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POWER FACTOR COST
understand power factor, visualize a horse pulling a railroad
car down a railway track. Because the railroad ties are uneven,
the horse must pull the car from the side of the track. The
horse is pulling the railroad car at an angle to the direction
of the cars travel. The power required to move the car down
the track is working (real) power. The effort of the horse
is the total (apparent) power. Because of the angle of the
horses pull, not all of the horse's effort is used to move
the car down the track. The car will not move sideways; therefore,
the sideways pull of the horse is wasted effort or nonworking
(reactive) power. The angle of the horses pull is related
to power factor, which is defined as the ratio of real (working)
power to apparent (total) power. If the horse is led closer
to the center of the track, the angle of side pull decreases
and the real power approaches the value of the apparent power.
Therefore, the ratio of real power to apparent power (the
power factor) approaches one. As the power factor approaches
one the reactive (nonworking) power approaches zero.
Power Factor = Real Power
This indicates that only 70% of the current provided by the electrical utility is being used to produce useful work.
Cause of Low Power Factor
Low power factor is caused by inductive loads (such as transformers, electrical motors, and high-intensity discharge lighting), which are major portion of the power consumed in residential, commercial and industrial complexes. Unlike resistive loads that create heat by consuming kilowatts, inductive loads require the current to create a magnetic field, and the magnetic field produces the desired work. The total or apparent power required by an inductive device is composite of the following:" Real power (measured in kilowatts, kW)
" Reactive power, the nonworking power caused by the magnetizing current, required to operate the device (measured in kilovars, kVAR). Reactive power required by inductive loads increases the amount of apparent power (measured in kilovolt amps, kVA) in your distribution system. The increase in reactive and apparent power causes the power factor to decrease.
Why Improve Your Power Factor
Some of the benefits of improving your power factor are as follows:
" Your utility bill will be smaller. Low power factor requires an increase in the electric utilities generation and transmission capacity to handle the reactive power component caused by inductive loads. Utilities usually charge a penalty fee to customers with power factors less that 0.95. You can avoid this additional fee by increasing your power factor.
" Your electrical systems branch capacity will increase. Uncorrected power factor will cause power losses in your distribution system. You may experience voltage drops as power losses increase. Excessive voltage drops can cause overheating and premature failures of motors and other inductive devices." You will be socially responsible by reducing your carbon footprint
shown, reactive power(measured in kVARs) caused by inductance
always acts at a 90 degree angle to real power.
In the diagram, the power triangle shows an initial 0.70 power factor for a 100kW (real power) inductive load. The reactive power required by the load is 100kW. By installing a 67kW capacitor, the apparent power is reduced from 142 to 105kVA, resulting in a 26% reduction in current. Power factor is improved to 0.95.
In the horse and railcar analogy, this is equivalent to decreasing the angle the horse is pulling on the railcar by leading the horse closer to the center of the railroad track. Because the side pull is minimized, less total effort is required from the horse to do the same work. GreenerEnergy can provide the assistance you may need to determine the optimum power correction factor and to correctly locate and install your electrical distribution system.
Power-Save Energy Co. is a manufacturing company dedicated to the sale of energy saving products for homeowners and
commercial purposes. Mr. Forster is an experienced entrepreneur in all facets of business. He has organized and executed the start-up of companies. He has worked under contract in both the private and public company sectors to affect corporate and financial restructuring. As well, Mr. Forster has held senior management level positions at a Fortune 500 company.
The power factor of an AC electric power system is defined as the ratio of the real power to the apparent power, and is a
number between 0 and 1 (frequently expressed as a percentage, e.g. 0.5 pf = 50% pf). Real power is the capacity of the
circuit for performing work in a particular time. Apparent power is the product of the current and voltage of the circuit.
Due to energy stored in the load and returned to the source, or due to a non-linear load that distorts the wave shape
of the current drawn from the source, the apparent power can be greater than the real power. Low-power-factor loads
increase losses in a power distribution system and result in increased energy costs.
Power save 1200 - The Power-Save reduces the amount of power drawn from the utility by storing (in its capacitors)
otherwise lost electricity (watts) caused by the inductive motors in your home. (Some examples of inductive motors are
Air Conditioning units, refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, dishwashers, pool pumps, vacuum cleaners, furnace
blower motors, fans etc.) The technology applied by the Power-Save Unit supplies that stored electricity back to your
inductive loads, thus causing you to decrease your demand from the utility. If you decrease your demand from the utility,
your meter slows down, and you use less electricity. The thought is, you've already paid for that electricity,
why pay for it and waste it when you can pay for it, store it, and reuse it again. This whole process is called power factor optimization.
The Power-Save 3400 & Power-Save 3200 - Reduce the Amount of Inductive Load in Commercial and Industrial Environments
Street Journal Article Discusses Skyrocketing Electric Rates
An article appearing in last week's Wall Street Journal discusses how the rising costs of coal and natural gas are causing electric rates to skyrocket in communities across America. In some states, rate increases have already ballooned into the double digits and this may only be the beginning. Click here to read the entire article!
Electricity cost increases are sure to impact your customersfor years to come; especially during the spring and summer months when air conditioners, pool pumps, spas, hot tubs and appliances are working overtime.
The easy-to-install Power-Save 1200 is an extremely cost-effective answer to skyrocketing electric bills. In fact, many customers see a return on investment in just a few months.
Power-Save Shows Significant Results in Grocery Store Application
Energy Stars Inc. of upstate New York just sent to us test results from a Power-Save installation at a local Shoprite Grocery Store. The findings are compelling, detailing a significant reduction in amperage and an increase in power factor (see images below).
"My name is Bernard Connelly, I purchased a power-save 1200 about a year ago and have saved approximately 16% a month in KWHs used. I have also been responsible for seven units being sold to my friends in New York!" - Bernard Connelly, Wake Forest, NC
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1200 Customer in Maryland Saves 1000 KWH in One Month!
Independent Test Results
On start up, the A/C unit went up to 91 amps and leveled out at 13 without the Power-Save 1200 on. When the Power Save unit was engaged it was a draw of 35 amps and leveled out at 8.75. That pretty much blew everyone away! After that, I tested everything with a motor load in my house. I was astonished at the significant reduction in amperage.
I have had, in addition, a lot of customers complaining of bad power spikes, sags, and all kinds of irregularities from their utilities which could benefit from the unit." - John Turteltaub, San Diego