Seven ways to slash compressed air costs
In today’s economy, discovering ways to reduce costs and save energy is always a plus to your bottom line. Here are seven suggestions that can help slash your compressed air costs.
Compressed Air is considered an "industrial utility" today ...and here are 7 great tips to help you get the most out of your compressor for the least cost...
If you are looking for ways to cut your compressed air energy usage and costs...here are seven very effective and relatively easy steps you can take to bring more profit to the bottom line.
2. Lower your Air Pressure
3. Use Synthetic Air Compressor Oil and you can reduce AMP draw an average of 8%.
4. Turn off your air compressor when it is not in use.
This seems pretty obvious…but not often followed in many cases. If you run only one or two shifts needing compressed air, then it makes sense to turn off your compressor when not in use.
When your air compressor is not running – you will be saving energy!
5. Eliminate any compressed air flow restriction
6. Use ZERO AIR LOSS DRAINS
7. Keep compressor inlet filter clean
How to figure the ELECTRICAL ENGERY COST of running your Air Compressor
Electrical cost = Total Compressor HP x .746 x hours x Kw cost / motor efficiency
Example: 50 hp air compressor that runs 8 hours a day 5 days a week for a year with a $.06 Kw electric rate and a 90% efficient electric motor.
Look at your electric power bill. Find the Amount due $____ and divide by the total KW shown on the bill. This is your cost per KW.
Note: Motor efficient can be found on the motor data tag.(it should be a %)
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tommy McGuire, McGuire Air Compressors, Inc.