While there are many complex definitions of power quality, a simple one is: The measure of the quality of voltage and current waveforms flowing to your electrical equipment. Good power quality is stable, sinusoidal voltage and current with undistorted waveforms. Unfortunately, achieving clean, desired power quality is a rare occurrence. Electrical systems are constantly being assaulted by waveform distortions and power fluctuations.
Poor power quality translates into equipment deterioration, computer crashes, assembly line stoppage, equipment malfunctions, flickering lights and wasted energy. Given that electrical equipment is at the heart of nearly every business procedure today, poor power quality significantly reduces productivity. The net result is an organizational exposure to increased maintenance costs, shortened equipment lifecycles (resulting in unrealized ROI on capital projects), a higher degree of downtime risk, a lower degree of certainty related to asset reliability and increased energy losses.
Environmental Potentials' patented waveform correction technology has revolutionized power quality for the past 10 years. Previously, power quality devices focused on protecting equipment from extreme events. Extreme events were defined as more than 20% above or below the peaks of the sine wave.
Finally a solution to destructive and useless energy generated by converting high voltage AC to low voltage DC. Electricity is generated and distributed as high voltage AC however, all modern electronic, computer and digital equipment use low voltage DC.
The move towards T-8 and T-5 electronic ballasts significantly enhanced the efficiency of lighting systems. However, electronic ballasts are extremely sensitive to frequency noise resulting in nearly constant maintenance and reduced return on investment.