At UCA, our sustainability goal is to turn off horsepower, decrease energy consumption and reduce the carbon footprint of your Compressed Air System while maximizing efficiency and performance. This requires a combination of the correct equipment, appropriate system design and an effective preventative/predictive maintenance program.
An air audit can identify your system's expected vs. actual KPIs, quality of compressed air, and overall reliability of the system. The audit can also identify misuses of air and leaks throughout the piping distribution.
Stop increasing the pressure to make up for leaks and pressure drops through your compressed air system. Remember: every 2 psig = 1 percent energy consumption. Think about how much you could save with a proper design.
Replace your manual drains with zero loss drains to help increase efficiency and decrease air loss. These drains only open when liquid is present and don't allow compressed air to escape from the system. Remember, compressed air isn't free.
As much as 90% of the heat created during the compression process can be utilized for other aspects of your business. Think about the savings you could create by transferring that hot air to heat a warehouse or to heat the water used in production.
A well-planned and executed maintenance program can ensure a longer life cycle for every piece of equipment in the system. Utilize the data to help predict any upcoming adjustments or repairs that will be needed to your equipment.
Leaks represent a significant amount of wasted energy in a compressed air system. The Department of Energy estimates that leaks represent about 20-30% of wasted air. An ultrasonic leak detector is a must-have for your quarterly maintenance walkthroughs.