Voltage Optimisation2018-02-16T11:48:47+00:00

VOLTAGE OPTIMISATION

Offering advanced technology in Voltage Optimisation, these products help you make savings of UP TO 20% on your electricity costs by reducing overall kilowatthour consumption – without compromise.

Fully engineered and manufactured at our facility in East Kilbride, Glasgow, our range of static and variable Varmatic Voltage Optimisers™ offer a practical and low-cost approach to your energy management programme. Requiring little or no maintenance, they are the perfect addition to your electrical switchroom and, if required, can be custom-built to suit your particular requirements.

VoltageMaster-1500KVA

The Varmatic Voltage Optimisers™ offered by SDC Industries are technologically advanced electromagnetic devices purposely designed for voltage optimisation.

Fully engineered and manufactured at our facility in East Kilbride, Glasgow, our range of static and variable Varmatic Voltage Optimisers™ offer a practical and low-cost approach to your energy management programme.

Requiring little or no maintenance, they are the perfect addition to your electrical switchroom and, if required, can be custom-built to suit your particular requirements.

By installing an SDC Industries Varmatic Voltage Optimiser™, you are making an informed choice in improving your energy management systems.

Voltage optimisation equipment controls the incoming voltage at 220 volts, to maximise energy savings without compromising supply.

Optimisation directs itself toward clients who have a high amount of Voltage Dependent load. The higher the voltage dependent load, the higher the level of savings achieved.

In the UK, electricity suppliers have to provide a voltage between 207 and 253 volts. In practice, most suppliers generally use 253 volts as the base starting voltage to minimise transmission losses.

The average voltage throughout the UK is 242 volts Most electrical equipment is designed to operate at 220 volts.The higher the voltage, the higher the energy consumption (and the higher the bills and carbon footprint).

To evaluate the potential of installing voltage optimisation equipment, clients are asked to divide their electrical consumption into two types of load:

VOLTAGE DEPENDENT

An electrical device whose power consumption varies with the voltage being supplied to it.

A Voltage Dependent load could consist of Lighting, Motors, Manufacturing Machinery, Lifts.

VOLTAGE INDEPENDENT

An electrical device whose power demand within its designed operating range is independent of the supply voltage.

A Voltage Independent load could consist of Electronic Equipment/PCs, Lighting (HF, LEDs), Motor Loads (controlled by VSDs), Electric Heating.

The Benefits

Equipment such as lifts, manufacturing equipment, lighting and motors use more voltage than is required to operate, resulting in higher kilowatt-hour usage and, in turn, higher electricity bills.

SDC Industries Varmatic Voltage Optimisers™ offer both static and variable voltage optimisation options which will:

  • Reduce kilowatt-hour consumption by UP TO 20% (30% for LightMaster)

  • Reduce carbon emissions by UP TO 20%

  • Reduce the maximum demand

  • Suppress harmonics, offering protection of vital electronic equipment

  • Extend the lifespan of electrical and electronic equipment

  • Improve Power Factor (for full PFC improvement, please utilise with SDC Industries range of Power Factor Correction equipment)

  • Improve the voltage load

STANDARDS

Each SDC Industries Voltage Optimisation Unit is manufactured in accordance with ISO9001 and ISO14001 and adheres to the following standards : BS7806, BSEN60076, BS171, etc (please see our technical specification for further details).

Vario – Static Varmatic Voltage Optimiser™

At the heart of the Vario, is our specially designed optimiser system. It has been specially designed and built to meet the requirements of voltage optimisation. The principles are simple: transformed to a reduced voltage of differing tap levels (i.e. 6%, 8% or 10% reduction), or others as dictated by site conditions.

The appropriate tap selection is chosen based upon site information and analysis including :

  • load details
  • usage patterns
  • existing voltage levels (including max / mean /min levels).

Vario Ultra – Variable Varmatic Voltage Optimiser™

The Vario Ultra operates the same principles as the Vario, however:

  • is a fully-automated system
  • has no moving parts
  • offers a higher level of savings
  • has a more stable output voltage
  • offers longevity of component life
  • can operate at high ambient temperatures
  • is a low maintenance product.

OPTIONAL CUSTOMISATION

The Vario or Vario Ultra can be customised to suit your particular requirements, as follows :

  • Moulded Case Circuit Breaker
  • Bypass Switch
  • Metering

LIGHTMASTER – VARMATIC VOLTAGE OPTIMISATION FOR LIGHTING

The LIGHTMASTER is an energy-saving Varmatic Voltage Optimiser™, designed to enable you to reduce your lighting bills by up to 30% without the need to upgrade your existing lighting system.

The equipment is designed to suit single phase and three phase supply, and is manufactured in standard sizes 5-150KVA (bespoke models can be designed to suit your requirements).

The Lightmaster is fitted directly onto the lighting distribution board, making savings on lighting only. The product can be used with various types of luminaires including Fluorescent, Ballast or High-Bay.

The Unit has two options : Bypass : Unit is not engaged but shows normal consumption levels of lighting energy Supersave : Savings of up to 30% and switches between each mode using electronic switching.