V-Blox Transient Voltage Surge Suppressor and Lightning Protection Products Support the Energy Sustainability Initiative
Energy optimization is not a specific product but multiple products working together to create a system. The Total Energy Optimization System and Lightning Protection System from V-Blox address both voltage and current so your electrical system will be as efficient as is possible in a real world environment. V-Blox lightning protection for buildings protects all your electrical equipment from lightning and power surges but also eliminates power factor penalties and saves you money and supports the energy sustainability initiatives.
First we properly ground your electrical system. The National Electric Code (NEC) has written numerous articles on the value of correct grounding. The NEC recommends 25 ohms to ground; V-Blox recommends 10 ohms to ground. In addition we verify that there is a single grounding point, not multiple points which can cause grounding loops and offer higher potential for damage during storms. In addition we verify a proper neutral to ground bond and fix it if needed.
Next we install V-Blox transient voltage surge suppressor products at every electric panel and sub panel in your facility. This provides lightning protection for buildings, protects all of your electrical equipment from externally generated power surges such as lightning or utility switching and protects your electrical equipment from internally generated transient surges. Total Equipment Protection. This approach is not only recommended by V-Blox as the correct approach the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE recommends this approach as well.
Then we install properly sized power factor correction capacitors on all motors in excess of 10 HP, all large compressors and all large inductive loads (big electrical equipment). Properly sizing power factor correction at the equipment has some tremendous benefits which save substantially more money then just putting a large capacitor bank at your main electric panel.
It is also recommended that you install V-Blox Data Protection products on all of your phone lines, data lines and cable lines. In addition, all closed circuit television equipment (CCTV) and surveillance cameras especially if the cameras are mounted outside. If you own gas pumps data protection should be installed on all wiring between the pumps and the main control panel in the building.