Harmonics can be a silent killer causing malfunction, shutdown and premature failure due to poor harmonic filtration.
Harmonics may affect specific points or virtually all aspects of your electrical system, including lowering your power factor, which raises your electricity costs.
Electronically controlled equipment can be a major contributor to harmonics found in your electrical system. The more electronic devices you have on your electrical system, the more they can affect all the equipment within the systems. The nature of such electronics causes extremely quick pulses, creating a sine wave that becomes non-linear in shape. The end result affects the operation and longevity of your inter-connected systems and equipment.
How do you get rid of harmonics?
One preferred method is to filter them out of your electrical system. Most filters will eliminate some harmonics, but not all. Alpha Power Solutions has, when necessary, harmonic filters built into their Power Factor Correction equipment. We can also supply and install active and passive harmonic filters when it is deemed necessary, following a detailed analysis of your network.