Power factor is a measure of how effectively you’re using electricity in your facility. Simply put, it’s the efficiency of your power use. Technically, it is the ratio of the true power that is used to do work in electrical equipment to the apparent power that is supplied to the circuit. In a lay man’s language, Power Factor is a measure of how efficiently electrical power is being converted into useful output. The Power Factor is presented in a value that ranges from 0 (bad power factor) to 1 (good power factor).
In industries, plants and production facilities, it’s unusual to get a power factor of 1 because the equipment used there such as electric motors, welding sets, and fluorescent lighting create something called an “inductive load” which in turn causes the amps in the supply to lag the volts. This leads to a lag called Power Factor.
Why is Power Factor Correction Important?
With energy prices seeming to go up with each bill, everyone wants to make the most of the power they’re paying for. So the most common reason why people install power factor correction systems is to help them maximize the electrical supply into their building. When you have an efficient power factor correction equipment, you’ll run more machines and do more work on the same amount of electricity supply.
Benefits of Power Factor Correction
Power factor correction helps improve power factor, thereby improving power quality, utilizing capacitors to offset inductive loads carried by motors, welding systems, etc. When you correct your Power Factor, you get an increase in your power supply efficiency which delivers immediate cost savings on electricity.
Additionally, improving your Power Factor can maximize current carrying capacity, improve voltage to your equipment, reduce power losses and reduce what you pay on electric bills. It also reduces transmission losses and your carbon footprint which is excellent if you’re aiming for more environmentally friendly processes.
Who Needs Power Factor Correction?
You need power factor correction services in Australia if;
- Your motor fails
- Your Electrical or electronic equipment fails
- You experience overheating of transformers, switchgear and cabling
- You experience nuisance tripping of circuit breakers or fuses
- You experience unstable equipment operation
- You have high energy usage and costs.
Why we’re the best Power Factor Correction System Installers in Australia
We can expertly supply and install your power factor correction unit, bringing the power factor to an acceptable level while helping you save the cost of unused power. Our team understands the importance of having a functional power factor correction unit, and we work above and beyond to give you a unit that will provide you with maximum results.
We have a team of professional electricians with over 25 years of experience in the industry that leverages their experience to give you the most functional power factor correction units. To ensure we give you the best in technical expertise and service delivery, we invest heavily in the continual training and retraining of our service team and entire staff. We stay up to date with the latest technologies and processes to ensure we always give the best.
Are you an Investor, company owner, or industrial electrical contractor?
We understand that you value your time, finance and the quality of service you receive and we work with utmost efficiency to ensure we give you the most affordable power factor correction services without compromising our quality standards. Our fully experienced and insured professionals are always ready and bring all the tools to the site to ensure you get the best.
Do you wish to get started?