Africa Power Equipment (Pty) Ltd has been offering unique and comprehensive solutions, products, and services since 2013. Having developed a proven record of accomplishment, African Power Equipment provides power product sales, distribution, and maintenance across a variety of industries.
In addition, the company also offers unique and customised power product solutions from concept design, engineering, through to project management as well as maintenance on equipment.
Three-phase electric power is one of the most common methods through which current electric power generation, transmission, and distribution is alternated. It can be considered a type of polyphase system which is often used by electrical grids worldwide to transfer power.
It is also commonly used to power large motors and other heavy loads. Three-wire, three-phase circuits are considered more economically efficient than the equivalent two-wire, single-phase circuits at the same line to ground voltage.
The reason for this is as these three-wire, three-phase circuits utilise far less conductor material to transmit a given amount of electrical power. The invention of polyphase power systems in the late 1880s can be attributed to:
Three-phase generators are ideal for industrial uses as result of high constant power which is required to run industrial units. These generators are especially used in the following areas:
Soe typical features of an AC Three-phase generator includes, but is not limited to:
Additional advantages include:
Africa Power Equipment offers a vast range of competitively-priced three-phase generators for sale, each with their own features, uses and applications, and advantages. Some of the most popular generators include, but is not limited to:
Some of the newest generators on Africa Power Equipment’s list of stock includes, but is not limited to:
Some of the most cost-effective three-phase generators offered by Africa Power Equipment include, but is not limited to:
CAT generators are ranked as one of the best generators in the industries and they have numerous applications across industries. The reasons why they are considered the best, amidst the other top-quality generators can be attributed to:
|Power flows through one conductor||Power flows through three conductors|
|Requires two wires to complete the circuit (one phase and one neutral)||Requires three phase wires along with one neutral wire to complete the circuit|
|Up to 240V||Up to 415V|
|Operates in only one phase which may result in a power drop if a fault occurs in the network||Operates in three phases, should a fault occur in one, the others will still supply power|
|Less efficient||More efficient|
|Ideal for house appliances or devices||Ideal for larger load applications such as industrial uses|
|Requires more maintenance if the power supply fails completely||Can avoid down-time which means cost-savings on maintenance and avoids loss of operations|
|Pulsating torque||Uniform torque|
|Parallel operation is complex||Parallel operation is simplified|
One of the items which must be at the top of the list of considerations revolves around the capacity of the generator. The voltage rating as well as the number of phases must be considered. The generator must provide power at the correct voltage in addition to the number of phases which are required by the equipment to be powered.
However, if it is for business and industrial use where large machinery and equipment will require power for short or extended periods, a much larger generator that produces more power will be more suited.
Another important consideration is the fuel that the generator will use between petrol, diesel, LP gas, or natural gas. The duty and the operation of the generator must be considered regarding whether it is just for standby or for prime duty. The location of the generator must be considered regarding whether it will be kept indoors or outdoors.
Finally, the noise that is produced and the costs along with other economic considerations such as maintenance, permits, and others, must be considered.