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Saving energy with air compressors and compressed air equipment

Whether your concerns lie in environmental well being or reducing electrical costs reducing the amount of power required to run a compressed air system can make a big difference to your organisation.

There are a number of things you can do to save energy and we have detailed a few below:-

Checking for leaks on your compressed air system
Approximately £100,000,000.00 worth of electricity is wasted each year in the UK because of the all to familiar hiss of compressed air escaping from a leak. The most common places to find leaks is on worn quick release couplings and pipework joints. The carbon trust offers the following guide on how to find and cure compressed air leaks.

Alternatively we can quote to complete remedial work to your compressed air system.
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If you do have leaks it is particuarly important to shut down your air compressor when not in use.

Variable speed drive air compressors
A bit of a buzz word in the pneumatics industry; A VSD air compressor offers great savings of upto 40% on your electrical costs. The more fluctuation there is in your compressed air demand the greater the savings potential from using VSD equipment. A variable speed drive air compressor works by varying the amount of power going to the motor based on the demand for compressed air. Typical savings range from 20-35% in a standard environment.
When are VSD's not so good?
The inverter inside a variable speed drive is a fragile piece of equipment. We would not recommend putting a VSD air compressor in an environment where it is exposed to excessive heat or dust.

We offer a range of new variable speed drive air compressors and also a retrofit service

For further information on energy saving air compressors please get in contact

Air compressor management equipment
When using multiple air compressors they are often linked via the existing controllers. While this works fine there are potential savings using a centrallised compressed air management board. Potential energy savings vary greatly depending on the setup of the compressors however the largest savings are available when there are machines of different sizes operating together.

Reducing pressure
A 1 bar reduction in your operating pressure can reduce energy costs by 4%.
For further information take a look at our article here

If you would like to know more about saving energy with compressed air equipment please do not hessitate to contact us
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