Green Green Grass Of Home

I was listening to some oldies the other day and the song “Green Green Grass Of Home ”  came on the air. It reminded me of the latest buzz word GREEN. Everyone today is claiming their green credentials. People are singing green like kumbaya around the fire ring. But do they really know what it is to really be green or is it just a marketing ploy?

In an earlier post [ LINK ] I demonstrated that most of what is called new is only recycled time proven axioms and GREEN is no different. “We used to call it waste not want not”

For a quarter century EXAIR has been producing compressed air products that conserve compressed air. We have been “Green” long before it became chic.  With products that amplify volume 25-40 times the usage of compressed air, our customers are able to manage their energy requirements reducing their carbon footprint.

Six Steps to Optimizing your Compressed Air System

  1. Measure the air consumption to find sources that use a lot of compressed air.
    EXAIR’s Digital Flowmeter accurately measures compressed air usage and monitors waste. Trends can be monitored to find excessive air use. Detects leaks at compressed air fittings when the machinery is off. Regular monitoring can detect leaks that develop as the machinery ages.
  2. Find and fix the leaks in your compressed air system
    EXAIR’s™ Ultrasonic Leak Detector can help you find costly leaks in your compressed air system. Leaks can account for 30% of total compressor output! In many cases, finding one small leak can quickly pay for the leak detector.
  3. Upgrade your blow off, cooling and drying operations using engineered compressed air products.
    EXAIR’s™ award winning Super Air Nozzles, Super Air Knives and Super Air Amplifiers dramatically cut air consumption and noise. EXAIR’s Digital Sound Level Meter can find and isolate the source of the noisy blow offs.
  4. Turn off the compressed air when it isn’t in use
    EXAIR’s™ EFC is an electronic flow control that minimizes compressed air use by turning off the compressed air when no part is present. For use on blow off, drying, cooling, conveying and static elimination operations.
  5. Use intermediate storage of compressed air near the point of use.
    An EXAIR 60 Gallon Receiver Tank can be installed at the point of high demand so there is an extra supply of compressed air available for a short duration.
  6. Control the air pressure at point of use to minimize air consumption.
    EXAIR Pressure Regulators permit easy selection of an operating pressure that will allow the air product to work properly without using excessive amounts of compressed air. Reducing the air pressure from 100 PSIG to 80 PSIG reduces energy use by almost 20%.

Joe Panfalone
Application Engineer

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