Power Factor Correction

Power Factor Correction

 

eco-max PFC is an energy-saving system that saves you money by removing reactive power charges from your electricity bill.

How does it work?

Some electrical equipment like motors consume both regular (active) power and reactive power. The ratio of these is known as the Power Factor.

If a site has too much reactive power, then a penalty charge is added to your electricity bill. eco-max PFC removes the reactive power and also the reactive charges from your bill.

What are the benefits?

 Saves money on your electricity bills

 Reduces carbon emissions

 Saves on maintenance time and costs by protecting your equipment

 Will free up capacity for additional electrical equipment

 Cleaner efficient electricity delivered reducing heat losses and waste

Technical Information 

  • Bespoke systems designed to the specific sites requirements
  • Supplied in powder coated steel enclosures to prevent corrosion and exposure to harsh environments
  • May be installed on large plant equipment as well as incoming mains
  • Options for RS232, RS485, USB ports and Ethernet communications
  • High accuracy TRMS measurements
  • Connection in single or three phase lines and co-generation systems with 4-quadrant operation with dedicated set point cosphi
  • Wide selection of electrical measurements, including voltage and current THD with harmonic analysis up to 15th order
  • Wide voltage measurement range (50-720VAC)
  • Balanced use of stages with same power rating, extends the life of the capacitors
  • Capacitor over-current protection
  • Stage failure alarm
  • Reactive power measurement per step installed
  • Maintenance counter in hours and number of operations for the stages
  • Programming from panel front, from PC or from tablet/smartphone using separate Wi-Fi dongle
  • 2-level password protection for settings

What are the benefits?

 Saves money on your electricity bills

 Reduces carbon emissions

 Saves on maintenance time and costs by protecting your equipment

 Will free up capacity for additional electrical equipment

 Cleaner efficient electricity delivered reducing heat losses and waste

 

Technical Information

As standard PFC but detuned.

Detuned PFC enables PFC still to be installed on sites with higher levels of harmonic distortion (generally where sites have  a high proportion of variable speed motors on site) on the supply which otherwise would damage the PFC system and reduce its life expectancy.

Detuned PFC operates exactly the same as Standard PFC, expect each capacitor stage is fitted with Detuning Reactors (Harmonic Filters) to protect them.

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eco-max STANDARD PFC

  • The eco-max range of PFC are all manufactured in Sheffield, United Kingdom and hold the prestigious Made in Sheffield mark
  • Bespoke systems designed to the specific sites requirements
  • Supplied in steel enclosures to prevent corrosion and exposure to harsh environments
  • May be installed on large plant equipment as well as incoming mains
  • Options for RS232, RS485, USB ports and Ethernet communications
  • High accuracy TRMS measurements
  • Connection in single or three phase lines and co-generation systems with 4-quadrant operation with dedicated set point cosphi
  • Wide selection of electrical measurements, including voltage and current THD with harmonic analysis up to 15th order
  • Wide voltage measurement range (50-720VAC)
  • Balanced use of stages with same power rating, extends the life of the capacitors
  • Reactive power measurement per step installed
  • Capacitor over-current protection
  • Stage failure alarm
  • Reactive power measurement per step installed
  • Maintenance counter in hours and number of operations for the stages
  • Programming from panel front, from PC or from tablet/smartphone using separate Wi-Fi dongle
  • 2-level password protection for settings
  • Compatible with Xpress configuration and remote control software, Synergy energy management software and Sam APP, (all sold separately)

Standard PFC products:

Enhanced Standard PFC products with integral door-interlocked isolator & extended stages:

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eco-max DETUNED PFC

  • The ECO-MAX range of PFC are all manufactured in Sheffield, United Kingdom and hold the prestigious Made in Sheffield mark
  • Bespoke systems designed to the specific sites requirements
  • Supplied in steel enclosures to prevent corrosion and exposure to harsh environments
  • May be installed on large plant equipment as well as incoming mains
  • Options for RS232, RS485, USB ports and Ethernet communications
  • High accuracy TRMS measurements
  • Connection in single or three phase lines and co-generation systems with 4-quadrant operation with dedicated set point cosphi
  • Wide selection of electrical measurements, including voltage and current THD with harmonic analysis up to 15th order
  • Wide voltage measurement range (50-720VAC)
  • Balanced use of stages with same power rating, extends the life of the capacitors
  • Reactive power measurement per step installed
  • Capacitor over-current protection
  • Stage failure alarm
  • Reactive power measurement per step installed
  • Maintenance counter in hours and number of operations for the stages
  • Programming from panel front, from PC or from tablet/smartphone using separate Wi-Fi dongle
  • 2-level password protection for settings
  • Compatible with Xpress configuration and remote control software, Synergy energy management software and Sam APP, (all sold separately)

Detuned PFC products:

Enhanced Detuned PFC products with integral door-interlocked isolator & extended stages:

About Us

GWE have specialised in reducing electricity consumption and costs for all electrical systems since 1994.

With over 25 years in industrial and commercial controls, our eco-max Optimiser Systems are developed and manufactured in Sheffield by GWE Group Ltd and are continually making vast savings for a host of blue chip companies.

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EMCi range data sheets are on the standard datasheet for all sizes.

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With over 29 years of experience, our team of trained experts are ideally placed to address your needs and provide you with customised solutions.

Phone: 01142 939935