I hope I’ve got this right – the premis is that a lot of power is lost in a system because the cables are too small – heat up and thereby lose electricity. This system seems to ‘read’ where the energy is getting blocked and reduces power along that cable. Mighty complicated but it might work.
Now NOTHING beats powering down but – sizing up re cables would help with efficiency too.
Per the NEC, the design of a typical 20 amp circuit with 1.9 kVA load requires #12 AWG Branch Circuit Conductors installed in ½” conduit. Applying the engineering equation below, 4.22% of the energy delivered to the load will be dissipated per 100 Ft. of branch circuit conductor.If the #12 AWG is modified to #10 AWG and installed in the same ½” conduit, then only 2.53% of the energy delivered to the load will be dissipated through the same 100 Ft. of branch circuit conductor. This is a reduction in energy loss of approximately 40%. The Simple Return on Investment (ROI) is 1.92 years per the calculation below.Energy Losses = I² x R Where R is the conductor resistivity and I is the current in amps Design of Circuit without using the Energy Savings Module, ERASE Annual Energy Loss Cost “as designed”= $41.62 per circuit The cost increase for #10 wire = $32.00 per circuit Just these simple steps and Power Calc PaK, automatically generates a power distribution system that saves energy and reduces the facility’s carbon footprint. Significant savings are achieved by minimizing energy wasted through heat loss and maximizing energy saved. Implementation of your green design is cost effective as the price of conductors remains competitive compared with the costs of oil and alternative energy sources. See ICA (International Copper Association) news release of February 13,2011. Energy Savings Module Worksheet – Click to Enlarge |
I am James Khalil the author of this article that you are referring to in your post. I appreciate you liking the idea of the energy savings. Imagine how much money you will be saving if you apply this concept to each circuit in the building wiring system. It is a tedious calculation but I simplified the process by using Power Calc PaK software. Please visit http://www.powercalcpak.com for more info. Please like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/PowerCalcPaK
Thanks for getting back James. My blog is simply to disseminate information that I think is good and may in time be of use to someone.
I’ll check out the link you sent.
Peter
Peter
did you ever get the change to try the software
James