Improving power factor
Improving the power factor of an electrical installation (compensation of reactive power) has many economic and technical advantages, but it’s not always easy to do so. There are numerous approaches to do such job, so let’s try to with this one.
Compensation of an installation is determined in four steps:
- Calculating reactive power
- Choosing the compensation mode:
- Choosing the compensation type:
- Allowing for harmonics
This involves choosing the right equipment to avoid the harmful consequences that harmonics might have on the capacitors installed.