Did you know that compressed air is one of the most expensive forms of energy used in industry today?
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 and that’s why it’s so important to have a regular compressed air system service.
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.
Save money by reducing leaks and compressed air waste
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 typically account for 75-80% of the total cost of owning and operating an air compressor, over a typical 10 year life-cycle
Compressor Annual Energy Costs
(Based on 8,760 hours and 10 cents per kWh)
A compressed air systems service will reduce running costs
By undertaking a compressed air systems service, we can identify and implement energy saving initiatives that will reduce compressed air usage, lower energy costs and reduce carbon footprint.
Our air compressor services and 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 no cost.
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
- Implementation – of identified energy savings initiatives, adhering to best practices to ensure payback targets are met
- Verification – of system performance once the upgrades are complete
At Compressed Air Technology we do things differently when it comes to auditing, by taking what we call a ‘Systems Approach’. By looking the 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 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…
Further reading : Air compressor leak detection
If you require an air compressor service, contact us on 1300 663 113 to book an obligation free system assessment.
Compressed Air Technology
Sydney’s leading compressed air specialists
Our team of dedicated compressed air installers are true industry specialists. Installing compressed air systems on a daily basis ensures we are kept up to speed with the latest advancement in technologies.
Compressed air piping systems
Our installers are experienced in working with a wide range of piping materials such as;
- Copper (brazed or crimped)
- Stainless Steel (welded or crimped)
- Steel (welded or threaded)
Compressed air critical applications
As industry specialists we are regularly called upon to work on critical infrastructure and have invested heavily in plant and equipment to meet industry and regulatory demands for some of the following applications;
- High Purity Installations – Orbital Welding for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries
- Medical Installations – AS2896
- Respiratory Breathing Air Installations – AS1715
- High Pressure Installations – AS4042
- Railway Signalling Installations – SPG0714
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Should you require assistance with an existing or new compressed air installation project, contact us to book an obligation free system assessment.