Northern Switchgear can supply Schneider Power Factor Correction units. The power factor of an AC electrical power system is defined as the ratio of the real power absorbed by the load to the apparent power flowing in the circuit. In an electric power system, a load with a low power factor draws more current than a load with a high-power factor for the same amount of useful power transferred. What this really means in as simple terms as possible is that a system with a poor power factor uses more energy than it needs to, thus running up electricity bills for the end user.
Power factor correction technology allows the power factor of a distribution system to be increased, therefore reducing the amount of energy being used by the system. By reducing the amount of energy used money can be saved on energy costs.
Schneider Electric provide reactive energy management systems in the form of low voltage capacitor banks. Schneider’s systems can decrease electricity bills, reduce power loses and avoid nuisance tripping and power interruptions. Have a look at some of the range Schneider provide.
Note that a harmonic survey will have to be carried out at any site before the correct application can be selected for your site. The below diagram taken from Schneider’s Power Factor Correction Catalogue summarises the range.
Download the Schneider VARset Range Catalogue