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Power Factor Correction

There are numerous benefits to be gained through Power Factor Correction. These benefits range from reduced demand charges on your power system to increased load carrying capabilities in your existing circuits and overall reduced power system loses.

Power Factor Correction (PFC) has become more and more popular in Queensland since the introduction of kVA penalties and excessive reactive demand charges. But in an industrial environment, PFC has always been a common practice to have an efficiently working power system. 

What is Power Factor Correction?

As well as the power that is used in equipment (heating, lighting, driving motors), known as real power, a site may also draw power which is not directly used, known as reactive power. The combination of two is known as apparent power. Power Factor is the relationship between real and apparent power (kVA). If your site has a poor power factor, you could be paying for energy that cannot be used.

When you pay for a beer, the last thing you want is more froth than beer. The same thing can be said about power. Froth on a beer is like wasted energy.

Why is PPI different?

We offer technical assistance and back up support at the design, suppy, install and service stage. We understand that installing PFC is a significant investment and we want to make sure that it continues to provide not only a return on investment, but future savings for your business or premises. 

We also offer the new state of the art Static Var Generator (SVG). The new capacitor-less technology is the future of power factor correction. Check out our products page now for more information. 

Since the introduction of kVA penalties, there has been a fair bit of confusion about how it will effect you. Have a look at the tariff structures below from Energex and Ergon to understand how it may concern you. 

Power Protection Industries offers a free on site analysis to look at the viability of power factor correction for your property, contact us now. 

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