Energy accounts for as much as 75% of the lifetime cost of a compressed air system. That means even small efficiency improvements can have a big financial (and environmental) impact. Monitoring basic performance parameters can be the first step in achieving these big savings. This is where compressed air and gas measuring sensors come in.
Small things can add up over time. This is especially true for leaks in compressed air systems. Leakages are often considered the biggest waste of energy in compressed air installations. Up to 30% of the cost of compressed air can be saved by eliminating leaks.
|Compressed air is quite expensive!|
|Medium-sized production plant|
|Company size||200 employees|
|Typical compressor capacity||16m3/min = 960m3/h (565 cfm)|
|Efficiency factor||80% including night-idling|
|Electrical power input||100kW|
|Daily operation time||2 shift operation / 16 h|
|Annual operation time||276 days = 4416h|
|Energy costs||4416 h x 80 kW x 0.11 €|
|Leakages||Approximately 20% to 30% of the total consumption, this is typical for old plants|
|➟ approx. 10,000 €|
Maximizing compressed air system efficiency doesn’t stop with plugging leaks. Many other parameters play a key role. These include flow, pressure dew point, pressure, temperature, power consumption and air quality:
Pneumatech’s easy-to-install compressed air and gas measuring sensors help you monitor these parameters and implement the necessary interventions.
Pneumatech offers a complete range of compressed air and gas measuring sensors. These include:
Once all your sensors are set up, you don’t have to monitor their findings individually. All our sensors, as well as any third-party sensors and meters, can be connected to our Chart Recorders. These offer the convenience of viewing all the readings in one glance and of storing the data.
The PMH Basic Data software makes all this data available in graphic and table form. Its intuitive operation allows for all important product functions to be retrieved via the dashboard. Users can view the minimum or maximum measured values, the time and the length of occurrence in one overview. The software issues a consumption report for all connected sensors at daily, weekly or monthly intervals.
To know more about how you can make your compressor more cost-efficient and optimized for your application, explore our proven measurement products.