A USEFUL TOOL FOR CALCULATING THE POWER FACTOR CORRECTION REQUIRED FOR YOUR SYSTEM
The power factor correction calculator, available online free of charge on Ortea website, allows you to calculate the power of the capacitor bank best suited to your needs.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The tool has been prepared by designing an algorithm that, using predetermined fields to be filled in, allows you to quantify the size of the capacitor bank needed to rephase your system.
The fields to be filled in to obtain the result are as follows:
- Monthly active energy
- Monthly reactive energy
- Monthly active power
- Installation frequency
- Initial cosphi (invoice value)
- Desired cosphi (target)
- Transformer apparent power
- Current harmonic distortion
By entering this data, the required kvar power is obtained.
Based on the parameters entered, the algorithm underlying the calculator is able to suggest to the user the appropriate ICAR by Ortea Next power factor correction technology solutions.
The respective data sheets of these solutions are also made available directly in the calculation tool.
WHY IT IS IMPORTANT TO REPHASE YOUR SYSTEM
The benefits of rephasing are manifold. Firstly, it improves energy efficiency by reducing losses caused by excess reactive energy. It allows you to avoid the economic penalties applied by energy distribution companies in many countries. This not only saves money, but also reduces the environmental impact. In addition, power factor correction improves the lifetime of electrical equipment, as it minimises energy losses.
In an increasingly efficiency- and sustainability-oriented environment, power factor correction proves to be an important tool in electricity optimisation. The ability to balance reactive power offers concrete benefits both economically and environmentally.
Understanding the importance of power factor correction and its application not only improves energy management, but also promotes the development of more stable and reliable electrical systems, thus contributing to a sustainable energy future.