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What is Power Quality?
As defined by the IEEE Std 1100-1999, IEEE Recommended Practice for Power and Grounding Electronic Equipment, power quality is the “the concept of powering and grounding electronic equipment in a manner that is suitable to the operation of the equipment and compatible with the premise wiring system and other connected equipment”. In other words, power quality is the electrical network’s ability to supply a clean and stable power supply. It is a measure of an ideal power supply system.
Consequences of Poor Power Quality
Power quality problems have many names and descriptions such as surges, spikes, transients, blackouts, and noise. Power quality problems can adversely impact a company’s bottom line. Problems such as voltage sags and surges are estimated to cost businesses about $1.2 billion annually in lost productivity in Canada. Power quality problems can also cause loss of data and malfunction of computerized equipment. Without preventative maintenance, an electrical distribution system itself can waste thousands of dollars in electric utility cost.
Other direct impacts of poor power quality include:
- Reduced production speed
- Increased energy consumption
- Equipment damage
- Decreased equipment lifetime
- Lost production
- Data loss
- Start-up costs
- Idling personnel
Our Power Quality team can help you mitigate risks and extend the life of your electrical systems while decreasing risk of property damage and increasing life safety. Through our leading edge solutions and asset management tools, we perform electrical inspections, reporting, and documentation. From performing regular preventative maintenance to protect your equipment from sudden power outages to helping you reduce your energy footprint through LED lighting initiatives, Houle is dedicated to protecting your business and its operations.