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Did you know that 70% of the total cost of a compressed air installation consists of energy costs? This is something to consider when working out your compressed air installation budget. Below we have provided tips on how to save on energy costs while taking the environment into account. We are your partners in compressed air and ensure you are provided with all the compressed air knowledge available.
Make sure your compressor installation is operating at the correct pressure. A reduction of the pressure of 1 bar means a saving of 7-9% of the total power input of a compressor. Frequency-controlled compressors often have an adjustable operating pressure between 4 and 13 bar, accurate to 0.2 bar. Get good advice about the right pressure range for your application; that saves you energy and therefore money.
A lot of heat is created during the compression of air in your compressed air system. Efficient recycling of the heat produced by your compressor can save you a lot of money. By using a heat exchanger, the residual heat can be used for, for example, heating up steam boilers, process water or even your central heating system. By using energy recovery, you can save up to 80% of the installed capacity in energy.
Your compressed air installation is optimally used by a central compressor control. The control ensures the correct combination of compressors is used and the correct setting of the system pressure. This makes optimal use of the machines at your locating and can prevent unnecessary use of compressed air.
By properly maintaining your compressed air installation, the system remains in optimal condition and you prevent energy loss. Using genuine parts made for the specific application in your compressor ensures correct operation and maximum energy efficiency. A compressor that works correctly is the most efficient for your wallet.
Investing in Sustainability If you invest in energy-efficient compressed air, you are eligible for an energy investment allowance (EIA), with an average tax benefit of 13.5%. In addition, energy-efficient investments provide you with significant cost savings due to a lower energy bill. Our advisers are happy to carry out a compressed air measurement at your location to map out your potential energy savings.