If Walls Had Ears, They’d Hear Leaks

By: Michael Camber

I walked through a shop after hours. It was a body shop, but it could have been any shop—a machine shop, cabinet shop, fab shop. No one was there—all had gone home to rest. Continue reading “If Walls Had Ears, They’d Hear Leaks”

Trim Your Compressed Air “Waste” Line, One Pound At A Time

By: Neil Mehltretter

Anyone with a compressed air system is familiar with leaks, the energy and money losses caused by them, and the headaches associated with preventing and fixing them. What many people don’t consider though is artificial demand. Continue reading “Trim Your Compressed Air “Waste” Line, One Pound At A Time”

Fix Air Leaks & Improve Your Bottom Line

By: Matt McCorkle

Compressed air systems are in nearly every industrial facility in the United States, and the undeniable fact about those systems is: they all have leaks. The U.S. Department of Energy, supported by countless system audits, estimates the average leakage rate is 25 percent. In fact, some plants lose as much as 80 percent of their compressed air to leaks. So, if compressed air systems account for an estimated $5 billion per year in energy costs, that equates to a large amount of energy needlessly wasted and millions (if not billions) of dollars spent on lost air. In addition to added energy consumption, leaks also cost compressed air users by impacting productivity and equipment life. Continue reading “Fix Air Leaks & Improve Your Bottom Line”

Compressed Air Audits: What to Expect from Vendors and Understand about Optimization

By: Neil Mehltretter

One of the most popular methods to identify ways to lower compressed air system energy consumption is to complete a comprehensive compressed air assessment, or “air demand analysis.” If you’re bringing in an outside party to perform the service, make sure your vendor is not cutting corners and that you understand: Continue reading “Compressed Air Audits: What to Expect from Vendors and Understand about Optimization”