Welcome To The EnergyAce Team

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EnergyAce are very pleased to announce two new engineers to the family. Please welcome Tom Ryan and Anthony Jaycocks.

A significant growth in demand for our EnergyAce Energy Saving System has created a need for two new additional engineers for both our manufacturing department and our field engineering department.

Tom joins us after working on numerous electrical engineering projects. His experience will be valuable to us in both manufacturing our energy saving equipment and also in servicing the equipment out in the field. Tom commented “Having previously worked in the renewables industry, I feel it is important for businesses to ensure they are running efficiently in order to cut their costs and to help the environment”.

Anthony joins our field engineers team having previously worked as an electrician on some very large scale projects. He commented “I find my role very interesting as our equipment is not specific to one set industry. For me, being out on the road and visiting a wide range of different companies and meeting new people is what makes my job so enjoyable”.

Gary Vizard the MD commented “I am delighted that both Tom and Anthony could join us, especially considering the offers they had received elsewhere. It shows the enthusiasm and belief they both have for not only this industry but also for EnergyAce. There was a definite need for us to add to our team in order to manage the ongoing expansion of the company”.

Tom and Anthony join up with the team who are working with customers old and new to deliver guaranteed savings through the implementation of Power Factor Correction and Voltage Optimisation, they are also helping to secure electrical supplies throughout the UK and overseas with Voltage Stabiliser technology.

Find out how your business could benefit from Power Factor Correction, Voltage Optimisation and Voltage Stabiliser technology, contact the team on post@energyace.co.uk or telephone 01695 559785

What is power factor correction and how does it save energy

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Power Factor Correction is a device that is installed on an electrical system to improve the overall electrical efficiency known as power factor of an electrical supply that operates machines or motors.

All motors which can come in the form of a machine, conveyor, mixer, compressor, HVAC, refrigeration, elevator or escalator etc all have an efficiency rating known as power factor.

The ultimate desired power factor is 1.00pf (100% efficient) although most motors operate at a much lower efficiency or power factor which when the effects are accumulated on an electrical supply, the results can be as low at 0.50 power factor and commonly around 0.80 power factor on a typical uncorrected industrial electrical supply.

The solution is to install a power factor correction system which works by switching capacitors in and out of circuit on an electrical supply to counteract the negative inefficient effects of motors automatically.

A typical uncorrected industrial electrical supply operating in the region of 0.80 power factor (80% efficient) would consume 20% more power and operate with a demand 20% higher than need be resulting in higher energy bills.

Other electrical supplies operating on much lower uncorrected power factors could be consuming in excess of 50% more power and risk potential overload and loss of electrical supply through brownout.

Savings & Benefits of Power Factor Correction

The financial savings & benefits of power factor correction can by substantial and generally are achievable from the following areas:

  • Reduction in power consumption kw/h losses
  • Removal of penalties on electricity bill in the form of reactive power charges
  • Reduction in capacity charges / authorised supply capacity
  • Removal or reduction of excess charges
  • Reduction in carbon emissions
  • Reduction in maximum demand and demand based charges
  • Reduction in circuit currents
  • Improvement in power quality

The payback period of power factor correction is typically between 1 – 3 years dependant mainly on three things:

  • The degree of inefficiency to be corrected
  • The structure and type of the electricity bill
  • Type of power factor correction required

Types of Power Factor Correction

There are many different types of power factor correction and although the principals remain the same, it is vital that expert advice is sought to ensure the correct solution is implemented.

How is Power Factor Correction Installed

Installation of power factor correction is carried out in parallel with the main electrical supply like most common electrical devices and via a suitably rated form of protective device like MCCB or fused switch although individual “local” power factor correction capacitors can also be installed on individual motor loads.

In addition to the automatic power factor correction capacitor bank supply, a CT (Current Transformer) should be installed onto the main incoming cables to the power supply to be corrected (normally main incoming supply to the site) in order to “see” and monitor the total load including the capacitor load (power factor correction) and report this to the power factor controller.

When installing power factor correction on individual motor loads it is important to ensure over compensation cannot occur and that any associated controls will allow for the capacitor to discharge between energization periods.

