Have you considered how much your compressed air system costs to run? Many business owners haven’t and it’s a common misconception that compressed air is free. It’s only air, right? Wrong!
Compressed air is expensive!
Did you know that compressed air is one of the most expensive forms of energy used in industry today?
Often termed the ‘Fourth Utility’, compressed air is just as important to some businesses as electricity, water or gas. It is also very expensive to produce when you consider it takes approximately 7hp of electrical power to produce just 1hp of compressed air power…
10-15% of all industrial electricity is used to general compressed air.
Up to 15% of a plants’ total electricity usage is typically used to produce compressed air. Similarly, the power costs associated with running an air compressor will account for 75-80% of the total cost of owning and operating an air compressor, over a typical 10-year life-cycle.
- Further reading : Compressed air energy management equipment »
- Brochure : Quality and Purity Measurement for Compressed Air and Gases (PDF) »
Typical Compressor System – Annual Energy Costs
We reduce your compressed air running costs
At Compressed Air Technology we strive to identify and implement energy saving initiatives to reduce compressed air usage, lower energy costs and reduce carbon footprint.
Our Compressed Air Efficiency Audits can be simple or complex, and are developed in consultation with our clients while evaluating their specific needs. Often, a simple ‘walk the line’ audit can identify opportunities for savings that can be acted upon quickly, easily and at little or sometimes zero cost.
Typical compressor lifetime ownership cost breakdown
For those that wish to take their compressed air system efficiency a step further, we also offer more comprehensive audits, following a five step process to get the most out of your investment and reap the benefits of energy savings hidden in your system…
- Measurement – of the compressed air system, including data logging of power, flow, pressure, dew point and purity over a 7-10 day period to ascertain baseline measurements
- Analysis – of the recorded data and evaluation of the business case for upgrades with simple payback calculations
- Design – of ‘supply’ and ‘demand’ side initiatives to reduce compressed air and power consumption
- Implementation – of identified energy savings initiatives, adhering to proven best practices to ensure payback targets are met
- Verification – of system performance to ensure reductions in compressed air and power usage
At Compressed Air Technology, we do things differently when it comes to auditing, by taking what we call a ‘Systems Approach’. By looking the system as a whole, not just the plant room as is typical, we find opportunities for savings that many auditors may miss. Our ultimate aim is to reduce compressed air usage as much as possible, then match supply with demand to create a truly efficient system
Remember, every dollar wasted on an inefficient compressed air system is a dollar less on your bottom line – do something about it today by booking an obligation free System Assessment…
Should you require assistance with an existing or new compressed air installation project, contact us on 1300 663 113 to book an obligation free system assessment.
We are Sydney’s leading compressed air specialists
Compressed Air Technology are specialist consultants and contractors for the compressed air industry. Working with industrial compressed air operators to maximise efficiency, reliability and productivity. We design, supply, install, monitor and certify compressed air systems for a wide range of industries Australia wide.
Our independence is the key to our success
Huge increases in the cost of energy has seen the company start to focus on energy management. We are now regularly called upon as subject matter experts in a consulting capacity, to design compressed air systems that are efficient as well as reliable and safe. Our independence is key to our success, we are not encumbered by the constraints of a typical compressor dealer, we design each system with an open mind and scour the market for equipment that best suits our clients needs.
We use specialist compressed air equipment
The company has invested heavily in specialist measuring, monitoring and testing equipment, along with the training of personnel to operate and understand measurement and monitoring methods for compressed air and gas systems. Our whole approach sets Compressed Air Technology apart from the crowd, we believe in what we do, are passionate about compressed air and strive to build long lasting, mutually beneficial relationships with a wide range of clients across a variety of sectors.