To most people, the world of power and energy efficiency can seem intimidating. The power landscape contains hundreds of terms, acronyms and data that can take years to learn and understand. For this reason, building owners who don’t have easy access to an energy expert are often unaware of how much dirty power and disturbances affect their bottom line.
Power disturbances are quick and often go undetected, but their effects can harm businesses for years. A majority of power disturbances last for less than one second and occur without immediate notice. Equipment malfunctions, downtime and high utility charges are just a few examples of the setbacks that disturbances can cause.
Below is a quick list of the ways power disturbances can affect your company’s bottom line.
Stopped Production Time
One of the most financially damaging events businesses can experience is production downtime. In some instances, just one hour of production downtime is equivalent to losing hundreds of thousands of dollars. Coupled with employees who are unable to be productive, downtime can affect a business in more ways than one. Power disturbances are known to be one of the primary causes of production machines stopping when they aren’t scheduled to because of their impact on equipment’s power sources.