Back to basics: Compressed air systems
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Compressed air is a necessity in many industrial applications, but it can be costly if you’re not careful. By investing some time and thought into your compressed air system, you can identify inefficiencies that, when fixed, will make compressed air an affordable solution.
By knowing the parameters of the system, the correct compressor (or multiple compressors) can be designed and selected. Then, once installed, it’s important to ensure it’s both effective and managing compressed air correctly. Compressed air leaks are expensive in a facility, and too often overlooked, which can have a detrimental effect on overall costs.
- How to assess the system.
- What size receivers to use and where to place them.
- What types of piping materials are available for various applications.
- Whether the installation requires a variable speed drive to adjust supply.
- How to search for leaks and waste.
Frank Moskowitz, Project Manager, Draw Professional Services, Cave Creek, Arizona
Ron Marshall, CET, Marshall Compressed Air Consulting, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Amara Rozgus, Content Manager, CFE Media and Technology