For more information or help to specify the correct power factor correction for your site, contact our offices on 01695 559785 or email post@energyace.co.uk

For more information on power factor correction click on this link

For more information on the EnergyAce power factor correction system specification click on this link

For independent information on power factor correction from the Carbon Trust, click on this link

What is a Voltage Stabiliser

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A voltage stabiliser is a device that is installed on an electrical supply to maintain and stabilise a suitable voltage level.

All mains powered electrical equipment require a voltage input to be maintained within certain limits although equipment receiving voltages outside of these limits may malfunction or fail prematurely.

A low supply voltage may cause malfunction and a high supply voltage, serious damage.

In some processes it may be crucial to maintain a steady voltage level by installing a voltage stabiliser to ensure voltage levels remain within close limits of ±0.5% or ±1%.

The nominal voltage throughout the UK is 230v / 400v although in reality the average voltage throughout the UK when measured is 242 / 419v and while still within the harmonised voltage limits allowed within the UK, electrically powered equipment may consume more energy when operating on an electrical supply with a voltage much higher that the 230v / 400v and deteriorate or fail much sooner.

One solution is to install a voltage stabiliser to maintain voltage levels closer to the design voltage of the electrical equipment.

Unlike most voltage stabilisers, the EnergyAce range of voltage stabiliser systems are designed to operate trouble free and without intrusive maintenance for many years, that’s why we offer a 5 year guarantee, the voltage stabiliser has been developed over many years and will operate at full power continuously without the need for any cooling fans.

The considerable development has resulted in a voltage stabiliser that is unrivalled for reliability and manufactured efficiently to control cost, giving the user value for money and the confidence of trouble free long term operation and a short return on investment

For more information on the voltage stabiliser click on this link

For more information on the difference between voltage stabiliser technologies and voltage optimisation click on this link

Download the EnergyAce VMS-ST Dynamic Voltage Stabiliser Brochure

Welcome to the Team

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EnergyAce are very pleased to welcome Philip Gore to the sales and marketing team.

A significant and sustained increase in demand for the EnergyAce Energy Saving System has generated a need for additional sales and marketing support in our busy Skelmersdale office. Philip joins us after successfully completing a BA (Honours) degree in International Business from Leeds Beckett University and is already getting to grips with the day to day demands of a very busy sales office.

Gary Vizard the MD commented “Phil is a great lad, an enthusiastic, highly motivated person who has shown a strong desire to help the customer, he is well organized with great communication skills, his enthusiasm really shines through and he is already proving to be a great asset to the EnergyAce team”

Philip commented “I was offered other positions although I was excited by EnergyAce and the directors demonstrated a clear development path to promotion” “I love working with people and this customer facing position is very self-satisfying as gives me a real chance to help businesses save money on energy costs”

Philip and the team are working with customers old and new to delivering guaranteed savings through the implementation of Power Factor Correction and Voltage Optimisation, they are also helping to secure electrical supplies throughout the UK and overseas with Voltage Stabiliser technology.

find out how your business could benefit from Power Factor Correction, Voltage Optimisation and Voltage Stabiliser, contact Philip on post@energyace.co.uk or telephone 01695 559785

Power Efficient Systems Has Evolved

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Following a very successful rebrand of Power Efficient Systems in 2015 which saw the company trade under its exclusive EnergyAce brand, the company is now proud to announce the complete transition with a formal name change taking effect from May 2018.

EnergyAce Ltd continues in the tradition of Power Efficient Systems Ltd in manufacturing high quality innovative energy savings systems and power quality solutions from its manufacturing facility based in Skelmersdale UK.

Gary Vizard the MD commented “this completes the transition from a small back street panel builder some 16 years ago to a Global Solution Provider of high quality UK manufactured energy saving systems and although it is sad to see the name that enabled this transition to fade away, this change further enforces the strength of the brand and our position on the global stage” “I have felt for some time that we were offering a confused message although the name change brings together everything EnergyAce has to offer and an identity that delivers exactly what it says on the tin”

In reality nothing has changed to negatively impact our customers, the company registration number remains the same and we continue to offer good value solutions and practical advice although this is now being delivered via one coherent message.

