With increasing energy costs and a growing demand to be “greener”, the performance and efficiency of your compressed air systems has never been more important. Potential energy savings not only reduce the environmental impact of your business, they can also improve your bottom line. This is why you should seriously consider having a professional compressed air system audit. An audit of this kind should provide a comprehensive evaluation of your plant’s current operating practice and system performance. Once you have this data in your hand, the potential benefits for performance gains and energy savings are many.
Having a detailed analysis of your compressed air system will help in identifying improvements that can be made. Restrictions in your piping due to sizing mistakes or old pipes with rust and scale build up can be a cause of pressure loss. Reviewing your “peak” usage times can help identify posible changes in your production process to help reduce demand. An audit will help ensure that your plant has the proper sized storage to prevent excessive compressor cycling and ensuring you meet periods of peak demand. A complete analysis will also allow your control systems to be reviewed. Poorly designed control systems can result in too many compressors running or running at at higher pressure than you really need. Both of these have huge impacts on your energy consumption and cost. An audit can tell you what’s wrong with your system controls and overall design.
Most people don’t realize what the actual cost is to operate their system and how it effects their production process and quality. Once you have a compressed air system audit completed, you will see a comprehensive picture of what the real costs are. Then can you consider evaluating savings or other potential improvements and changes. You will be able to save money and energy as well as reduce your carbon footprint. If you would like to find out more about our Air Audit Services, please contact us and we’ll be happy to show you how to get the best out of your compressed air system.