Air compressors can be one of the leading (if not the largest) energy users in industrial manufacturing plants. There are several opportunities coming from optimizing air compressors and changing their use within a plant, which can result in substantial energy savings. Without a good understanding on how your air compressors operate, you may be letting your utility bill run out of control. Plug Smart can help by logging your compressor’s real time energy use in order to accurately calculate your energy consumption. With this data Plug Smart can help inform you on how much your air compressor is contributing to your utility bill.
Understanding how much your air compressor is currently costing you is only half the battle. There are many potential Energy Conservation Measures (ECM’s) to reduce your air compressor’s energy consumption. Some examples of the ECM’s that Plug Smart can implement to reduce your bill include the following; improving air compressor controls, reducing pressure losses through compressed air distribution lines and point of use nozzles, optimizing the staging of multiple air compressors in order to reduce energy while increasing the quality of compressed air, and utilizing air compressor waste heat for space heating. Because air compressors contain large motors and tend to operate for most of the year, these ECM’s can lead to very substantial energy savings.
Plug Smart can help you turn your inefficient air compressors into an energy efficient machine. Contact Plug Smart today and don’t let your air compressor blow your utility bill through the roof!