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Air Compressor energy efficiency

Air Compressor energy efficiency

ENERGY awareness is a major factor in everyday living. With rising energy costs and the need to reduce carbon emissions ABAC & ALUP have introduced a range of machines designed to maximize the energy efficiency and reduce your energy costs. With 10-12% of all power generated in the UK used for the production of compressed air there are tremendous saving potentials. Typically, up to 20% of a factory energy consumption is attributed to the operation of the compressed air system.

Energy Audits

To make your compressed air installation the most energy efficient possible we need to understand in depth how your system is running. With our latest energy audit (datalogging) equipment we are able to monitor and record your compressors behaviour during your normal weekly usage cycle. Using the latest datalogging technology we are able to monitor multiple machines across different areas of your premises. Once we have the data logged on our systems we are able to analyse your system and produce a full energy report. This report highlights how much compressed air is being used, leakage rates, air compressor on and offload timings and pressure drops. This enables us to work out exactly much your compressed air is costing you. We are also able to create an electronic model your system enabling us to simulate how changes to your system would effect your energy usage. The goal of all this is to reduce your energy usage and maximize your potential savings.

Leak detection

A very effective way to reduce your energy costs and improve your energy efficiency is to simply reduce the number of air leaks in your compressed air system. Leaks are normally found in pipework, joints, nozzles or anywhere where there is high air usage. We have very sensitive air detection systems that can identify leaks in your compressed air systems. Often we find up to 30% of the compressed air you produce is lost through leaks. We will complete a detailed study of your site and produce a detailed report of what the leaks are and potential savings. Our air leak reports start from £500.

Key product features

  • We run a series of energy efficiency programmes including data-logging and leak detection
  • We help you design, specify and install your compressed air system so you get the most effcient system
  • We work with some of the worlds biggest air compressor manufacturers where energy efficiency is fundamental
  • Over 30 years experience designing energy efficient compressed air system