When it comes to the efficiency of power transformers and other equipment, you may see the term harmonics mentioned. Harmonic currents and voltages are integer multiples of the fundamental frequency of the system. Harmonics created by faulty equipment with nonlinear loads can result in more current in abrupt short pules. This will cause current waveforms that result in harmonic current to flow back through to other components of the power system.
The distortion caused by harmonics increases the voltage and current, which results in the power system overheating. Therefore, if the system will have reduce power factor, less usable power, produces more stress upon the equipment, increase bills and even potential penalties due to the lack of efficiency.
The excessive voltage distortion from harmonics can cause many other malfunctions. For example, if the circuit breakers are falsely tripping, it can eventually cause additional wear and tear upon the electronic equipment and generally shorten the life.
How Johnson & Phillips Deal With Harmonics
If your power system is suffering harmonic distortion, you will notice many of the drawbacks as mentioned above. In order to correct the issue, our experienced engineers are able to asses the issue and provide a turn-key solution that will solve the harmonic distortion that is effecting your power system.
As we manufacturer all of our power factor correction capacitors in house, we are able to optimize them entirely to your system. Therefore, we are able to design a capacitor suitable for high harmonic distortion, which will be far more robust.
If you want to solve issues with your power system that is suffering from harmonic distortion, then get in touch. Unlike other power companies, at Johnson & Phillips, we are able to tailor everything we do to suit your system. For more information, feel free to get in touch with our team.