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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? Determine the best configuration to regulate compressed air pressure.
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.
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
Several trends are helping evolve compressed air management.
Compressed-air piping size impacts control and cost.
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.
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.
Five simple steps could improve air compressor efficiency
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.
Properly Assess Compressed Air Demand -- A careful analysis can lead to substantial savings and more.
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.
Compressor Issues Get New Airing -- Plants increasingly re-evaluate economic and technical factors
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.
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.
An ultrasonic compressed-air leak survey can show tremendous payback and energy savings without a significant capital expenditure.
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.
Proper air preparation and maintenance is fairly simple and very cost-effective.
Readers pose solutions to a troublesome compressed air system
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.
Digital Positioner Aids Air Separation -- Tighter control enables significant boost in argon output
Linde Partners With Air Products To Serve Dow Chemical; Aims To Deliver Better Blending Solutions
OK, true perfection may not exist in compressed air systems. But implementing any sort of improvements can only help the bottom line.
Study shows lack of compressed-air-system training
Enhanced control, analysis, and communications tools can help compressed air users keep their system running reliably and at the highest efficiency.