The patent is on the wiring diagram and process. Since it mounts at the main switchgear or MDP (master distribution panel) it conditions power coming into the service to provide “clean” power to ALL the sub-panels and equipment downstream of the particular switchgear or MDP.
This means it does far more than power factor correction alone. It is a proven system that was introduced into the marketplace in 2013. There are well over 2,500 units in operation today saving our customers 8-15% of their total electric costs, and protecting all equipment connected to load because of its unique way of balancing and eliminating transient voltage, re-conditioning kVAr (reactive or “bad power) and re-using it as good power in the system, reducing heat in motors, and virtually eliminating re-work of bad materials during normal production processes.
All electrical energy coming into a facility is known as Apparent Power, and the power we, as energy consumers use, is defined as Real Power. Even though you pay for it, a portion of the power entering your electrical system is lost to ground and never consumed. This is referred to as Reactive Power. The ultimate goal is to bring these two factors, Apparent Power and Real Power, closer together.
Power Conditioners add capacitance (stored charge) via a series of capacitors. This enables the unit to capture the Reactive Power, commonly lost to ground, store it, and put it back into the system, evenly across all phases, as it is needed.
By doing this, the Powerhouse Power Conditioning System:
By capturing and balancing the energy, the Powerhouse Power Conditioning System ensures equipment is running at optimum voltages, which results in fewer mechanical problems, lower maintenance costs, and longer equipment life.
The Powerhouse system is assembled in the United States utilizing 100% of GE products (capacitors, varistors, fuses, and surge protection). It carries a (5) year warranty and is rated for (25) years of continuous operation. In the past (8) years there has not been one call for a warranty issue. There have been some calls because of EMP or direct lightning strikes to buildings with Powerhouse in them which resulted in varistors being replaced (however, the Powerhouse equipment never stopped doing what it is designed to do). The varistors have a nominal labor and material cost to replace. The Powerhouse is a reliable product which will have little or no maintenance cost during its 25-year life.
At ECS, we know that you want to be a driving force for change. In order to do that in the area of energy conservation, you need the freedom to move your organization towards:
• Lower energy costs
• Reduced energy consumption
• Smoother-running systems
• Reduced carbon footprint
ECS partners with customers to provide a plan for success. We believe in educating our customers. We understand the pressures of making decisions in the corporate / organizational structures of today. For this reason, we won’t recommend a product or service that we were not fully convinced will deliver.
This is how we have stayed in business for 26 years. This is why our customer base dates back to before our inception and all the way to the present.