Whitepaper – The ROI of Power Factor Correction

A comparative analysis of power factor correction with upgrading or installing new equipment. Present issues surrounding escalating production costs, energy efficiency and a growing trend of electricity supply companies introducing kVA- based maximum demand charges are driving mining companies to re-think how they optimise their electricity supply and distribution infrastructure.

Capability Statement – Power Quality

Ampcontrol specialise in addressing power quality issues for low to medium voltage users thus benefiting businesses by improving energy efficiency. Ampcontrol’s comprehensive MV and LV power quality range offers flexible, efficient and fit-for-purpose solutions for all energy users.

Electrical Support Services

Ampcontrol is committed to partnering with you to optimise the electrical equipment you have invested in to ensure its operational availability. With strategically located operations across Australia, we offer specialist electrical support services from the best advice on planning and installation, to maintenance, repairs, upgrades and overhauls, project management, system design and automated process control.

Power Factor Correction Systems (PFC)

Ampcontrol’s power factor correction (PFC) systems are customised units designed for industrial and commercial applications. Our power factor correction systems offer customers the best solution for improving energy efficiency and reducing costs in their business.

Power Quality Audit

Ampcontrol’s power quality (PQ) audit services offers customers a health check on the quality of their electrical network. A PQ audit can help determine the causes of electrical problems and provide a well-designed plan to correct them. Ampcontrol’s PQ audit services enable energy users to gain an insight into the stability of their electrical network in terms of power quality.

Design, Auditing, Testing and Analysis

Protection system analysis, HV condition and compliance audits and reporting, Earth grid testing, Power quality, harmonic and energy analysis, Fibre network testing. Ampcontrol’s highly qualified, certified and skilled engineering teams provide a comprehensive range of testing, analysis, auditing and reporting for customers to ensure their operations are compliant and working at optimal levels.

Modular MV Power Factor Correction Systems

Ampcontrol’s modular medium voltage PFC system and capacitor bank solutions are suitable for all energy intensive applications and environments including surface and underground mining, industrial operations and distribution utility networks.

On-site Testing Service

Our qualified electrical technicians provide 24/7 onsite support and have access to in house engineers who can provide assistance for complex protection schemes. Our services include: Protection relay testing, calibration and repair, Transformer oil samples and testing, Cable testing and fault locating, Specialist electrical testing.

Overhauls and Upgrades

Overhauls and upgrades provide a cost and time effective alternative to capital expenditure on new equipment. We are capable of overhauling and upgrading high voltage flameproof and non-flameproof electrical and electronic equipment, for both underground and surface environments.

Underground MV Power Factor Correction Systems

Application of power factor correction (PFC) devices compensate for some electrical network problems characteristic of mining operations.
Ampcontrol’s mobile MV PFC underground systems are field proven in Australia’s mining industry and are designed and manufactured to suit arduous conditions in underground mining applications.