Power Factor (PF) is the ratio of active power to apparent power i.e. PF : KW/ KVA Power Factor is the — so – to say — efficiency of utilization of electrical power. It is obvious that KW : KVA X PF Thus for a given voltage and active power (KW), the current drawn is inversely proportional to the power factor. Loads with lower power factor draw more current. The capital cost of electrical equipment is almost proportional to the load current. The Electrical Utility i.e.: Electricity Board, has to invest more for providing the same active power (KW), if the power factor is low. It is for this reason that the Utility penalizes the users for Power Factor less than a certain value — say 0.90. This also reflects as Penalty on Maximum Demand. Some Utilities also allow a bonus for power factor above this value. IT IS THUS NECESSARY FOR THE USER TO IMPROVE THE POWER FACTOR OF THEIR ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION.
As you are aware, it has become mandatory to maintain high power factor. Electrical Power charges constitute the major running costs of Industrial Units. Our Panel offers 2 way benefit to you — penalty for low power factor is avoided and also KVA Electrical Demand Charges are reduced. The cost of this capacitor panel will only be a slight addition to the capital and this cost can be recovered easily in a few months’ time after installation of our APFC Panel. This is one of the most reliable and easiest means of saving of electricity bills.
We have vast experience in the manufacturing, installation and commissioning of automatic power factor control systems. We offer our expertise and experience to you by way of providing complete solutions to your problems of energy management related to power factor improvement.We offer system design, manufacture, supply, installation and commissioning services.
Type Test: CPRI-Bhopal, ERADA-Vadodara