Power Quality Protection

Power Quality is a technical term that has practical implications for your business and your equipment. When power is generated, it has very predictable characteristics. It energizes all electrical equipment equally and satisfactorily. However, as the power travels through the wires and energizes the equipment, the various pieces of equipment it energizes can change the quality of the power, making it less suitable for the next application. These changes in power quality are especially common in large industrial and commercial complexes and include increases and decreases in voltage, momentary power outages, and “noise” on the electrical system. At its most extreme, poor power quality can even cause equipment to malfunction.