Wednesday 4 March 2015

Reducing energy costs associated with compressed air by 60%.

 A new whitepaper entitled “Reduce energy costs in compressed air systems by up to 60%”.The whitepaper, which can be downloaded here free, clearly outlines how  engineers can identify where potential energy savings can be made and discusses compressed air generation costs, the effects of leakages and implementing solutions to reduce energy consumption overall.

In order to survive in a tough competitive environment, many companies are searching for ways to make savings in their production. Such savings can often be found in their existing compressed air systems, which have generally been in place for many years. Up to 60% of energy costs can be saved through optimisation at both the production facility and system level. However companies can only achieve this target by considering the compressed air system as a whole.

All areas, from generation through preparation and distribution to application, must be taken into account and factored into the choice of subsequent measures. The necessary equipment must also be available for performing reliable analysis and implementation. In many cases, the measures have a positive effect because they reduce the need for maintenance in the future. Since potential sources of failure are being eliminated, general process reliability and productivity will increase.

“An integral approach to optimising energy usage in a compressed air system has a range of benefits for the operator, including saving costs across operation, maintenance and servicing of the system,” says Steve Sands, product manager at Festo. “Like any other technology, compressed air systems are efficient if they are designed, used and maintained professionally.”

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