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Is your mining application earth leakage relay VFD suitable?

The mining industry is experiencing a growing number of applications of Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) to soft start and control motors driving shovels, draglines, hoists, conveyors, longwalls, mills, fans and pumps. However, it is often ignored that not all compliant AS2081:2011 earth leakage protection relays are suitable for installations involving VFDs. In AS2081:2011 it states that should a […]

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NER integrity – do not underestimate the importance

The application of Neutral Earthing Resistors (NER) is one of the most effective ways to maximise personnel safety (limits touch and step potentials) and to minimise mechanical and thermal damage to transformers, cables and equipment associated with earth faults. Neutral Earthing Resistors (NER) have applications in many industries including mining (a requirement under AS/NZS 2081:2011), […]

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Common issues with power supply

Common Problems with Power Supplies Explained There are a number of problems which may occur with the incoming power supply to a site. These problems cause voltage and current instability which can have a significant impact on equipment operation and power usage. Voltage stability refers to the ability of a power system to maintain steady […]

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The Office of Environment and Heritage has launched its much anticipated Voltage Optimisation Guide

On Friday (April 1), the New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) launched its much anticipated Voltage Optimisation Guide and Factsheet. Commissioned by OEH, the guide provides information to: Understand the basics of voltage optimisation Understand the potential benefits and impacts of voltage optimisation; and Provide a clear and simple decision making framework to […]

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Positive cash flow investments in Voltage Optimisation

Investing in the likes of Voltage Optimisation and Power Factor Correction can be a win for both the short term financial health of your business, and the long term view to cost reduction and environmental sustainability. Normally a business will budget to invest its capital in an energy saving Voltage Optimisation or PFC project. Sometimes […]

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The ROI of Power Factor Correction – A Whitepaper

Issues surrounding escalating production costs, energy efficiency and a trend towards kVA based maximum demand charges are driving mining companies to re-think how they optimise their electricity supply and distribution infrastructure. Often located at the end of the grid and characterised by heavy start up loads, mine sites are particularly susceptible to power quality issues. […]

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Managing Energy in the Outdoor Environment

Perisher Blue Ski Resort was experiencing problems with their Village 8 Express Chairlift. The ski lift lighting circuits were tripping frequently, leaving night-skiers in the dark for up to 10 minutes at a time while the lights cooled and power was restored. This was causing inconvenience for night-skiers as well as creating potential hazards. What […]

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Join in the conversation with Captech on Linkedin

If you haven’t already, why not follow us on Linkedin? Keep up to date with industry and product news. See tips and advice on saving energy costs in your business. Hear about the latest technologies in the world of power quality. See Deane Gudsell’s HVACR presentation on Power Voltage Optimisation on YouTube and Slide Share presentation. […]

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Captech partners with Ortea in new technology agreement

Working with key partners is pivotal to delivering leading power quality solutions, and we recently continued this success with new partners, European energy technology company, Ortea. Captech, as Ortea’s exclusive distributor for Australia and New Zealand, recently installed an Ortea OPTInet voltage optimiser system at a major Australian supermarket. Designed to deliver financial, energy and […]

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Welcome to our new power quality website!

It is with genuine excitement we are able to launch our new website to you our customers. Our aim here is to give you as much information as you need to help you make informed decisions to create an efficient and safe electrical system for your business. As specialists in power quality, including power factor […]

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