The Importance of Power Quality

You’ve heard the term “Power Quality,” but what does it mean? The term power quality refers to a set of boundaries that allows electrical systems to function in their intended manner. 

Power quality is used to describe electric power that drives an electrical device and the device’s ability to function properly with that electric power. When discussing power quality, there are several areas of concern you can be addressing.

  • Continuity of service
  • Variation in voltage magnitude
  • Transient voltages and currents
  • Harmonic content in the waveforms

Without the proper power, an electrical device may malfunction, fail prematurely, or not operate at all. There are many causes that can lead to different types of poor power quality. 

  • Voltage sags and surges
  • Momentary power interruptions
  • Extended power interruptions
  • Harmonic distortion
  • Ground loops
  • High-speed transients
  • Electrical noise
  • Lightning damage or lack of preparedness

The knowledgeable professionals as Energy Control Systems are ready to assist in identifying problems and analyzing your facility to find the right solution to address these problems.