The Dial Corp. desires to reduce the kilowatt peak demand that occurs monthly.
Power Factor Correction Capacitor Bank - $43,000. Power factor correction capacitors will be placed on Substation 3, a main substation in the plant. These capacitors will be used to reach an overall plant power factor of 0.97-0.99. This overall plant power factor will achieve a credit towards Dial Corp's monthly demand charge. This credit will depend on the actual power factor for that particular month and should fluctuate between $2,000-$4,000. Using energy bills from the previous year, the total actual annual savings has been calculated for two different capacitor sizes. At a capacitor bank size of 800 KVAR the projected annual savings would be $35,000. At a capacitor bank size of 1000 KVAR, which is most feasible, the projected annual savings would be $43,000. Along with the cost savings, the increased power factor will reduce the load from Substation 3's transformer and will promote the efficiency of motors that are run off this substation, thereby increasing their lifetime.
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Additional Information :
The Dial Corp. has manufacturing and distribution facilities across the United States. Dial Corp.
is the producer of the world-renowned Dial soap. The Fort Madison plant produces shelf stable
foods, canned meats, microwaveable meals, dried beef and consumer-sized packages of