Articles

Articles

What is Power Factor?

Why should we improve Power Factor?

How do you improve Power Factor?

How Demand billing works.

Effects of voltage unbalance on motor performance

Guidelines for motor surge protection

Line/Load reactor applications

Harmonic Distortion & Power Factor Correction

Power Quality - Investigating, Testing and Measurements

Why Finance Your Power Factor Correction Banks

Seven Reasons Your Should Finance Your Cos Phi Equipment 

 

Case Studies

Reducing Product Defects - A Case for Power Quality (PDF)

Case Study - Commercial Printing (PDF) New Article

 

Downloads (to download right click on link and select "Save As" from menu)

Preventative Maintenance (cut sheet)

Delta Vs Wye Connected Capacitors

Suggested Capacitor Ratings for Motors

Power Factor Multiplier Chart - use this chart to determine the amount of kVAR required to reach a desired Power Factor.

Power Factor Correction Capacitors Specification Sheets

Site Information Questionnaire - PDF Version - MS Word

 

Published Articles & Presentations

A Word of Caution (Single-Conductor Cables Can Act As Harmonic Distortion From Non-Linear Loads) - Electrical Business Vol. XXXII, No. 2, February 1997

What You Don't Know May Hurt You ("start logging your problems", advises this specialist) - Electrical Business Vol XXX, No 9. September, 1994

Power Quality and the Office Building - Energy manager magazine, March 1997

Power Quality - Presentation for Energy Management Conference, October 2007

Get The Measure of Your Enemy (if you have harmonics you should be able to measure it) - Electrical Business Magazine