“Some estimates indicate that poorly designed and maintained compressed air systems in the United States account for up to $3.2 billion in wasted utility payments every year,” said Paul Humphreys, vice president communications and branding, Atlas Copco Compressors LLC. “Our new program, called ‘Walk the Line,’ is a no-cost compressed air system health check designed to help a facility’s technical staff recognize areas where energy and operational costs are lost and, more importantly, identify ways to reverse this costly trend.”
A careful examination of a facility’s compressed air system will likely reveal several opportunities for reducing a plant’s energy draw. By optimizing compressed air systems, companies can see significant energy savings, resulting in lower operating costs and a minimized impact on the environment.
“Atlas Copco compressed air experts walk production lines every day in hundreds of facilities across North America and the world searching for ways to save companies money,” added Humphreys. “We conduct these system health checks for Atlas Copco customers, as well as companies running other compressor brands. The results range from a list of simple fixes to the recommendation of an in-depth system audit.”
Solutions to compressed air system issues can be as uncomplicated as sealing leaks and decreasing pressure drops to more sophisticated re-piping and compressor change recommendations. These solutions can result in potentially significant savings.
To request a free compressed air system health check, contact Paul Humphreys at [email protected] or your local Atlas Copco representative. For more information, visit www.atlascopco.us.