Software-Defined Electricity Automatically Balances Phases in AC Power Networks
The Software-Defined Electricity method controls and balances power flow in Real-Time by using an innovation in computing and power electronics and an advancement in sensing and controls. The balance across phases is a critical component to power quality in power networks. When there is an imbalance on the phases, there is direct loss in the power network, inducing upstream eddy currents in the transformer on the supply side and neutral current loss on the load side.
It is always important to remember that the loss and instability that occurs from imbalanced phases is always fluctuating. Each phase is loaded with independent machines drawing power from the grid without any feedback on that process, so the imbalance fluctuates according to the random pattern of load energy consumption.
Embedding Software-Defined Electricity into the power network accounts for this, drawing the power equally from the upstream phases and perfectly balancing the transformer, and redistributes the power onto each phase perfectly according to demand on site at the panel. The balance adjustments occur each microsecond, to account for any adjustment in the power consumption by the loads.
Real Time Interaction With Electricity
Our methodology allows for real time data acquisition, analysis, correction, and phase balancing simultaneously. The system is designed to be non-intrusive and perfectly balance the network for a completely optimized electrical environment. This includes the upstream phases and infrastructure along with allowing precision distribution of clean electricity to the entire network.
By automatically balancing the phases, correcting the reactive power and harmonics as the power flows with Software-Defined Electricity, facility electrical networks prevent internal electrical disturbances through in a dynamic and flexible way. This elasticity prevents the tripping of protections devices and protects all connected loads during power disturbance events. Whether the electrical network is in a facility or in a microgrid, Software-Defined Electricity maximizes uptime and efficiency while decreasing costs and maintenance every microsecond.
Dynamic software controlled management of electricity with full data and verification is essential for any operation. Contact 3DFS to learn more.