Power Factor Correction Units & Harmonic Filters (PFCU) (SVG) (ASVG)

Power factor correction for improved power.

Power factor affects most businesses. As well as the power used in equipment like lighting, heating, motors etc., known as real power (kW), a site may also draw power that is not directly used, known as reactive power (kVAR). The combination of the two is known as apparent power.

Power factor is the relationship between real and apparent power (kVA).

If your site has a poor power factor, you could be paying for unused energy. Improving the power factor of your site could yield the following benefits:

  • Cost savings
  • Increased load carrying capacity in circuits
  • Improved carbon footprint
  • Improved voltage

Switchboard Solutions applies Power Factor Correction to improve power factor and power quality, for traditional capacitor-based Power Factor Correction units (PFCU), Static Var Generators (SVG) or Advanced Static Var Generator (ASVG). See below to learn more. 

Traditional capacitor-based PFCUs can be utilised to improve power factor.

SVG units can be provided to improve power factor correction, current balancing, voltage balancing and voltage regulation.

ASVG units can be provided for power factor correction, current balancing, voltage balancing, and voltage regulation but also has the benefit of harmonic mitigation. Harmonics are especially prevalent when there are many personal computers, laser printers, fax machines, copiers, medical test equipment, fluorescent lighting, uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs), and variable speed drives on the electrical system.

Contact Switchboard Solutions for any power factor correction or harmonic mitigation needs.

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