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Many utility customers experience both voltage sags and also occasional short term loss of power. These momentary outages or short term loss of power may occur if utility reclosers operate in order to try to isolate faults on the line and to protect the balance of the utility network. Such recloser events are more frequent during stormy weather when high winds may cause tree branches to touch power lines but can also occur if birds or animals stray too close to transformer terminals or bridge across power lines. See U.S. Current Power Outages at Power Outage Tracker.

Short Term Power Outages

90% of Industry power problems are short term in nature. Most are due to sags either internally derived out externally created. Cumulative effects of customers on the Utility Power Transmission create low voltage sagging scenarios throughout the electrical power grid. These sags are the number one culprit affecting industrial operational loads. Visible or not, they are having a daily effect on your equipment and operations.

Outage Power Correction

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. Avoid wear and tear on equipment within the facility by having stable voltage and power factor. You will lower operational and maintenance costs by limiting voltage and amperage anomalies inside the facility

Flicker Correction

Flickering of voltage, lights, can mostly be derived internally from a facility. The reaction to changing loads inside a facility or complex is an ever changing dynamic. Especially with industry which is producing products, manufacturing, or processing. Taxing loads on the utility grids in the summer can create rolling sags or brownouts. These sags on the voltage will dip so far that lights will flicker or flash out.

Cost of Utility Outages

There are many immediate as well as residual effects of outages which effect equipment and operational costs.
Process downtime, wearing out of controls equipment, and replacement parts cost are a few to mention.
Undertanding those hidden costs that enter your operational budgets doesn’t always show up as the result of an outage or power sag.
But many are the result of them.

Long Term Power Outages

Short and long term power disruptions can cause continuous production losses for customers. Sensitive electronic circuits can be permanently damaged, electrical and mechanical systems are effected and the overall costs of these events can be significant. Not to mention the downtime effects of a long term power event. ICP has Solutions for short and long term power events.

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90% of power related problems for industry are sag related, not outages.

Why Doesn’t the Power Utility Company understand my power issues?

Many utility customers experience both voltage sags and also occasional short term loss of power. These momentary outages or short term loss of power may occur if utility reclosers operate in order to try to isolate faults on the line and to protect the balance of the utility network. Such recloser events are more frequent during stormy weather when high winds may cause tree branches to touch power lines but can also occur if birds or animals stray too close to transformer terminals or bridge across power lines.

The Electric Utility Company measures its voltage and quality of power at the distribution point. It does not follow downstream to transformer distribution, or to the distribution points local to the customer. Most customers that call the Electric Utility Company that are experiencing events do not get any specific helpful information because all the events are happening past the Utility distribution point. The Utility Power Industry is also federally regulated. Therefore they are unable to provide any solution referrals to the problem. Their information only shows good power being made at the distribution point which frustrates the customer as it is impossible for them to help. Almost all of these customer instances can be corrected locally with a Voltage Correction Device or Industrial UPS System and should not rely on the transmission distribution to get better.

Most customers that call the Electric Utility Company that are experiencing events do not get any specific helpful information because all the events are happening past the Utility distribution point.

If the Utility Company isn’t Causing Power Sags, Surges, and Outages What is?

It is certainly possible and likely that power issues are derived internally downstream from the utility service entrance. Facility equipment cycling on and off will pull on various phases. It is never constant and voltage is always changing inside a facility if there are any sorts of dynamic loads. Most sags or surges you will not see with your naked eye. Most events are undetectable to the naked eye. If you see light flickering, that is 100% fluctuations in voltage and causing different variances in the amperage to all your loads. Therefore you feel as if power is OK, in reality, equipment is being damaged and worn. Best way to find out is a meter and power study.

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