We believe in the technologies available to make electrical consumption as efficient as possible. So, we spend a lot of our time and money on understanding these technologies so we can bring them to the market… to you.
The most important tool we have in our approach to energy efficiency is surprisingly boring… it’s information. The data leads to design, which leads to recommendation, which leads to implementation. It’s vitally important to understand how electricity is used in your business, as this is highly variable. Without this information collected, we would be applying averages and not intelligence… That’s not how we operate.
As part of our Energy Efficiency Consultation service, we will provide a complete analysis of your business, and how you use power. Here’s a list of some of the technical considerations we take into account before making recommendations and ROI projections.
Power Factor Measurement:
This can be done on individual pieces of equipment or on the premises as a whole. Identifying a non-ideal power factor makes way for correction. This has three main benefits.
- It will save money as more of the electricity you are paying for becomes available.
- It will increase the capacity of the power system and allow more or larger equipment to be run without additional upgrades. This is also beneficial if the facility is close to the limit of it’s supply.
- Improving power factor will improve your system’s operating characteristics. A slight voltage gain can be expected as well as a reduction in line losses.
Short and long-term power measurements:
Used to isolate a specific problem and to create an energy usage profile. This is then used to to assist with human behaviour training or PV system sizing.
Equipment inspection and upgrade recommendation:
Aging, poorly maintained or inefficient equipment can be identified and an upgrade or improvement recommendation suggested.
THD (Total Harmonic Distortion) can cause motors and transformers to run hot and inefficiently, effectively wasting power.
Phase imbalance check:
Unbalanced phase voltages can result in phase imbalances in large motors. The power is paid for but not able to be used.
Most commercial and industrial buildings use fluorescent lighting, high-bay luminaires or a combination of the two. By swapping out old technologies for newer ones like LED, high frequency fluorescent and inductive fluorescent lamps, large energy savings can be made.
Human Behaviour Determination:
Human energy wastage can account for the largest proportion of energy inefficiency within a given scenario. Here are some common practice examples of behaviours that can cause significant efficiency losses.
- Leaving unused equipment powered on, or on standby
- Leaving lighting on in unoccupied areas
- Leaving cool room doors open
- Leaving building doors open, whilst attempting to heat or cool a building
- Unnecessary and excessive use of compressed air can amount to a huge amount of wasted energy.
Each of these wastage areas can be mitigated with instruction and technology.
We at Kreos Electrical offer a full analysis of your business’s energy consumption profile Through this information, we can create a detailed understanding of the areas in which alterations to the design of your facility or the behaviour of your staff can induce savings on your power bill. We then offer recommendations, with ROI projections on the savings possible, and offer a full implementation service. This makes us a vertically integrated service. We identify your energy profile, recommend changes, and upon approval, implement our recommendations. Each step in this process can be charged as an individual service, allowing you the scrutiny and the control to make decisions
Please contact us on 1300 660 585 to discuss this service, and how it can work to benefit your business.Contact Kreos