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Inflate Compressed Air System Efficiency

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Compressed air plays an important role at many process plants. However, compressed air usually is one of the most-expensive utilities, so minimizing inefficiencies is crucial. Here’s a guide to ways to tell if your air compressor is inefficient.

Are VSD-controlled compressors best for regulating air pressure?

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Are VSD-controlled compressors best for regulating air pressure? Determine the best configuration to regulate compressed air pressure.

Compressed Air: Catch An Energy Thief

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One of the problems with compressed air is the high cost of the power input that feeds the air compressors compared with the actual mechanical power that comes out at a compressed-air-powered device.

Deter Difficulties with Instrument Air Dryers

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Desiccant dryers play a key role in many compressed air systems yet many failures of such dryers have occurred. Detecting when the dryers fail can be difficult. Here are pointers for effective monitoring and evaluation

5 Compressed Air Innovations Save Money

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Several trends are helping evolve compressed air management.

Compressed Air Systems: The Secret is in the Pipe

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A common error we see in compressed air systems, in addition to poor piping practice, is line sizes too small for the desired air flow.

Upgrade Compressed Air Systems

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Compressed air is the most expensive utility at many plants. So, facilities are striving to improve efficiency of compressed air systems. Besides adjusting system operation and use, they are taking advantage of advances in compressors and other hardware.

Optimize Your Compressed Air Systems

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Five simple steps could improve air compressor efficiency

Properly Assess Compressed Air Demand

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Properly Assess Compressed Air Demand -- A careful analysis can lead to substantial savings and more.

Compressor Issues Get New Airing

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Compressor Issues Get New Airing -- Plants increasingly re-evaluate economic and technical factors

Cut Air Consumption, Part I

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Air, a much-used "free" utility in processing plants, still requires substantial amounts of money to run compressors and fans. See how one company achieved sizable savings.

Optimize Compressed Air System Controls

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Compressed air often is the most expensive as well as most misused, mismanaged and wasted utility at a plant. Selecting the most-appropriate control strategy requires evaluation of the system design, load profile and plant demand.

6 Tips To Effectively Remove Contaminants From Compressed Air

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Keeping compressed air dry and free of contaminants is crucial. This article discusses pre-filtration in the utility room as well as point-of-use filtration, and provides six tips for effective filtration that also minimizes leakage.

Don’t Err with Compressed Air

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From leaks to inadequate inlet air conditioning to miss-sized equipment, a compressed air system can suffer from a variety of problems that can impair performance.

Recover Heat from Air Compression

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Recovering the heat byproduct of air compression can lead to energy savings as well as reduced carbon dioxide emissions. This article offers tips for assessing whether a heat-recovery system makes sense and about potential uses for the recovered heat.

Detect Compressed Air Leaks Via Ultrasound

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An ultrasonic compressed-air leak survey can show tremendous payback and energy savings without a significant capital expenditure.

Utilities: Maximize Your Air Supply

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Proper air preparation and maintenance is fairly simple and very cost-effective.

Air Products Moves Forward On Carbon Capture Project

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Air Products Moves Forward On Carbon Capture Project -- The Allentown, Pa.-based company has been a team member of several carbon capture projects around the world.

Deflate Compressed Air Difficulties

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Readers pose solutions to a troublesome compressed air system

Compressed Air: In Search Of Perfection

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OK, true perfection may not exist in compressed air systems. But implementing any sort of improvements can only help the bottom line.

Consider Air Seals Advantages

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Air seals for rotating equipment may offer advantages over packing or mechanical seals. They have no contacting parts to wear and require less maintenance but pose some issues of their own.

Case Study: Digital Positioner Aids Air Separation

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Digital Positioner Aids Air Separation -- Tighter control enables significant boost in argon output

Compressed Air Systems See Real Improvement

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Enhanced control, analysis, and communications tools can help compressed air users keep their system running reliably and at the highest efficiency.

Linde Partners With Air Products To Serve Dow Chemical; Aims To Deliver ...

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Linde Partners With Air Products To Serve Dow Chemical; Aims To Deliver Better Blending Solutions

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