Servicing Your Power Factor Correction Equipment
At Johnson & Phillips, we are one of the leading UK companies that deal with power factor correction equipment maintenance. The benefits of PFC are fairly well known in the industry with huge financial savings, carbon emission reduction and more capacity being the main benefits.
However, once you have installed power factor correction equipment, it will still need to be maintained appropriately. It may last many years without fault but you cannot rule out any capacitor failures, blown fuses or even more concerning failures. Our team are called out to many businesses nationwide that have simply failed to maintain their PFC equipment and resulted in expensive call-outs.
Our motto is “it’s better to have planned downtime than unplanned” and this is very true when it comes to your PFC equipment.
Johnson & Phillips PFC Maintenance
At Johnson & Phillips, we recommend that you have your power factor correction equipment serviced or inspected at least once a year. Failing to do this can see the reactive power charge savings slowly decrease over time and even cause stress on other components.
On top of the equipment becoming worn, you can even run into issues where the power factor correction equipment become detuned. This is possible as the capacitor that has become worn will alter the turning frequency, which will cause further issues. This will then result in power quality issues that will effect other equipment. As you can see, it is pretty much a “chain of issues” and therefore crucial that your power factor correction equipment is maintained regularly.
Our on-site power factor correction team will thoroughly test all the equipment and ensure that the power is running as efficient as possible.
If any issues are found, our team are able to replace any of the equipment that are failed there and then. As we are manufacturers of PFC capacitors, we always have stock available for immediate replacement of failed equipment. This ensures that future problems are avoided and there are not costly call outs required.
Servicing your PFC equipment at least once a year will protect your investment. Capacitors become worn out over time with the internals being the main area for deterioration, which can even increase the risk of fires. However, ensuring they are in the best condition possible with annual servicing will ensure you continue to make savings on reactive power.
If you would like to hear more about our Power Factor Correction maintenance, servicing and other solutions, please get in touch or call 0800 86 000 86