Yearly Archives: 2015


Demand Control – Capital Project 2014/2015

Demand Control

In July 2015 Richmond Industries purchased and installed a demand management system from Powerit Solutions located in Seattle Washington. The Spara unit uses sophisticated load prediction and control algorithms, built in load shedding intelligence along with data drawn from our furnaces, utility meter and transmissions to optimize our facility energy use. The system utilizes integrated hardware and software that is connected to Richmond Industries power cabinets allowing for greater automation of its melting systems. This system along with a web based interface enables real time reporting and remote monitoring of our energy consumption.

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Power Quality – Capital Project 2014/2015

Power Quality

Richmond Industries has just completed the first year utilizing the Hershey Electrical Power Quality System. This system uses capacitors, variable reactors, and a controller for power factor correction, phase balancing and voltage stability. The power conditioning is performed at the main buss of our transformer and has resulted in Richmond Industries increasing its overall power factor. In addition this system protects us from surge and transient issues, broadband harmonics mitigation, brownout protection and also helps to reduce our Carbon footprint.

We are currently scheduled to perform our annual PAP to insure that our system continues to provide Richmond Industries added protection.

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