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Article Date: 31st July 2013

Power Capacitors - Site Profile

Power Factor Correction - Power Factor - Power Quality Systems

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Power Capacitors Limited is “Power Factor Correction” having specialised in power quality and only power quality since 1973. Our experience is as diverse as our customer base which over 38 years has grown to include large multi-national manufacturing companies, financial and utility companies to SMEs and private individuals.

Whether you need a quick telephone consultation or a full set of surveys and specifications we are always willing to make ourselves available to customers old and new. As undisputed experts in the field of power quality we relish the challenge and are always comfortable in sharing our wealth of expertise with you.

This is how over 38 years we have developed a scope of products and services second to none in the power quality field. These include the distribution of motor and power electronics capacitors, as well as the servicing, maintenance and installation of any type of power factor correction equipment. As a specifier, contractor or end user you can be assured of speaking to an expert who understands your industry inside out and can offer concise and cost effective solutions.

Technical Support

Our technical support team are always available, either on the end of the phone or happy to visit you personally on site to discuss your requirements. Maybe you have concerns about the operation of your existing equipment whatever the manufacturer, or need an upgrade or service. Perhaps a quick and FREE site survey could help you decide whether power factor correction is the way forward for you? Maybe you have tried various solutions to an existing power quality problem and just need some free friendly advice? As a specifier you may need technical documentation or confirmation of operating criteria. Whatever the problem, if it’s to do with power quality then it has to be Power Capacitors Limited.

Power Factor Correction Equipment – Overview

Ofgem are insisting that Power Companies penalise excessive users of reactive power resulting in high penalty charges added to electricity bills for industrial consumers. The victims of these charges are often the industries that need energy the most as part of their business. Power Factor Correction can completely remove the compulsory charges levied on consumers with a poor power factor. The savings achieved can amount to many thousands of pounds a year, depending on consumption. Installing power factor correction equipment has no effect on machine performance but brings numerous additional benefits. A reduction in power demand will inevitably reduce a company’s carbon footprint considerably as well as a huge reduction in maintenance and strain on the cabling and components. Our Power Factor Correction systems regularly calculate a payback period of under two years and will comfortably remain in service for up to 15 years with regular maintenance.

Automatic PFC Cubicles - PowerCab & PowerCabPlus

The PowerCab and PowerCabPlus range of power factor correction cabinets have a proven pedigree in finding the perfect balance between cost, performance and flexibility. Our offering includes popular and common ratings from 50kVAr to 450kVAr with both standard and de-tuned systems incorporating a range of dimensions, incoming cable arrangements and stage sizes. The PowerCab range is suitable for use on standard systems whilst the PowerCabPlus range include detuning reactors for use on systems prone to harmonic distortion. We are capable of offering the same quick turnaround on any non-standard designs requirements for more challenging applications.

Maintenance & Service

Most power factor correction equipment will work seamlessly in the background, however when capacitors fail it can easily go unnoticed until long after the energy bills arrive. Most responsible companies also realise the cost effectiveness of avoiding unnecessary downtime and maintenance. Power Capacitors have a team of skilled and experienced engineers available throughout the UK providing regular servicing and maintenance to ALL makes of power factor correction equipment. This ensures that the rated output is maintained, maximising the financial and technical benefits.

Realtime Switching – The PowerCabFast

For most applications a regular switching relay will work effectively. In extreme circumstances where intermittent or extreme loads are involved then instant switching is the solution. By using semiconductor switches and the latest in microprocessor based controllers, almost instantaneous switching can be achieved. All PowerCabFast systems are detuned, and include the optimised smaller stages of the PowerCabPlus range.

Site Service & support

Power Capacitors is power quality and we have nearly forty years of experience behind us. Our trained engineers can help you get to the bottom of any power quality problem. If you are unsure about whether power factor correction can benefit you then we can provide you with a survey and some accurate calculations free of charge just give us a call. We are also able to provide you with load profiling and harmonic surveys along with interpretation and recommendations. Our service also includes mathematical modelling of load & supply systems, predicting levels of Power Factor & Harmonic Distortion. If you need specification support to incorporate any kind of power quality equipment into your existing product or service then we can provide expert unbiased advice.

Why use Power Capacitors?

Delivery - Once the decision is made to install power factor correction equipment then the sooner the equipment is installed the quicker it starts to pay for itself. Our fast efficient ISO 9001 approved manufacturing facility is able to do just that.

Cost v Performance - The PowerCab & PowerCabPlus have a proven pedigree in outstanding, reliable performance coupled with impressive payback periods of between one and two years.

It’s ALL we do - Power quality is ALL we do at Power Capacitors. For nearly forty years we have led the way in technology and reliability and are acknowledged specialists in the field.

Service & Support - Our customer relationship is ongoing and we not only supply your product but offer servicing, maintenance and a reliable source of information.

Quality standards - We are a BS EN ISO9001:2008 quality assured manufacturer. When on your premises, we work to safe contractor procedures and
BSI approvals. Power Capacitors are NICEIC registered and are members of BEAMA, so you can always be assured that whether we are building your equipment in house or working on your site we set the same high standards you do.

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