Quality of Power Supplying your Facility
There are several inherent issues with receiving grid supplied electricity, leaving your operation vulnerable to constant changes and adjustments from the grid throughout the day and basically in the hands of the energy supplier.
Electricity Supply Issues can have devastating effects on the ‘day to day’ operations and place additional loads and stress on delivering efficient outcomes. It can not only cost the business financially but can lead to total loss of productivity, potentially placing supply contracts under scrutiny.
Grid Supplied Electricity is generally supplied at a much higher voltage than is necessary to operate a facility efficiently. The National Standard Voltage Supply allows for a variation in supply of between 216V and 253V which when you consider closely enough, you will understand this allows for huge swings in the supply which can be directly related to a majority of Breakdowns, Shutdowns, Equipment Failure, Peak Demand Fees, Additional Wear & Tear on Equipment, Early Burnouts of Motors and Computer & Sensitive Data Loss.
Protection and Reliability of electricity supply is paramount and without equal for most operations of today. Controlling the Main In-Coming Supply of Electricity will give greater control and flexibility in how energy is received and distributed on-site and provide less breakdowns, shut downs and a stress free environment.
Issues which Affect In-Coming Electricity Supply:
• Higher Supply Voltage Levels
(Our experiences see an average of 249V to 251V running @ 95% of operational time for most Facilities)
• Low Voltage Supply
(Generally occurs due to long runs from Substations, Transformers, On-Site Mains or just poor overall supply)
• Brown Outs
• Dips & Swells
Before taking on any Energy Efficiency project, it is absolutely vital that you start with a comprehensive Energy Audit & Power Quality Analysis of your facility in order to determine Exact Load Patterns, Energy Performance, Distribution of Energy, Quality of Power Supply and to identify Energy Waste opportunities.