The EnergyAce Energy Saving System continues to grow in reputation as a solid cost effective whole site solution to reduce energy costs and remove penalties on electricity bills, the implementation of Power Factor Correction and Voltage Optimisation significantly reduces demand based charges and reduces circuit currents in switchgear and power cables along with significant reductions in carbon footprint. EnergyAce is also helping to secure electrical supplies throughout the UK and overseas with Voltage Stabiliser technology and in areas where a steady supply of electricity is vital for operations.

To find out more about our name change or how your business could benefit from Power Factor Correction, Voltage Optimisation and Voltage Stabiliser technology, contact our offices at post@energyace.co.uk or telephone 01695 559785

Abduction !

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Following the abduction of Henry during a recent break in, all the staff and especially Adam have been distraught at the sad loss of such a trusted partner and colleague

A recent police report has concluded that it very unlikely that we will ever see Henry again which has not helped Adams anxiety in the slightest.

However! James turned up for work today all ready for action in his high visibility uniform.

We all know a Henry is for life, not just for Christmas and we know he will never be replaced although James is such a ray of sunshine and Adam just loves him.

Every cloud has a silver lining – stay positive.

If you do see Henry please contact us on 01695 559785 or post@pesgroupltd.co.uk

Power Factor Correction is Cool it’s 30oC Today

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There was a mad scramble to pick up this month’s work sheets as we revealed which engineers were flying to the Seychelles to carry out the second round of an energy reduction program which initially commenced January 2017 at one of our clients manufacturing sites.

This followed a detailed energy survey and the manufacture of energy saving solutions in the form of three detuned power factor correction banks to raise efficiency from 71% to 99% and reduce the maximum demand by 30%.

2017 was an impressive year for exports with solutions traveling to many areas of Africa and the Middle East along with a number of European Destinations, 2018 looks like being the same with significant orders already secured for West Africa.

For more information on reducing energy cost and improving efficiency, contact EnergyAce now on 01695 559785 or post@pesgroupltd.co.uk

What is Power Factor?

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Power factor is sometimes described as efficiency and affects all types of inductive loads like motors, drives, machines and some types of lighting.

On a motor rating plate you may find the degree of efficiency which in effect is the declared power factor of the motor

A good power factor is a figure described as close as possible to 1.00 which is the target for power factor correction although on some motors with fixed correction the target power factor would normally by 0.95 to ensure overcompensating does not occur due to the less dynamic nature of the arrangement.

reactive power

More dynamic compensation or correctionreactive power would normally be installed on the main supply in a more general manor, this is normally described as centralised correction and is fully automatic to respond to the fluctuating loads normally experienced on a main supply.

Poor power factors can be described as anything below 0.95 although in general it depends on the size of demand in relation to the poor power factor which determines the degree of financial penalty on electricity bills, penalties through a poor power factor are normally identified as a Reactive Charge or Reactive Power Charge coupled with higher demand charges like Capacity or Availability, it also increases kW/h charges in the form of increased losses.

Through power factor correction you will reduce demand, remove or reduce reactive charges, reduce capacity and availability charges, reduce kW/h losses, reduce carbon emissions and improve utility by reducing circuit currents to a degree that on an overloaded supply, it may be possible to introduce additional loads and still have head room to avoid a costly upgrade of supply.

For more information on power factor correction and efficiency, and the benefits for your organisation, please contact us.

Off to the Seychelles?

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The reputation in export markets for EnergyAce has never been greater. We are continually commissioned into more and more leisure venues building on our track record in the United Kingdom. Africa has been a regular source of business.

Recently, we have manufactured and installed 3 x Detuned Power Factor Correction (PFCs) Units in a manufacturing plant in the Seychelles.

The commissioning by our Client was to perform a full Power Quality Survey of the Site as well as manufacture the PFCs.

Not surprising there was no shortage of ‘hands-up’ for the opportunity to travel to this destination from our Staff. The Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, off East Africa.

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