Unsurpassed Service And Flexibility
Thunderbyrd strives to provide you with the most cost-effective solution available.
Our harmonic distortion filters and shunts are tailored to the harmonic spectrum
present in your facility. Our fixed capacitor solutions offer the lowest cost solution
where the facility's demand is steady. Thunderbyrd's fully automatic systems continually
sense load conditions and automatically brings on line the proper amount of capacitance
to raise the power factor above a selectable target. To improve cost-effectiveness, we
often combine fixed capacitors and automatic power factor correction systems. We can
build in options for additional capacity in anticipation of future plant expansion. For
special applications, Thunderbyrd can provide systems that can react instantly to changes
in demand, as fast as within 1 cycle (1/60th of a second). Thunderbyrd also offers systems
with a fine adjustment level, as low as 2% of the system's total capacity. More frequent
and finer adjustments allow these automatic systems to maintain a higher and more consistent
Thunderbyrd can design a system for you that is tailored to your
facility and optimized for the savings incentives offered by your utility.
WHY DOES YOUR UTIILTY SUPPORT POWER FACTOR CORRECTION?
The power industry realizes significant benefits from demand-side power factor correction.
Only a portion of the total costs attributed to low power factor is recovered through power
factor penalties or kVA-based demand charges. Power factor correction sharply reduces the
demand for reactive current which in turn saves fuel, reduces transmission and transformer
losses, improves voltage regulation, and increases available capacity throughout the power
company's system without additional investment in generation or distribution. Reducing peak
current demand can allow the utility to postpone the construction of new generating capacity.
Utilities encourage their customers to correct the power factor of their facilities because it
is as an effective way for the utility to improve service to their customers and reduce the cost
of providing that service - while improving the utility's competitiveness in a deregulated environment.