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Power Factor Improvement Methods

Power factor is an expression of energy efficiency. It is usually expressed as a percentage & the lower the percentage, the less efficient power usage is.

Improving the power factor [PF] can maximize current-carrying capacity, improve voltage to equipment, reduce power losses, & lower electric bills.

Component of Power Factor Improvement System:

Capacitors: Standard duty capacitor, heavy duty capacitor, ultra- heavy duty capacitor

Reactors: 7% & 8% Aluminium/ Copper

Automatic Power Factor Controller

Power factor [PF] is the ratio of working power, measured in kilowatts (kW), to apparent power, measured in kilovolt amperes (kVA). Apparent power, also known as demand, is the measure of the amount of power used to run machinery & equipment during a certain period.

It is found by multiplying (kVA = V x A). The result is expressed as kVA units.`

Benefits of Power Factor:

  • Reduce Demand Charges

  • Increased Load Carrying Capabilities In Existing Circuits

  • Improve Voltage`

  • Reduce Power System Losses

  • Reduce Carbon Footprint

  • Reduce Voltage Drop

  • Increase in efficiency of system

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