In simple terms, power factor is a measurement of how effectively your business uses the electrical power supplied to the location of your site.
Were you aware that in an industrial setting, you can reduce your electrical bill by cutting power factor surcharges which show up on electricity accounts as peak demand charges from the power company? This is why power factor correction is growing so quickly. You will soon be able to send real power loads surging back through your electrical circuit, with reduced reactive load currents which you are charged for via the network charge on your electricity account. In layman’s terms, you will reduce your energy consumption and save money.
Efficiency-sapping voltage drops in your electrical circuits may also be reduced. Our electricity network charges are increasing at rates which are now starting to effect the bottom-line of all businesses. So power factor correction is something Australian business cannot afford to be without. If you are looking for power factor correction you should definitely contact the team at Qualtech Electrical for more information. Every individual needs to take responsibility of our growing energy use and make an effort to reduce demand. The consequence of not taking action today is ever increasing network charges to compensate for Australia’s insatiable appetite for energy.
A power factor correction solution, tailored to your specific business needs, can be an effective way to improve your business’ power factor and reduce distributor demand (measured in kVA) ensuring you get the most from your energy dollar.
What are the implications of a low power factor?
Various distribution networks in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia charge extra for sites with a poor power factor.
- Low power factor could also lead to stressing of the internal electricity infrastructure. This may cause unnecessary overheating and equipment degeneration
- Added cost for new installations because of the need to oversize cables, switchboards and other electrical equipment.
- Poor power factor can also lead to lower than “normal” voltages within a plant and consequently present unreliable equipment performance.
What benefits can be realised by addressing poor power factor?
- Allows your business to lower its ongoing energy kVA demand charges, saving you money.
- Allows your business to optimise the life of its electrical assets and delay or avoid unnecessary electrical system upgrade and replacement costs
- Reduces the threat of operational downtime caused by the overloading of your electrical assets within your facility.
- Benefits the environment by conserving resources thus reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
- Power factor correction services.
- Power factor can be improved through the installation of automatically controlled capacitor banks. These are designed and sized to suit particular site conditions and loads
Qualtech Electrical consultants can analyse the meter data, review site conditions, design and offer a turn-key power factor correction solution that is sensitive to your site’s individuality and operations.
For more information about power factor correction or if you’d like to discuss your energy needs, please call our team on 1800 782 583 or via our online enquiry form.