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Power Factor Correction

Using established, proven technology, we have developed a range of Power Factor Correction units (FREE STANDING and MODULES) to improve operating efficiency of electrical systems and reduce electricity costs for our customers. Our Power Factor Correction units use high quality, reliable capacitors that compensate for the re-active power demand; restoring power factor as near to unity as is possible.  Usually 0.99

 

What is Power Factor Correction?

 

Power factor is a way of describing how efficiently electrical power is being used. Power (kVA) is made up of two components, useful power (kW) and re-active power (kvar). Useful power is the power required to successfully complete the task whilst re-active power does not contribute to achieving the task, however costs the customer in additional kWh charges.

 

What does Power Factor Correction do for your business' power?

 

Power Factor Correction is the shock absorber of your Power Distribution, it can be connected at source (Main Distribution Board) or even very close to the load.  Power Factor Correction reduces current in your system, eliminates Reactive Power Charges from your supplier and improves your Power Quality including CO2 Emissions.

 

Why install a PFC system?

 

By installing a Power Factor Correction unit, you will reduce electricity costs, improve the quality of power supplied to electrical equipment, and increase the supply capacity

Poor Power Factor Correction adds costs in four main ways:

•  Additional ‘reactive power charge’ from Utility Company

 
•  Unnecessary current drawn from the network

 
•  Reduction in electrical equipment life expectancy


 •  Excessive kWh

Benefits of Power Factor Correction

•  Reduced power consumption  
•  Lower electricity bills
•  Extra kVA from existing supply
•  Reduced transformer and distribution equipment losses 
•  Voltage drop reductions in long cables
•  Increased supply capacity 
•  Manufactured in the UK
•  Increased life expectancy of electrical equipment

Useful Power 
The power required to complete a task
Measured in kW
Reactive Power 
Drawn in addition to useful power but doesn’t contribute to achieving the task
Measured in kvarh
Apparent Power 
Total power drawn from the network
Measured in kVA

 

 
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