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Power system studies provide economic benefits for electrical networks, whether new or existing. The load flow study assesses and determines important ratings and capacities, such as: cable, conductors, bus ampacities, transformer specifications, etc. The load flow study demonstrates network performance under normal and emergency operating conditions. It is possible to identify the overloaded equipment, the voltage profiles, the load current demand, the reactive power consumption and more. The load flow study helps analyze power factor. The system power factor enhancement results in savings and this by limiting the reactive power consumption. This also results the reduction of the losses associated with the operation of the electric distribution network. The capacitor banks help to maintain an appropriate power factor. They supply the reactive energy required by loads such as motors.
The addition of new loads in your installation must comply with regulations regarding electrical installation and safety standards in the workplace. Load flow and short circuit studies will be needed in order to validate the impact of new loads and its characteristics in terms of design. A load flow study is required in order to minimize changes and maintain or improve the power transmission capacity of the facility. Our experts use electrical engineering software such as ETAP, SKM, EasyPower and PSAF for load flow studies.