Introducing the KVAR Energy Controller™

 

 

We are pleased to introduce a new product that is Patent and CSA approved for reducing hydro costs.

Residential

Expected savings 6% – 10%

Make your home more efficient by using the original KVAR Energy Controller (KVAR EC™).

Commercial

Expected savings 6% – 17%

Commercial applications for KVAR Energy Controllers (KVAR ECs™) range from malls, hotels, resorts, casinos, supermarkets, bowling alleys, schools, universities, warehouses, large buildings, convenience stores, eateries, restaurants, cold storages, hardware stores, department stores, as well as other major commercial properties.

Industrial

Expected savings 6% – 25%

KVAR Power Factor Optimization™ Solutions for your industry. Motor-by-motor or plant-wide deployments start saving energy and demand as soon as they are in service. All KVAR Energy Controller (KVAR EC™) solutions are tailored to the application at hand.

FUEL & HYDRO REDUCTIONS

AFER now has agreements in place to represent KVAR in Canada of which we feel complements AFER in both Fuel and Hydro reductions. The KVAR product line is not only great for your home, KVAR’s industrial product line will reduce your companies hydro costs and your carbon footprint.

AFER now reduces fuel costs, improves water quality, offers water current generators, WindHOG vertical axis generator, and Nextgrid to generate electricity, and now the KVAR EC™ product line will reduce your hydro costs.

AFER & KVAR continuously Increase Efficiency & Lower Hydro cost by using our highest quality parts with no maintenance required. Our capacitance increases the efficiency of all A/C motors which in turn reduces the peak demand and reduces the voltage. This also lowers the heat build up on all motors which then gives the motors a much longer life and automatically reduces your Carbon Footprint.

Power Factor

The measurement of efficiency is called the Power Factor. High Power Factors mean less wasted energy and greater efficiency.

KVAR Demonstration

Please watch the video below for a demonstration of the KVAR Energy Controller in action.

 

KVAR Presentation

If you are involved with Grain Mills, Produce, Mineral Processing, Water Pumps, Meat Refrigeration, Cold Storage, Power Plants, Hospitals, Airports, Medical & Dental Clinics, Military Bases, Farming, Convenience Stores, Universities, Colleges, Community Centers, Banks, Hotels, Churches along with anyone such as a home owner and want to reduce your Hydro cost then take the time and read these 40 pages.

Click here to download the presentation.

 

KVAR Case Study – Omni Hotel – San Diego

KVAR installed KVAR Energy Controllers at Omni’s San Diego Hotel. KVAR ECs® were installed to raise the power factor of individual loads from motors and compressors in the hotel. Data collected for the month of June after installation was compared to data aggregated from June of previous years.

The KVAR EC® creates savings by storing reactive power used by inductive loads to create electromagnetic fields needed in motor’s windings. By storing and supplying this power when needed waste reactive power is no longer required for operation.

Click here to download the case study (PDF)

 

Reduces Hydro Costs

Residential: Average reduction of 6 – 10%

Commercial: Average reduction of 6 – 17%

Industrial: Average reduction of 6 – 25%

 

Product Information for Residential Units

  • UL Listed, CSA Certified, RoHS Compliant
  • Single Phase 200 Amperage 240 Voltage Protected 10,000 AFC
  • Operating Temperature Range of -40 to +70 °C
  • Enclosure: NEMA 3R1, Suitable for indoor and outdoor use
  • No PCBs
  • Dimensions 6″ L × 6″ W × 4″ H
  • 12 Year Warranty from date of installation, if this product fails due to a defect in material or workmanship or damage by lightning, KVAR will repair or replace the affected unit free of charge.

For more information, including product information on commercial and industrial units, or to schedule an installation, please contact us.

Improve Your Power Factor and Save Money

If your facility has inductive loads, such as transformers, electric motors, fans and fluorescent lighting ballasts, then you may be losing money through low Power Factor.

Improve Your Power Factor and Save MoneyPower Factor is a measure of how efficiently electrical power is being consumed. It is the ratio of real or productive power to total power. You will see this reflected on your utility bill as kW (productive power) and kVA (total power) demand charges.

Power Factor = kW (productive power) / kVA (total power)

Simply put, Power Factor indicates how much of your energy is being used to produce useful work.

If you have low Power Factor, then it is costing you money – most utilities will charge you additional fees if your Power Factor falls below a specified threshold.

