Part 4 of 6: Turn it off.

Well trusty blog readers, we are 2/3 of the way to an optimized compressed air system. We have already learned how to measure our compressed air operation usage. This was done using an EXAIR Digital Flow Meter. The next step was to find any leaks in the system using the EXAIR Ultrasonic Leak Detector, and then fix them permanently. This is going to allow you to see just the cost of your current blow offs. Then we implemented any and all applicable EXAIR Intelligent Compressed Air Products. By implementing the EXAIR Products we were not only able to save compressed air but also lower the noise level of the surrounding area. This also aided with our OSHA compliance. The next step is to turn of the applications when they are not needed. This proposes the question.

If your product is not a continuous run that requires your compressed air operation to be on all the time then take a look into the EXAIR Electronic Flow Control, EFC for short. This device will allow you to control how long your compressed air operation is turned on or off with each trigger of the sensor. A very good example of this is depicted below with computer monitors. You can see when the screen was not in the air stream the air did not need to be on. This is a prime case for an EFC to be installed. If you wish to know more detailed information on this example such as how much the customer was able to save click on the picture for the link.

The best part of this step in our Six Steps to Compressed Air Optimization is, the objective is clear. When your compressed air doesn’t need to be on turn it off and save. For more information on the EFC or our Six Steps to Compressed Air Optimization feel free to contact us.

Until next week.

Brian Farno
Application Engineer
Twitter: @EXAIR_BF

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