In the wake of increasing power tariff and to achieve overall high efficiency of their operations, industries are constantly looking for new avenues to control their operational costs. Power factor improvement is one of the quickest ways to qualify for lower electrical tariff and operate machines and systems at higher efficiency and lower wear and tear. Therefore, electrical engineering professionals and consultants dealing in power factor improvement/correction solutions are in high demand.
This course details the fundamentals of power factor correction. It describes their importance for efficient network use and what must be considered when applying power factor correction in a poor power quality environment. The process of building up a power factor improvement system for a client as a case study will be described as well.