 

Key developments on a KVAR System installed approximately 8 years ago at Kradale Breeders in Jarvis Ontario by John & Darren Kraay

Well positioned in the Poultry industry John & Darren Kraay had the initiative to install the KVAR System on the left in hopes of reducing hydro cost and improve the life of the motors. Responding to challenging market conditions by installing the KVAR System an immediate observation was on the lighting system of which had been flickering in the past was no longer a concern. Further improvement was recognized with the motors in regards to performance and replacement as of 2014 all motors have been working efficiently.

Ellis Packaging KVAR Report on Hydro Savings

The KVAR System was installed at Ellis Packaging in Guelph Ontario with a fixed rate supplied by Just Energy and a variable rate supplied by the OPA and Guelph Hydro. The only method to save on these charges is to have a Power Factor as close to 100% as possible. The previous PF rating was at 88% and Ellis was being penalized for being under 90%, and now Ellis is showing an efficiency rate of 98.4% with no penalty charges. The fixed rate consumption of Wholesale Market kWh was reduced by 15% for this billing period and moving forward with an efficiency of 98.4% Ellis will continue to see hydro reductions throughout each billing period.

  • 15% reduction in wholesale market kWh usage
  • 100% reduction on PF penalties
  • 3% reduction on variable kW charge
  • Power Factor went from 88% to 98.4%

Click here to download the updated Ellis Packaging report.

 

Attention Consumers of the KVAR System

Please be advised that impostors are manufacturing and selling potentially dangerous imitation Energy Controllers to attempt to correct power factor and save energy. We have undertaken this socially responsible campaign to ensure that consumers’ safety and livelihood are maintained.

Imagine having a cloned energy controller that starts a fire in your home and the fire inspector determines that this product did not have the required Underwriter Laboratory Listing. Your insurance company will simply not pay for the ensuing damages. Your family will be left in an difficult situation because you were sold a poorly fabricated clone of the original KVAR Energy Controller.

 

Action Fuel & Emission Reduction Inc. is a Authorized Distributor of KVAR Power Factor Optimization

The Certified course has been completed by Gordon Kaitting for reducing Energy costs for Home owners and for all manufactures and types of business. We also have a new Patent Product for reducing Energy costs in every Town, City and working with the Hydro companies we will reduce the need for any future Energy Plants. As a Country we must work together to ensure all future generations will be safe and at Action Fuel & Emission we are doing our best to ensure this.

 

What happens to a KVAR Demo Kit if the motor were loaded

What would happens if a KVAR Demo motor were put under a load. I will color code the text based on the topic to explain what happens.

Red is assumptions based on the nameplate data of the motor and is used for the calculated solution so anyone can do their own math to get the same results.
Purple is used for additional Notes but not used in the calculations.
Green is the Results.

I am going to explain what is observable and make an intuitive response.
The name plate specifies that the Full Load Amps (FLA) is 5.5 Amps. It also indicates that the Service Factor (SF) is 1.0 and the Service Factor Amps (SFA) is 5.5.

From observation, the motor under no load draws about 5.5Amps and has a power factor of about 0.30.
The formula for Watts consumed by the motor is 120VAC × 5.5A × 0.30 power factor consumes 198Watts (or 0.98kW).
As the motor is more heavily loaded, it is supposed to produce 1/3 Horse Power (HP). 746 Watts / 3 = 248.667 Watts. We have to allow for the efficiency of the motor, let’s say 87% giving a total of about 286 Watts
Watts / Volt Amps = power factor: so 286 Watts / (120V x 5.5A) = 0.4333 power factor. This is all based on the Nameplate Data provided by the manufacturer.

When operating the demo under no load, we typically see a draw of 1.5Amps (at 0.9 power factor); however in this case, the KVAR turning on could reduce the Amps to 2.64 Amps.
That means instead of getting a 72.7% Amp reduction, we get a 52% Amperage reduction.

In training an extension cord is added to the demo unit. By adding an extension cord, we change the savings from about 6% to about 12 to 15%.
Under full load, the demo is likely to, at full load, show about 5% savings and an extension cord would change it to about 9 to 12.4%. These numbers have to do with the “I squared R” savings.
How much wire does your customer have in their facility? Also, is the motors in your customers site as close to the meter as it is in the demo? Adding wire adds savings the KVAR EC realizes.

 

Our local distributors can help find exactly what you need to help save you the most on your energy costs.
Click HERE to see our distributors list.