5 METHODS REDUCE KW DEMAND & KWH CONSUMPTION
XL-Series modules utilize 5 Methods below to displace and therefor reduce billed kW demand, kWh consumption and kVAR reactive demand at the utility billing meter which ultimately decreases the cost of energy in monthly electric bills.
- POWER GENERATION. Magnetic Multi-Coil Chokes (Chokes) generate voltage and amperage in each phase every cycle thru Electro-Magnetic Induction (EMI) pursuant to Faraday’s and Lenz’s Laws of Electro-Magnetic Induction and Energy Conservation. Generated power is injected into adjacent phases as clean usable power to be used by downstream loads. The unique winding of 5 inductor coils wrapped around Chokes and the Choke arrangement provides substantial reductions in facility electric cost by reducing kWh and kW. This method reduces billed kWh consumption and kW demand and accounts for approx. 70% of total cost savings. Click on this Technology Overview Link to understand XL power generation.
- MAGNETIC PHASE BALANCING. The inter-phase balance of voltage and amperage is improved in and across conductors because conductors (Phase A, B, C) are symmetrically connected by Multi-Coil Chokes. Step-up transformers help attenuate amperage and voltage phase imbalance. Release of locked up power in “phase imbalance” occurs in inductive loads as mechanical rotation inertia is better synchronized with magnetic field rotation which in turn allow magnetic force vectors to become more radially symmetrical with the spinning armature. Improving voltage and amperage phase balance increases the quality of power and reduces waste due to copper losses and friction, vibration and heat buildup in inductive loads. This method reduces billed kWh consumption and kW demand and accounts for approx. 8% to 10% of total cost savings. Click on this Phase Balancing Link to further understand XL magnetic phase balancing.
- TRANSIENT ENERGY CONVERSION. ”Wasted Power” above and below the operational threshold of the electrical system is filtered, absorbed and injected back into adjacent phases as clean “Usable Power” to be consumed by downstream loads. This occurs in the surge protection’s self-healing magnetic Chokes, MOV’s, step-up transformers, isolation transformers and RF Filters. This method reduces billed kWh consumption and kW demand and accounts for approx. 7% to 10% of total cost savings. Click on this Transient Conversion Link to further understand XL magnetic phase balancing.
- HARMONIC FILTERING. Trapped harmonic non-power amperage is filtered, absorbed and injected back into adjacent phases as clean “Usable Power” to be consumed by downstream loads. Specifically, the 5 most troublesome harmonic effects in induction motors are dependent on the 5th and 7th stator fields. These retarding effects are caused by these principle stator fields and would be eliminated if these fields could be reduced. Case studies involving XL installations showed XL Chokes balancing motor conductor phases which in turn eliminated by 50% the backward rotating 5th order stator harmonic field and reduced by 20% the 7th harmonic with some harmonic energy shifted above n=15 which does not affect motor performance. The same XL case studies show that a 50% reduction of the 5th harmonic in induction motor circuits is responsible for most of the 10 % increase of motor efficiency. This method reduces harmonics which in turn reduces billed kWh consumption and kW demand and accounts for approx. 4% to 7% of total cost savings.
- POWER FACTOR CORRECTION. XL modules create a leading power factor of at least 50% leading which reduces the inductive VARS in the electrical system by as much as 44,000 per module depending on the phase and voltage. The resultant reduction in line current (Amps) means lower conductor and transformer losses. This passive resonance-free power factor correction occurs in the Multi-Coil Chokes. This method reduces billed Reactive Demand (kVAR) and accounts for approx. 1% to 3% of total cost savings.