Power Factor and the Pro Series Energy Saver

How it Works

The power you draw from the grid typically contains two types of electric energy:

  1. 1. Active energy that does actual work.
  2. 2. Reactive energy that generates a magnetic field for electric motors, transformers and fluorescent lights.

The problem is, you pay the full cost of reactive energy transmission even when the equipment that normally needs it is not being used. That’s where we come in.

The Pro Series Energy Saver stores reactive energy onsite, and applies it only when inductive loads like motors, transformers and fluorescent lights actually need it. It does this using high quality capacitors custom-sized to your system. Installed near inductive loads, capacitors are the most economical and efficient way of supplying reactive energy.

On the spot delivery means the reactive energy you draw from the grid is dramatically reduced. This relieves both you and your utility of the cost of carrying this extra load. It also helps reduce your peak demand, the upper limit used to calculate your overall utility rate.

Without this kind of conditioning, you will always pay for more energy than you actually use. With the Pro Series Energy Saver, however, you avoid most, if not all, of these unnecessary costs.

The Power Factor

Every electrical system performs at some degree of efficiency. The measure of that efficiency is called the Power Factor. High Power Factors mean less wasted energy and greater efficiency.

Power Factor is a ratio of Active Power (power output) to Apparent Power (power supplied) and is generally expressed as a decimal or percentage. Depending on the application, low Power Factors may hover around 60 or 70 percent, while Power Factors produced by the Pro Series Energy Saver climb closer to 95 percent or better.

That’s what happens when high quality capacitors are introduced to your system. By effectively managing Active and Reactive energies you also add system capacity, improve voltage levels and reduce power losses.

Benefits of Power Factor Correction

In areas where a peak demand clause or some form of low power factor penalty is assessed by your utility the Pro Series Energy Saver lowers your power bill by reducing kVA or kVAR demand.

If a system has an existing overload, our capacitors may eliminate it. If the system is not overloaded, the Pro Series Energy Saver releases additional capacity, thereby helping you avoid new investments in more expensive transformers, switchgear and cabling.

Excessive voltage drops can make your motors sluggish and cause them to overheat. Low voltage also interferes with your lights, motor controls and electronics. The Pro Series Energy Saver maintains more consistent voltage levels throughout your system, including feeder lines right out to the last motor. Overall performance improves — and so does production.

While doing all this, the Pro Series Energy Saver protects your entire system against power surges up to 50,000 volts. It’s also easy to install and requires no special cooling or maintenance.

Less Maintenance, Lower Overhead

The Pro Series Energy Saver reduces overall energy consumption while allowing your equipment to operate at peak efficiencies. You experience fewer mechanical problems, less maintenance, increased equipment life, and lower overhead costs:

  • Energy savings of 8-20% or better
  • Surcharge costs reduced or eliminated
  • Fewer voltage drops and low voltage issues
  • Extended equipment life-cycles
  • Installed at the Main distribution panel
  • 5yr parts warranty
  • Custom Manufactured components make up the Pro Series Energy Saver
  • No down time for sizing or installation
  • Custom built for each facility
  • 50,000 Volts surge protection for each phase
  • No maintenance required
  • Balances and boosts volts across all three phases
  • Reduces and eliminates about 80% of Harmonics

Ideal for both sensitive circuitry and heavier applications:

  • Lighting Systems
  • HVAC Systems
  • Refrigeration
  • Pumps and Motors
  • UPS Rooms
  • Master Control Units
  • Data Management Centers
  • Elevators and Escalators
  • Boilers and Chillers
  • Key sub panels
  • High & Low Voltages Equipment

The Pro Series Energy Saver has storage capacitors. We run five wires out of the box and directly to a breaker that we install on your main panel or sub-panel(s) after correctly sizing your facility and knowing the requirements for the size breakers and the correct box or boxes needed. Three of the wires run to each phase. We then attach a wire from the Pro Series Energy Saver to the ground and one to the neutral. The configuration and patented design of the storing capacitors attaching to the ground and neutral. The Pro Series Energy Saver balances your voltage to prevent spikes and sags and allows the stored power to be available instantly for use when it’s needed, for example on a hot day and the HVAC is robbing power from other equipment just to start.

How is the Pro Series Energy Saver a green energy product?

  • We reduce the amount of billed for electricity in a facility by reducing the Demand Charges hidden in the bill; these demand charges are spiked line charges from the power company for inefficiency.
  • When we reduce the electricity demand, pulling less kVar, we reduce carbon footprint.

How does the Pro Series Energy Saver reduce my bill?

  • We balance and boost the voltage across the 3 phases and maintain that balanced voltage under your heaviest of loads.
  • When we do this, we lower your Demand Charges, and raise your Power Factor.
  • Increased efficiency!

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