How to Save Money by Managing Your Power Quality

Don’t let your engineers get to this point (photo credit: elliott insurance)

If you run a business that relies on mechanical equipment, you know that motors burn out, controls suffer memory loss, machinery breaks down. It’s disruptive, expensive, and easy to blame on bad luck.

But did you know that the culprit could be poor power quality?

Poor power quality is estimated to cost U.S. manufacturers up to $188 billion a year, according to the Electric Power Research Institute. Power quality describes the ability of your electrical equipment to consume the energy supplied by the grid. If the quality is poor, your business may suffer.

So how can you tell if you have poor power quality?

The Verdigris Power Quality Dashboard measures and tracks power factor, voltage, and total harmonic distortion (THD), which are all indicators of power quality. With Verdigris, you can gain immediate insights into your building’s power quality and take action to prevent expensive damages. Below is an example display from our dashboard.

Unwanted distortion can cause excessive heating and core loss in motors

Want to learn more?

Contact solutions@verdigris.co now to find out how our analytics can save you money!