Is Poor Power Factor Performance Costing You Money?

Power factor problems are a common occurrence at facilities that operate heavy loads such as induction motors. Most often, plant managers discover the problem when the utility bill arrives with an unpleasant surprise, a costly power factor penalty or peak demand (kVA) billing element to compensate for the “total power” required by a customer. Other signs of power factor problems are motors and transformers running hotter than usual. Continue Reading...