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Industrial energy efficiency: innovative power saving solutions

17th September 2015
Planning a greener business

Planning a greener business

25% of the UK’s total CO2 emissions are produced by industry, with electricity making up half of the main energy used.

With many industries relying heavily on energy intensive equipment such as motors and lighting in their business processes, high energy consumption can appear an unavoidable cost of business.

This is not the case. By leveraging power saving technologies such as voltage optimisation devices and energy efficiency components; it is possible to significantly reduce the amount of energy required to power industrial processes.

This means manufacturers wanting to take action to reduce energy consumption, businesses looking to design and implement an energy management system, or companies simply looking to boost their green credentials, can all take steps towards better energy efficiency and a reduced carbon footprint.

For proven and reliable methods of reducing your power consumption, we recommend starting with power optimisation devices such as three phase transformers or single phase transformers which can be used in public, commercial and industrial sectors and have been proven to save up to 20% on energy bills.

Our A.M. Transformers team have in excess of 20 years of experience in the electrical transformer industry and have a proven track record of collaborating with the industry sectors to deliver high energy savings. Through identifying opportunities to incorporate power saving devices into your business processes, we aim support greener practices that are good for both your business and the environment.

With an in-depth knowledge of high energy flows and voltage optimization technology, we are able to provide expert technical support and can manufacture virtually any size of single or 3 phase transformer. This ensures you purchase the best product for your application, so you can benefit from instant savings and continue to save far into the future.

If you are looking to reduce your energy consumption, our technical department will be happy to advise you on the best transformer type to fulfill your business requirements.  Call us on 01494 524396 or enquire online today!

How to Avoid Over Voltage and Prolong Equipment Lifetime

21st August 2015

Maintenance of large electrical equipment in buildings is essential for safety but is also needed to review economical and energy efficiency.

Breakdown or electoral faults with large equipment can disrupt business operations, causing safety hazards and may have costly implications.

Installing high-efficiency electrical transformers for heavy load equipment on continuous duty is one reliable method of reducing energy consumption and achieving greater economical results, whilst helping preserve the integrity of your equipment. This could significantly improve the life expectancy of electronic equipment.

But how?

Let’s start with voltage…

As a result of European Harmonisation in 1995, the declared electricity supply in the UK is now 230V with a tolerance of +10% to -10%.

Most electrical equipment manufactured for the UK is rated at 220V but may operate satisfactorily at voltages down to 200V. As the average voltage supplied from the national grid in mainland UK is 242V, without voltage optimisation technology to step down the voltage, over – voltage can occur.

This is when voltage, higher than the equipment is designed to operate on, is supplied. Sub-sequentially energy consumption goes up with no improvement in performance or economical benefit.  In fact over voltage be a large contributing factor to the reduction in equipment lifetime.

According to the 17th edition of the Electricians Guide BS7671, “A 230V rated lamp used at 240 has will achieve only 55% of its rated life”. By efficiently bringing supply voltages to the lower end of the statutory voltage range, you could yield average energy savings of around 13%. This is also a great step towards prolonging the life of the connected equipment.

Voltage optimisation technology

Where there is a national problem of over voltage, Voltage Optimization / Voltage Power Optimisation is a particularly effective means of saving energy and money in the UK, for both industrial users and domestic energy consumers.

Once again according to the Electricians Guide BS7671,  “A 230V linear appliance used on a 240V supply will take 4.3% more current and will consume almost 9% more energy.”

In industries using high energy loads for arduous equipment, three phase transformers are commonly used for 3 phase power supply systems, to step up or step down voltage. These energy saving devices ensure equipment is supplied with the lower end of the statutory voltage range to enable optimal performance with maximum energy efficiency.

Where 3 phase transformer are primarily used to step up or down voltage, Transformers voltage stabilizers are an effective solution to voltage fluctuation problems, as they are designed to accept a wide range of input voltage but maintain a specified output voltage to within +/- 1.0%. Voltage stabilisers can also be designed for three phase and single phase supply.

As a specialist UK Transformer Manufacturer and supplier of Mains Transformers and AC/DC Power Adaptors, we supply literally hundreds of thousands of wound components. Providing a high degree of technical support, including specialist power supply sub-assembly services, we can design and manufacture virtually any size Summer of single or 3 phase transformer or recommend the right voltage optimisation Why device for your requirement.

For advice on improving your energy efficiency, why not give our experts a call today on 01494 524 396 or click here to enquire online.