Question?

  • Is your Power Factor too low?

  • Are you at the limit of your KVA?

  • Is your electricity company adding a penalty to your bill for poor power factor correction?

If so…

then you are losing money, reducing the life of some electrical appliances and causing excessive voltage drops in supply.

But what is Power Factor Correction, what are the benefits and how can I reduce my electricity bill?

Power Factor Correction (PFC)

PFC techniques aim to bring the power factor closer to unity by reducing the effects of reactive power. In the great majority of cases, poor power factor is due to inductive loads which can be compensated by adding electrical devices called capacitors into the circuit.

Reactive power charges can be eliminated to provide instant savings.

PFC Benefits

  • By reducing losses and inefficiencies, improving your power factor means you need to draw less from the network, saving you money on your electricity bill.
  • Power factor correction (PFC) can prolong the life of electrical equipment.
  • It can help avoid voltage drops over long cables and reduce efficiency losses in your supply transformers.
  • PFC will increase the effective capacity of your local electricity network – potentially deferring future investment in electrical infrastructure and allowing you to connect more machinery to the same utility connection

3 Steps To Reduce My Electricity Bill

We arrange a PFC survey, review the report and agree on the solution

United Automation build the bespoke PFC cabinet

We install, test, monitor and maintain

But Don’t Take Our Word For It…..

The Carbon Trust provides simple, effective advice to help businesses take action to reduce carbon emissions, and the simplest way to do this is to use energy more efficiently. This technology guide introduces power factor correction, discussing practical action that organisations can take:

Speak to one of our experts today and find out how United Automation can help:

Call: 01704 516500

Email: christian@united-automation.com