Automatic Power Factor Correction Benefits

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EnergyAce Automatic Power Factor Correction

The EnergyAce range of Power Factor Correction systems have been designed to address the challenges found in many of today’s diverse power needs and encompass many years of development and experience to deliver reliable and cost effective energy saving solutions world-wide

THE KEY FEATURES & BENEFITS ENERGYACE POWER FACTOR CORRECTION 

~  Heavy Duty Long Life Vishay Capacitors Minimum 440v (525v Detuned)

~  Heavy Duty Long Life Detuning Reactors (189Hz Detuned)

~  Correction to 1.00pf (100% Efficiency)

~  Automatic Plug & Play Set Up (No Need for Commissioning)

~  Installer Friendly Design for Ease of Installation

~  Power Factor Display, Harmonic Alarm and Multi Meter Function

~  Fully Extendable for Future Expansion

~  Flexibility in Manufacture, Dimensions & Rating

~  High Overload Capability

~  Protection Systems

~  Reassuringly Long Warranties

~  Low Maintenance

~  Maintenance Friendly Design with Accessible Components

~  Wide Range of Models to Suit All Environments & Performance Requirements

~  Standard Range 1kVAr to 1000kVAr

BENEFITS

~  Reduces Energy Consumption - kw/h losses

~  Removes Reactive Power Charge Penalties on Energy Bills

~  Reduces Availability & Capacity Charges on Energy Bills

~  Reduces Maximum Demand based Charges on Energy Bills

~  Improves Renewable Generation

~  Reduces Carbon Emissions

~  Reduces Circuit Currents & Allows For Connection of Additional Loads

~  Reduces Maintenance Costs

~  Eligible for Grant Funding (contact our office for further information)

All mains powered electrical equipment are rated according to their power factor (electrical efficiency), a rating above 0.95pf (95% efficient) is generally considered as good efficiency with the maximum attainable being 1.00pf (100% efficient).

Penalties are generally applied to energy bills when a site operates on a power factor below 0.95pf (95% efficient) in the form of a Reactive Power charge although any power factor less than 1.00pf will attract penalties in the form of higher energy bills.

The degree of electrical efficiency is improved by the introduction of Power Factor Correction, a system that introduces power factor correction capacitors to counteract the negative effects of all types of inductive loads like motors.

Motors can come in many forms, machines, conveyors, mixers, compressors, HVAC, escalators, lifts, all these can be considered as motors and an inductive load that in most cases will require some form of automatic power factor correction.

Power factor correction can considerably reduce circuit currents to allow for additional loads to be introduced to an otherwise overloaded electrical supply and in some cases negate the need for larger electrical supplies and infrastructure when expansion occurs.

Renewable generation can considerably benefit from power factor correction, the reduction of reactive power in the process of power generation with turbine technologies greatly increases export and reduces import of energy offering two opportunities to reduce overall energy costs. 

In countries with a developing electrical network and economy, a demand for power commonly outstrips capacity leading to the loss of electrical supply, brownouts and wild voltage swings, power factor correction is vital in these circumstances to relieve pressure on the network .      

EnergyAce formed in 2002, have a range of power factor correction systems designed and developed in association with Vishay a world leader in capacitor manufacture and design, our expertise is reflected with many decades of internal experience and award winning business performance.

Sectors utilising the EnergyAce Power Factor Correction system include:

~    Food

~    Plastics

~    Chemical

~    General Manufacturing

~    Agriculture

~    Retail

~    Leisure / Fitness & Hotel

~    Telecommunications

~    Medical & Scientific

~    Commercial & Educational

~    Developing Power Networks

~    Emerging Growing Economies

Options

~    Incoming Protection MCCB

~    Over Temperature Protection

~    Remote Control / Monitoring

~    Surge & Lighting Protection

~    Single Phase Options

~    Environmental – Up to 60 Deg C (extreme options available)

Standards & Specification

Supply:                      400 / 415V 3 phase 50Hz (other voltages & frequency available on request)

Installation:               3 wire (no neutral required)

Standards:                BSEN60831 (IEC831 & IEC70/70), BSEN60439, BSEN60204

IP Rating:                  IP42 min (other IP rating available on request.

Operating temp:       -25oC/group D (others available on request)

Losses:                      Standard 0.2 watts / kVar

Construction:             14g mild steel fully welded enclosure with hinged lockable door

Finish:                        RAL7035 textured light grey (others available on request)

Discharge:                less than 50V one minute after switch off

Cable termination:   M10 on to Busbar, MCCB or Isolator (cable box available for bottom entry)

Optional extras:        selector switches, door interlocked isolation devices, alarms, surge suppression

Options available in rating, design & dimensions

Standard Power Factor Correction - Approximate Dimensions & Weights

kvar rating

 

Dimensions

HxWxD mm

 

Weight Kg

 

Additional Width Inc Optional Cable Box mm

 

30

700x400x210

35

200

50

800x500x210

52

200

62.5

800x500x210

54

200

75

900x600x300

56

200

87.5

900x600x300

60

200

100

900x600x300

61

200

125

1100x600x300

65

400

150

1100x600x300

69

400

175

1300x600x300

72

400

200

1300x600x300

77

400

250

1700x800x400

104

400

300

1700x800x400

112

400

350

1900x800x500

172

500

400

1900x800x500

182

500

450

2100x800x600

192

500

500

2100x800x600

202

500

550

2100x1000x600

212

500

600

2100x1000x600

222

500

  

Detuned Power Factor Correction - Approximate Dimensions & Weights 

kvar rating

 

Dimensions

HxWxD mm

 

Weight Kg

 

Additional Width Including Optional Cable Box mm

 

37.5

1300x600x400

180

400

50

1300x600x400

190

400

75

1700x600x600

240

400

100

1700x600x600

242

400

150

2100x600x600

282

500

175

2100x800x600

345

500

200

2100x800x600

356

500

250

2100x800x600

393

500

300

2100x800x600

451

500

350

2100x800x800

490

500

400

  2100x1000x800

617

500

450

  2100x1000x800

627

500

500

  2100x1200x800

714

500

550

  2100x1200x800

752

500

600

  2100x1600x800

885

500

 

Click Here to Download this Power factor Correction Document


Many modern electrical equipments use thyristors, invertors and rectifiers e.g. to effect speed control of motors and temperature control of heater banks. Other power electronics are used in such items as UPS and battery chargers. Such non-linear devices produce harmonic disturbance and can dramatically increase the current flowing in the system in addition to other harmful effects.

Capacitors and other electrical devices can be damaged by these harmonics. If you have any harmonic producing loads, please advise us so that we can ensure that your capacitors do not suffer as a consequence

 


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  • Guaranteed Savings
  • Remove Reactive Charges
  • Protect Appliances
  • Reduce Maintenance Cost
  • Reduce Max Demand
  • Reduce Carbon Emissions
  • Flexibility in Design & Build

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