to
operate. Higher voltages are commonly the cause of higher energy costs through inefficient operation of electrical
devices leading to increased losses and energy waste. A well designed Voltage Optimiser Optimax deals with these
voltage variations to deliver an optimized pure sinusoidal voltage of around 220 volts, the optimum level at which
electrical equipment will function efficiently. This method is recommended primarily for domestic, residential
and some commercial applications.
How Much Can You Save?
Once the system is installed the wasted electricity is reduced immediately and the average
savings of up to 25% can be achieved.
How About the installation and safety?
Installation is simple and rather fast and should be carried out by a qualified electrician.
Both systems are designed and built in compliance with EU standards and safety regulations and incorporate a
number of safety systems to protect from overload and over temperature and include a patented seamless bypass
system and in the unlikely event of unforeseen problems the system simply bypasses to maintain the supply awaiting
the return to normal save mode.
How about the environment?
Every unit of kw/h saved equals to 3 units saved at the power station, as a result a typical
household could save equivalent of 1000kg carbon each year. By doing so, you save money and save the environment
for future generations.
- Financial savings up to 25%
- Reductions in Co2 emissions
- Reduction in kw/h losses
- Improved electrical efficiency & utility
- Removal of reactive power penalty charges
For more information about power factor correction, data logging and ZESCO surcharges, please contact us.