The transformer on site was operating at full capacity, and the customer was concerned about the potential for loss of production due to the high risk of power failure.
Any installed equipment needed to be able to cope reliably with the hot, humid environment.
Seasonal loading meant that there was a very short time period for a solution to be provided before production ramped up.
What we did
Captech monitored the energy usage at site for a week to identify the source of energy supply issues.
An Automatic Power Factor Correction system was installed at the local substation which allowed the customer to gain an additional 20% capacity on the supply.
Mackay Sugar Mill
Automatic PFC Equipment
- Reduced energy usage
- 20% additional capacity gained
- Better quality of electricty supply
- Lower maintenance costs with improved equipment life