POWER FACTOR is the ratio between the useful (true) power (kW) to the total (apparent) power (kVA) consumed by an item of a.c. electrical equipment or a complete electrical installation. It is a measure of how efficiently electrical power is converted into useful work output. The ideal power factor is unity, or one.
Wasted power is one of the main causes of high electricity usage
All motors and transformations needs a certain amount of reactive power (not– working power) for the Electro – Magnetic Field (EMF) to form around the motor in order for it to work.
The problem is that National energy supplier is producing the reactive power to your business without you even knowing how much you really need. Your motors and appliances use what they need and then send back to your electricity panel (DB), where it is “lost” (mistook) for heat.
But you did PAY for the lost electricity, as it’s already moved through your meter.So what’s the answer to this problem? Power Factor Correction – Which means you only pay for the electricity you used.
Power Correction insures effective usage from electricity power. The ideal power Factor is 1.0. Anything less than one (or 100% efficiency) means that additional power is needed in order to perform the task that was needed to be done.
Most businesses only have a 0.77 power factor, or even less. This means that only 77% of the electricity that runs through the meter to industries or businesses is used effectively , while the remaining 23% is wasted. With a low power factor National energy supplier should provide more electricity to do the same work.
The E Cap systems increases the power factor in most cases up to 97% or 98% of which increases the effective usage of your electricity and therefore decrease your electricity consumption.