When is the last time you had your compressed air system looked at? Sounds like a loaded question, but an audit of your compressed air system can highlight the true costs of that system and identify chances to improve efficiency and reduce operating costs. Plus, the U.S. Department of Energy determined that, on average, of the $40,000 in energy a year it takes to run one 100 hp air compressor, up to 50% or more is wasted! In other words, proper checkups of your compressed air system, like any other piece of machinery, leads to a win-win. Here’s a breakdown of all the benefits of a compressed air system audit, courtesy of CompressAir.
A CompressAir system audit includes data logging of power, pressure, and flow (if applicable) throughout the system. This evaluation of the current air system will identify any issues within the current system which might contribute to lowered productivity, excessive costs, or downtime for unplanned maintenance. An air audit from CompressAir can identify:
- Air leaks within the existing system.
- Inappropriate uses of compressed air, which cause unnecessary drain on the system.
- System volatility due to demand events.
- Processes most sensitive to low pressure.
- High volume and intermittent uses.
- Capacity control problems.
- Maintenance issues and dependability risks.
Plus, air audits are conducted WITHOUT costing your company any downtime or lost productivity, and they reduce your operating costs by as much as 50% and cut your maintenance costs by up to 80%. Frequently, enough savings opportunities are found to allow companies to take advantage of local energy rebates towards new, more efficient equipment.
In some cases, your local utility might help finance a complete system audit. CompressAir has a DOE-certified AirMaster (of which there are only a few within the country) on staff with enough expertise to offer both levels of comprehensive air system analysis. CompressAir works with many customers that are rewarded with Energy Rebate Incentives because their improvements are saving energy costs.
“We are happy to be working with CompressAir, they are friendly, professional and when calling for a service call, they are fast about coming out to our plant,” stated a recent CompressAir customer.
Compressed air audits provide the most accurate possible data on the current system conditions to help manage the system, identify factor upgrades, and ensure the entire system operates as it should. Plus, a thorough audit can reduce operating costs 25%-50%, reduce maintenance costs 10%-80%, and can be conducted without downtime or disruption to productivity. A win-win for CompressAir clients.
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