Minimize air compression waste with three ways to stop compressed air leaksSeptember 16, 2014 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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Air leak compression prevention is the best source of cost and energy protection.
Proper and regular checks of air leaks in automated equipment and machinery saves more than money for your business’ books; the return of investment on industrial compressed air systems goes up since compressed air conservation boosts overall machinery efficiency and operating output.
Wasteful blowoffs or unwanted compressed air leaks accounts to up 30% of air leakage and a surplus of electricity bills, all of which is avoidable with proper air leak detection.
EXAIR Corp. is all about “going green” – for both our environment and for your wallet. We’ve recommended three steps to take toward to the journey of optimizing your compressed air system to maximum performance.
For more “going green” tips take a virtual stroll through our optimization section at www.exair.com.
Step 1: Select a digital flowmeter made to measure precise air consumption readings
To locate the source using a surplus of compressed air, choosing the correct air leak detector ensures accurate air consumption totals.
Not all flowmeters measure up. With accurate measurements of compressed air monitoring and usages, the EXAIR Digital Flowmeter ™ offers easy installation, minimal calibration or adjustments, an easy-to-read digital readout display of actual airflow.
This unit also spots excessive air use trends and has the capability to regularly monitor leakage areas developing inside the machine as it ages.
Step 2: Search and repair leaks inside the compressed air system
Use of a leak detector a day keeps the repair man away because by detecting even one small leak, the leak detector already pays for itself saving you and your business up to 30 per cent of potential total compressor output loss.
Turn that potential loss into a win with the EXAIR Ultrasonic Leak Detector, which detect leaks of air compressed fittings of leakage up to 20’ away all the while operating soundly and accurately in noisy plant or factory settings.
Step 3: Turn off compressed air when not in operation
Sounds like simple enough advice, but a practical one nonetheless for multifunctional or multi-operational applications involving many moving automation parts.
Another EXAIR compressed air solution is our EFC™, the uniquely designed electronic flow control, shutting off compressed air when a compressed attachment or component is not present.
Best for photoelectric sensor dust- and water-resistant properties, the EXAIR EFC™ is seamlessly installed for 100-240 VAC equipment for blowoff, cooling, conveying, drying and static elimination operations.