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Short and long term power disruptions are a major contributor to process and production loss for industry.
Sensitive electronic circuits can be permanently damaged, electrical and mechanical systems are affected and the overall costs of these events can be significant. Not to mention the downtime effects of a long term power event.
A Power regulator or other voltage corrective devices are effective runtime solutions for both short and long term power events.
ICP has Solutions for short and long term power events.
Sub-cycle or multiple cycle events can be corrected by properly sizing an AVC to the load level. Most equipment damaging events are less than 3 seconds long. They are either a sag in voltage or momentary flicker. Power affected equipment can easily be preserved by properly installing a Voltage Corrective Device either at the equipment location in a facility, or choose a large distribution point for proper installation.
Mid-duration requirements up to 30 seconds can be specifically designed with a ultra-capacitor system, battery system, or flywheels. These correct not only the persistent sags, but also correct those longer duration outages which may occur in certain parts of the country. The seasonal effects on power from lightning, wind, and all mother nature events in certain times of the year usually justify this protection.
For installations requiring longer than 30 seconds, a Voltage Correction System may be a combination of voltage regulation, battery system, and/or emergency backup generator system. All need to be properly sized and coordinated to work efficiency and quickly during an event. But it is entirely possible to set up a system that can be sophisticated enough to correct short and long term power issues. Contact your ICP consultant today to discuss these options for your facility.
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!