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How Can Phase Balancing Protect My Business Equipment?

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All businesses need to carry out electrical testing. Staying compliant with health and safety laws and minimising the risk of injury or destruction from an electrical fault is in every businesses best interests. There are different components to electrical testing. One important aspect is phase balancing. In this guide, we’re explaining exactly how phase imbalance protection can protect your business’ electrical equipment.

What Is Phase Imbalance Protection? Why Is It Important?

Also known as phase imbalance protection, phase balancing ensures that your electrical load is balanced at every phase. In layman’s terms, this means that the voltage is even and regulated. It’s typically required for three-phase circuits.

Voltages in a three-phase circuit typically vary by a few volts, but a difference that exceeds 1% can damage motors and equipment. Unbalanced currents mean an increase of current, which can also increase the temperature and reduce motor or equipment life leading to premature failure.

The test should identify any voltage, frequency or loading anomalies and uneven loads present on three-phase systems in your electrical installation.

Phase balancing aims to reduce the unbalance of loads in the three phases.

Why Should You Get Phase Balancing?

With phase balancing, you can minimise the risk of having dangerous voltage imbalances on your premises. Getting phase balancing also helps protect against premature equipment failure.

The majority of electric power systems use, in the electric distribution system, feeders which carry three phases of alternating current. Common examples of electrical installations with three-phase motors include:

  • HVAC
  • Mining
  • Pumping
  • Elevator
  • Crane
  • Lift
  • Generator
  • Irrigation
  • Petro-Chem
  • Wastewater
  • Industrial Machinery
  • Protect your equipment and prevent expensive repairs

Contact Remark Group to find out more about booking phase imbalance protection surveys and our services. We can detect any phase imbalance issues, which should protect your equipment and prevent expensive repairs. This is an important part of your electrical testing and inspections.