What are they?
Direct Benefits to Active Voltage Correction
- Reduce DOWNTIME
- Reduce/ Eliminate voltage/amperage fluctuation events wearing all computer components
- Reduce/ Eliminate voltage/amperage fluctuation events wearing all drives, PLC’s, and control equipment.
- Lower Maintenance and replacement parts cost
- Constant Voltage Environment for all facility equipment
- Ability to monitor and understand load dynamics and incoming power
While correcting power factor with an AVC you can also stabilize your power internally to your facility and create many additional benefits along the way.
When you install equipment that will correct power and hold voltage, you will be providing your facility with additional operational and cost benefits. Wear and tear on other equipment in the facility by having stable voltage and power factor. Lower maintenance costs by limiting voltage and amperage anomalies inside the facility.
Industrial UPS System or Active Voltage Correction?
Because more than 90% of power related problems for industry are related to voltage sags. It is important to analyze the power prior to choosing a corrective method. There is more up front capital cost related to an Industrial UPS system, as well as recurring costs. A majority of ups system equipment built for Data Centers does not qualify to correct harsh environment voltage. For that matter the nature of the loads in a facility require a totally different sizing method for UPS systems in an industrial setting. For these reasons it is imperative to measure and analyze the loads in the facility, as well as the power to determine the best course of action.
The Harsh environment in a plant facility requires a robust Industrial UPS solution or (AVC) Active Voltage Correction Device. The sizing and tolerance of an Industrial UPS System vs. sizing a Voltage Correction device is different. Both require an analysis of the load center and the incoming power to determine the best choice. This is done with a FGC certified meter to capture the load characteristics and power data. This monitoring will specifically pick up issues in the plant affecting equipment. Our national team of installation professionals can provide a turn-key installation proposal that reflect delivery, installation and electrical inter-connection.
Where do I install Voltage Correction?
A system may be sized to pick up an entire facility, specific process line, or down to the individual piece of equipment. A Facility Power Study and possible monitoring will be done to specifically pick up the issues in the plant. The equipment is located near the equipment it is supported. Switchgear distribution sections that support the facility are usually the location to tie in systems to pick up areas of the plant. Systems may also be located outside. Our national team of installation professionals can provide a turn-key installation proposal that reflect delivery, installation and electrical inter-connection.
Have an ICP site survey done to survey your facility and install a power metering device.
When you install equipment that will correct power and hold voltage within your facility, you will be providing your facility with protection against all outside influences of power. Halting wear and tear on other equipment in the facility by having stable voltage and power factor is the goal. The long term positives are lowered operations and maintenance costs by limiting voltage and amperage anomalies inside the facility. It is common to vet these issues by installing a monitoring device at the service entrance of the facility utility power. This is a low-cost method to really understand these issues and to make a proper diagnosis.
We are available to review electrical one-lines, Power Reports, Demand Usage, and any other data on your facility power.
Call your ICP Technical Representative today to discuss options to increase efficiency in your facility and correct our facility power issues!
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