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Compressed Air

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, in the U.S. compressed-air systems account for $1.5 billion per year in energy costs, and 0.5 percent of emissions. In small- to medium-sized industrial facilities, about 15 percent of compressed-air system usage can be saved with simple paybacks of less than two years. 

Leaks in an industrial compressed-air system can waste as much as 20 to 30 percent of compressor output—not only wasting money, but also causing operational problems, including:

  • Fluctuating system pressure, reducing efficiency of air tools and other equipment
  • Excess compressor capacity, increasing operating costs
  • Reduced service life and increased maintenance due to unnecessary cycling and increased run time

Optimization of compressed-air systems can provide energy efficiency improvements of 20 to 50 percent. 

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