Energy efficiency: Focus on compressed air systems
There are many factors affecting the bottom line of a facility. A leak or inefficiency in a compressed air system may spell higher costs.
Compressed air leaks are not only a direct source of wasted energy, they also can contribute to system pressure drops, making pneumatic equipment function less efficiently and shortening its life cycle. Air leaks cause equipment to cycle more frequently, thereby increasing the running time of the air compressors, which leads to additional maintenance requirements and possible increased unscheduled downtime.
- Understand how to analyze air consumption.
- Learn about reducing the air pressure, and its affects.
- Consider options for turning the unit off.
- Learn about ways to eliminate waste.
- Gather tips on ways to check for leaks.
Tom Taranto, Principal Engineer and Owner, Data Power Services LLC, Baldwinsville, New York
Eric Bessey, President, TTed Solutions, Beaverton, Oregon
Amara Rozgus, Content Manager, CFE Media and Technology