Compressed Air System Efficiency
Leaks are a significant source of wasted energy in a compressed air system, often wasting as much as 20 to 30 percent of the compressor’s output. Compressed air leaks can also contribute to problems with system operations, including:
• Fluctuating system pressure, which can cause air tools and other air-operated equipment to function less efficiently, possibly affecting production
• Excess compressor capacity, resulting in higher than necessary costs
• Decreased service life and increased maintenance of supply equipment (including the compressor package) due to unnecessary cycling and increased run time.
Power disturbances can result in costly downtime, loss of critical data and even equipment damage. An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) can deliver backup power in case of an outage or power quality issue. UPS devices range from single units that protect individual computers to larger systems that provide protection for clusters of equipment or an entire facility.Read More Tips