How the imop works

Electrical power is made up of two components: active power and reactive power. Active power is referred to as the 'useful' or working energy source, which enables the electrical equipment to perform its function. Reactive power, however, does not perform 'useful' work. Its only function is to develop the electromagnetic fields (EMFs) in order to grind the induction windings of the motor.

The imop works by reclaiming, storing and then supplying the reactive power element of electricity to inductive motors and loads. As the electrical equipment operates, this reactive power is 'pulled and pushed' to and from the imop by the motor. Reactive power is then recycled by the imop, which is able to supply it on the spot without having to draw it from the national grid. Savings on electricity bills is just one of the benefits because the motors will also run cooler and more efficiently, and of course require less maintenance. Since cooler motors live considerably longer there is the added bonus of reduced expenditure on capital purchases.

Global power factor correction: Myths and Misconceptions

Anyone who has global power factor correction installed may believe that they have already increased their building's efficiency. This is a common misconception. Global power factor correction only improves the power factor (or pf) from where the unit is installed back to the electricity supplier. In fact, the only savings that are being made are between the global pf correction unit and the meter. Often these are installed next to each other anyway!

Unlike global power factor correction, imops ensure power savings are made throughout the infrastructure of the building. The fact that they are located on individual pumps etc means that they are able to make the electrical savings from each point, throughout the building infrastructure back to the meter.

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Green and Lean: The imop ticks all the boxes

  • Saves on energy bills – instantly
  • Reduces amps by up to 50%
  • Energy savings can be demonstrated at survey stage for 100% consumer confidence
  • Reduces carbon emissions
  • Reduces motor heat
  • Equipment works more efficiently
  • Motors require less maintenance
  • Equipment has a longer lifespan
  • Fast and simple installation
  • Rapid return on investment
  • Profits increased in a critical economic climate
  • Can easily be retro-fitted


Our Green Credentials

Our energy-saving claims have been independently verified by the European Union’s Environmental Technologies Verification scheme.