Power Factor Correction
Power Factor Correction (PFC) is an energy saving technology. Through improved energy efficiency, PFC can significantly reduce electricity costs by eliminating Reactive Power Charges, reduce network losses and even free-up available power for plant expansion.
We can assess your exact PFC requirements by various means. A recent electricity bill is always a good place to start to determine whether Power Factor Correction will provide a payback. Together with customer supplied information, this is often enough data to make suitable recommendations – if not, a Power Factor survey at your premises may be required.
Organisations with their own in-house engineering team will often carry out the necessary installation work, but if not available, Enspec can also offer installation, commissioning and maintenance services.
Enspec design and manufacture PFC equipment at all voltage levels (LV to HV) for all applications, including:
- Fixed PFC – Perfect for the correction of steady state electrical loads and individual motors.
- Automatic PFC – Sometimes referred to as ‘bulk’ PFC as it tends to be installed at or close to the main electricity incomer, it corrects the power factor of the whole system.
- Detuned PFC – Fixed, automatic or dynamic, for use on harmonic-laden systems or to avoid possible resonance conditions.
- Dynamic PFC – Often referred to as ‘real-time’ power factor
correction, thyristor-switched capacitor banks that typically respond within one cycle provide the necessary power factor correction for rapidly changing dynamic loads. This reactive power compensation technology is also often used in voltage control applications.