Power Factor Correction Units

Before you understand why you may wants a Power Factor Correction Unit it is important to understand what Power Factor is.

So what is Power Factor?

To understand power factor, we’ll first start with the definition of some basic terms:

KW is Working Power (also called Actual Power or Active Power or Real Power). It is the power that actually powers the equipment and performs useful work.

KVAR is Reactive Power. It is the power that magnetic equipment (transformer, motor and relay) needs to produce the magnetizing flux.

KVA is Apparent Power. It is the vectorial summation of KVAR and KW.

Power Factor is a measure of how effectively incoming power is used in your electrical system.  It is defined as the ratio of Real Power to Total (or Apparent) Power.

In other words,   Power Factor = kW / KVAr

Having poor Site Efficiency, that is a Low Power Factor - will increase your monthly KVA Demand Charges resulting in more energy consumption and higher than necessary bills.

Energy Brokers is able to provide a variety of services that will assist you in maximising your Power Factor.

These include:

  • Efficiency Reports
  • RFP to Power Factor Correction Equipment (PFC) Manufacturers & Installers
  • Provide Return on Investment Calculation
  • Project Manage the installation of the Power Factor Correction
  • Arrange a KVA Reset with relevant Network Providers

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