Power Factor Correction
Power Factor Correction Capacitors Reduce Energy Consumption and Lower Electric Bills
There are a few schools of thought when it comes to Power Factor Correction Capacitors. Some recommend installing fixed capacitor banks at your main service entrance to improve your power factor and lower electric bill. This has advantages and disadvantages depending on the application. If you are trying to just eliminate power factor (PF) penalties on your electric bill this method would suffice provided the need for the amount of capacitance you were going to add was present all the time. If you only run your facility a certain amount of hours per day a fixed bank might not make sense because it would leave the reactive energy on the circuit even when it was not needed. This would not only be wasteful but would reduce the expected life of the power factor correction capacitors. If loads are constantly changing in your facility we recommend either fixed power factor correction at your equipment or an AutoTune fully automatic system at your electric panels or main service entrance. Because each application is different we tailor our PFC's to your needs, providing only what is necessary so you can get the maximum bang for the buck, AKA fastest return on investment (ROI).
V-Blox FFC Series Fixed Power Factor Correction Capacitor Specs
V-Blox AutoTune Automatic Power Factor Correction Capacitor Specs