What is Power Factoring?

Power factor is the ratio between the kW and the kVA drawn by an electrical load where the kW is the actual load power and the kVA is the apparent load power. It is a measure of how effectively the current is being converted into useful work output and more particularly is a good indicator of the effect of the load current on the efficiency of the supply system.

By installing suitably sized switched capacitors into the power distribution circuit, the Power Factor is improved and the value becomes nearer to 1 or 0.98 thus minimizing wasted energy, improving the efficiency of a plant, liberating more kW from the available supply and saving you money!

Once in place, the cost of PFC can usually be recovered in less than 1 year.

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