What is specialEP Technology
Environmental Potentials’ patented waveform correction technology was designed to compensate for the changes to electrical equipment. With the combination of Waveform Correction Device and Surge Protection Device, Environmental Potentials’ product line offers complete protection and performance to your commercial facility. We are not living in a world of “incandescent bulb, space heater, induction motor” anymore. For convenience and energy savings, we moved away from these linear loads into non-linear loads such as LEDs, computers, VFDs, etc. In non-linear loads, the supply voltage is AC; however, the electronics, computer, and digital circuitry uses low voltage DC. These non-linear loads generate “switching noise” when converting AC to DC and DC-AC as an operating functionality. The processes of rectifying AC to DC, and inverting DC to AC, are responsible for generating 85% of power pollution.
The power pollution distorts the fundamental voltage and current sinusoidal waveform. Power pollution is wasted energy, accountable for downtime, rising maintenance costs while significantly decreasing the performance and lifespan of the equipment.
EP is the only manufacturer to filter harmful and destructive energy and then convert this energy into heat. EP Technology increases the performance, lifespan, and efficiency of all electrical equipment.
Environmental Potentials’ patented waveform correction technology allows as sinusoidal of a waveform as possible. This leads to an environmentally conscious, sustainable design and a significantly lower total cost of ownership for the facility.
Protection from surges:
The noise from internal sources is 85%, while the external sources contribute the rest of 15%. Environmental Potentials filters can absorb and dissipate both the internal and external source of surges and noise, safely protecting facilities’ sensitive electrical loads.
Environmental Potentials unit uses self-healing thermal MOV (metal oxide varistors) to divert the high energy surge into its tank circuit. The tank circuit dissipates the surge energy in the form of heat. The additional low pass filter circuit helps smoothen the left-over ringing noise from the tank circuit; therefore, complete surge protection is achieved.
Environmental Potentials’ patented surge suppression technology is the only solution in the market that can “completely” remove the surges and ringing noise in the system, protecting your capital investment on equipment and the maintenance costs by reducing the downtime.
Environmental Potentials’ patented waveform correction technology has revolutionized power quality for the past 22 years. Previously, power quality devices focused on protecting equipment from extreme events. Extreme events are more than 20% above or below the peaks of the sine wave. These extreme events are created by lightning, utility switching, transformer failure, and large faults.
However, the proliferation of electronics, computers, and digital equipment is creating pollution on the waveform, which rarely, if ever, exceeds the 20% “envelope.” The processes of rectifying AC to DC, and inverting DC to AC, are responsible for generating 85% of power pollution.
As seen in the illustration below, these signal manipulations leave the waveform full of pollution. This pollution equals losses, unreliable performance, decreased asset lifespans, malfunctions, increased maintenance, and downtime.
Environmental Potentials patented waveform correction technology focuses on tracking the waveform and filtering all pollution generated by continuous power conversion. Environmental Potentials convert this pollution into heat within the unit rather than relying on the ground, other system conductors, or even loads to provide the required attenuation. This eliminates harmful and unusable energy from your system. Installing EP ensures the waveform delivered to your high-dollar business process assets is as sinusoidal as possible.
The common belief in the electrical industry is that unscheduled downtime, losses, and ever-increasing electrical maintenance budgets are simply a cost of doing business. It’s not!
Environmental Potentials has spent the last 20 years developing and perfecting the only technology to bridge AC power distribution and the non-linear load.
Electrical disturbances can cripple a company’s productivity. No business sector is immune from electrical disturbances; casinos, dairy farms, hospitals, manufacturing, IT, and home offices are at risk from noise and conducted EMI.
Environmental Potentials’ patented technology will filter and dissipate noise and conducted EMI from the electrical waveform reducing downtime, losses, and the electrical maintenance budget.
As the recent discoveries involving the harmful relationship between the environment and electrical energy consumption surfaced, businesses are increasingly pressured to consume less energy. As businesses, governments, and individuals focus on becoming green, much of the focus is on alternative energy and reducing electricity consumption. While alternative energy is essential, a viable alternative is years away, and reducing electrical energy consumption harms economic growth. Often overlooked in the push to go green is on improving the efficiency of the electrical system.
The processes of rectifying AC to DC, and inverting DC to AC, are responsible for generating 85% of power pollution. This pollution generates electrical losses. A typical facility can expect any from 7-20 percent of losses due to indoor power pollution.
EP waveform correctors safely and effectively filter out power pollution, significantly increasing the efficiency of the electrical environment.