Cummins Power Systems, a subsidiary of Cummins Inc., is a global leader dedicated to increasing the availability and reliability of electric power around the world. With more than 90 years of experience, its global network of distributors in more than 190 countries delivers innovative solutions for any power need – commercial, industrial, recreational, emergency and residential.
Much like iESCo, Cummins Power Systems pride themselves on matching the right control technologies with their client’s power requirements. Power generator business Cummins are “committed to meeting or exceeding clean air standards worldwide”, meaning the reduction of carbon production, and of course cost are important.
iESCo installed powerPerfector iQ technology over the Christmas period to minimise disruption to the running of the site and the iQ was fully functioning in less than 8 hours due to preparation work prior to the shut-down.
The iQ is the fastest, most accurate and precise control technology on the market. The iQ has been designed in response to the increasing risk of greater supply volatility, phase imbalance and increased transients and harmonics due to the multiple renewable feeds onto the network.
To provide accurate savings analysis to Cummins a Power Quality Analyser (PQA) was installed upstream of the powerPerfector. The location of the PQA was important as to replicate the site meter, which does not see a change in voltage itself. Once the PQA was set up the iQ was programmed to cycle on and off every half an hour. This programme allowed Cummins to measure the impact by comparing the data throughout the day.
We observed an average change in power between the cycles of 9.22kW or 7.34%.
Savings were measured using a FLUKE power Quality Analyser to ensure 100% accuracy.