Power Factor Correction Background

In recent years a lot of awareness has been generated in the field of Power Factor Correction, Harmonic Filtration, Various Power Quality issues leading to operational problems and Energy management to deal with low energy efficiency which are encountered by majority of industrial and commercial installation. These issues if not addressed in time to lead to recurrent losses and breakdowns in network.

Power factor correcting equipments improves the power factor which improves the power quality. Power factor correcting equipments increase the efficiency of power supply, delivering immediate cost savings on electricity.

Power Factor is the ratio of Active Power to the Apparent Power drawn by any load. Low power factor leads to increased transmission and distribution losses leads to increased electricity bills without increase in productivity, heating & hunting of DGs with increased fuel consumption. PFC systems increase the efficiency of power supply, delivering immediate cost savings on electricity.

  • Real Power is the power that actually powers the equipment and performs useful, Productive work.
  • Reactive Power is required by some equipment (e.g. transformers, motors and relays) to produce a magnetic field for operation; however it does not perform any real work.
  • Apparent Power is the vector sum of Real and Reactive Power and corresponds to the total power required to produce the equivalent amount of real power for the load.

Benefits of maintaining higher Power Factor
  • Maintaining higher power factor release capacity for Utility companies & consumer
  • Benefits from electronic Utility companies in form of incentive / rebate / KVAH billing.
  • Reduced Power losses (I2R)
  • Reduced Voltage drops
  • Reduced peak demand (MDI)
  • Releasing transformer & conductor capacity in network

With more than 25 years of experience, in fact we were first companies in India to redirect our resources in tackling these Power quality issues. The result is the state of Art and highly technical solutions developed by us with foreign collaborations. The solutions are having unmatched features and advantages. All this is well supported by our excellent sales and service network.

We have successful and satisfied Customer base of our products and solutions with more than 28000 installations in India and abroad in field of Reactive and power quality management.

Our Range of Solutions for Power Factor Correction are:

Activcomp System- Thyristor Switched Capacitor Banks

Detuned/Tuned Harmonic Filtration System

Hybrid Harmonic Filtration System

PF Compensator Series

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