Smart scale energy solutions for compressed air systems
Reduce costs with improved system performance
Compressed air systems are complex systems and often "grow over time”. With constant system monitoring using meaningful KPIs, operators, supervisors and management are kept informed and constructive energy management is possible. As up to 85% of total costs of a compressed air system are energy costs, investment in measurement and system equipment pays off. We help you to reach your targets with our smart scale energy solutions for compressed air systems.
The key to evaluate the compressor performance is the specific power or air consumption. It is the basis to:
Benchmark compressors and optimize their use
Optimize control system/load profile
Assess system/performance improvements
Apart from efficiency calculation the compressors power consumption indicates load/idling times which have a significant influence on energy costs. Another parameter of greatest importance for the compressor and system performance is the pressure.
System balancing and leakage
Typical plants have a leakage rate of 20-30% of the total compressed air production capacity. In well maintained systems this loss can be reduced to less than 10%. By using flow measurement at different points in the air systems balancing can be used to calculate leakage loss “in time” and thus:
Detect and repair disruptions or leakages
Avoid operation loss
Avoid longer compressor runtime
Reduce maintenance and increased unscheduled downtime
Avoid adding unnecessary compressor capacity
The allocation of energy usage to specific areas and processes is one of the key factors for energy management systems (e.g. ISO 50001) and precondition for transparent bookkeeping. The exact measurement of air consumption per unit of product is also helpful to optimize production processes. Furthermore the data are suitable for a carbon footprint evaluation.