|Compressed Air Case Studies - Conclusion|
|Written by Irish Energy Centre|
|Wednesday, 09 June 2010 09:56|
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It was clear from both case studies that properly maintained compressors operate more efficiently. It was also clear that air consumption needs to be monitored and evaluated if it is to be properly controlled. Savings can be made by matching compressor loading as accurately as possible to air demand. Both studies illustrate the fact that significant savings can be achieved by implementing a programme to continuously monitor and repair leaks.
The implementation of the type of changes proposed above would not only result in financial savings, it would also free up considerable amounts of generating capacity, allowing the site to expand further without the need for investment in new compressor capacity.