Don’t Let Your Compressed Air Usage Get You Snowed

Well ladies and gentlemen, we got a nice 0.25″ thick layer of ice overnight, and another 8-12″ of snow throughout the morning today, on top of the 4″ that fell yesterday.  Schools are closed again, and some local counties have issued Level 3 Snow Emergencies, meaning only absolutely mandatory driving is allowed.  We are experiencing the literal meaning of the common slang term, to get snowed.

Of course, the literal meaning of “snowed” is to be physically buried by snow.  But, one could also compare this to figuratively being “snowed” by a wasteful compressed air system.  Open blowoffs and leaks throughout a plant can cause a much greater demand than necessary on a central compressed air system, starving key equipment of needed compressed air and driving the overall cost of compressed air production and consumption way up. 

Unfortunately, many folks do not even realize the amount of air and energy that could be being wasted around their plant.  But, EXAIR has two tools available to help find this wasted air.  The Ultrasonic Leak Detector can be used to find even the smallest leaks around a plant.  Fixing just a couple small leaks can save quite a bit of money over time.  We also have two Digital Flow Meters available that can determine the actual amount of air being used in a given area.  Replacing the high-usage open blowoffs with our low consumption engineered Super Air Knives and Super Air Nozzles will also provide a great cost savings over a short amount of time. 

Give us a call if you are interested in finding leaks and saving money on your compressed air system.  We would be glad to help.

Emily Mortimer
Application Engineer

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