In any electrical installation, the Power Factor or PF, refers to the ratio of power that is actually used by a particular network and that which is supplied to the network. The former is measured in kW while the latter is measured in kVA. In simple terms, the Power Factor Brisbane calculations measure how efficiently a particular network is using electrical power.
The problem for most of the big power users is that most of the utility companies charge you based on the power that is supplied, that is in kVA. This is especially the case when your commercial or industrial installation is using a lot of power. This can result in you paying more than is necessary on the power that you are not actually using. It makes economic sense to pay for only what is used. This is why most of the Brisbane companies are deeply concerned with the Power Factor Brisbane ratios which measure how efficient their circuits are and how efficiently they are using the electrical power. A power factor of 1 is ideal as it contributes towards the reduction of the peak demand charges Brisbane readings for most businesses, thus resulting in great cost savings and reduced environmental impact.
Brisbane Peak Demand Reduction
One of the ways which companies use to reduce demand charges Brisbane calculations is by investing in peak demand reduction through the Power Factor Correction. Given that these charges are set to skyrocket in 2015 thanks to the revised charges for the companies consuming a certain amount of electricity, this is something that your company should give some serious thought.
Without an efficient electrical network with a high Power Factor, you are going to be hit very hard and this is going to directly affect your business bottom line. It is therefore imperative for every business to find out how they can reduce their peak demand power usage or their power factor. This can be done through a process called Power Factor Correction or the peak demand reduction.
How will this new regime work out? Well, the utility companies are introducing a new demand pricing that will cost the kVA power or the apparent power to your network. You will pay based on what is supplied to you and not what you use. For businesses, it is therefore necessary to build very efficient circuits with very high Power Factor Brisbane ratios so that the power supplied is almost equal to the power used in the network. This will ensure that you do not pay for what you do not use.
In order to escape this new and punishing pricing regime, it is necessary to hire an engineer in order to carry out an assessment of your distribution network in order to determine the efficiency of the network based on the Power Factor. This will assess your readiness for the new demand charges regime in order to ensure that you are not found on the wrong side of the pricing regime. If your distribution network is not as efficient, it is time to apply the Power Factor Brisbane corrections to bring your network up to date and increase its efficiency.