What is Power Factor and how does it impact the Power Quality?
Power quality is crucial for the efficient operation of electrical equipment. There are several power quality issues that may impact the efficiency of electrical equipment such as electrical harmonics, poor power factor, and voltage instability. However, among the most important elements in power quality is the power factor. Power Factor Correction (PFC) systems are designed to improve the power factor by increasing the efficiency of the power supply. Improved power factor results in immediate power cost savings.
With a history going back almost 75 years, ISKRA is at the cutting edge of power factor correction system solutions. We have a proven global track record in designing, engineering, and manufacturing capacitor banks compliant with the strictest power quality regulations and safety standards.
About the customer
Thien Tan Electric Technology is an integrated electrical and automation solutions provider. They aim at enriching customer’s success through engineering knowledge, and responsive service and support. They were suffering from poor efficiency of their site’s electrical system with
an uncorrected power factor and high penalties due to reactive power charges.
Scope of service
ISKRA was appointed by Thien Tan Electric Technology Limited, to provide a bespoke system solution for their power quality needs. The client suffered from poor efficiency of their site’s electrical system with an uncorrected power factor and high penalties due to reactive power charges.
The main criteria of our client was to improve the overall electrical efficiency of the site through the installation of a power factor correction system and with a short return on investment. The scope of work included engineering and system design, verification of key technical and commercial parameters with the client, manufacturing, supply and logistics managing.
Iskra delivered a 1.200kVAr, 6kV capacitor bank for compensation of reactive power.
Main customer benefits
PFC solutions can be a cheaper solution to improve power quality than upgrading electrical equipment. Our solution now provides multiple benefits to the client including improvement of the power factor at the site, improved voltage stability and utility, lower operational expenditure from reducing reactive power charges, and asset management costs.
ISKRA is assisting owners, operators, and developers in managing their low and medium voltage power distribution requirements, improving their electrical networks, reliability, and lifespan of equipment, and reducing their energy costs. At ISKRA we are ready to lead you into the future of intelligent energy solutions