Electrical efficiency Webcast Feb. 23
PLANT ENGINEERING latest Webcast, “Improving electrical efficiency through power factor correction,” will be Thursday, Feb. 23 at 1 p.m. CST. The Webcast is sponsorfed by Eaton Electrical and Schneider Electric .
The electrical power in a plant is made up of two components: real power
and reactive power. While real power performs useful work within your facility, reactive power does not. In fact, reactive power actually constitutes an energy loss and can consume capacity in transformers, generators, wiring, and transmission lines.
Power factor, a measure of electrical efficiency, compares the amount of real, or useful, power to the total power consumed. If power factor is not 100%, your facility is not operating at its highest efficiency and is probably paying penalty fees to utilities
who charge for poor efficiency.
Electrical experts will discuss issues such as:
The relationship between power factor and electrical efficiency
Power factor measurement and correction techniques
Power factor correction issues in a changing technological landscape
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
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