EXAIR Could Save You $15 While Eating Lunch

At EXAIR we manufacture engineered compressed air products.  We have compressed air saving nozzles, safety air guns, vortex tubes, and even pneumatic vacuums – all engineered to be as efficient as possible.

Considering that compressed air is the most expensive utility to generate, it makes sense to keep compressed air use to a minimum.  Replacing open pipes used to blow off or cool an application with an EXAIR engineered product can save time and add OSHA compliance to a workspace.

Mold Application 1

Mold Application 2

For example, the photos above show a dry mold application.  The end user initially used drilled holes in a series of pipes operated at 80 PSI to blow off and cool the molds during production.  Not only was this an inefficient use of compressed air, it was also unsafe.

With an average hole size of 1/8”, and an average of (60) drilled holes per mold, the potential savings were HUGE!  An open 1/8” hole at 80 PSIG can consume 18.4 SCFM.  Replacing this drilled hole with an EXAIR model 1103 1/8” Mini Super Air Nozzle will reduce the air consumption to 10 SCFM – a savings of 47%!  With the potential to upgrade 240 drilled holes to an EXAIR engineered nozzle, the total compressed air savings are over 2,000 SCFM.

With a savings of 2000 SCFM, and a lunch break of 30 minutes, this end user would save 60000 SCF – during lunch!  At a cost of $0.25/1000SCF, this equates to a savings of $15.00 every day during lunch alone.  Extrapolating the savings out on an 8 hour shift, the savings become:


$1,200/week  (operating (5) days/week)

$62,400/year  (operating (52) weeks/year)

In short, EXAIR nozzles put over $60k back into this company’s bottom line.

You can be next, just give us a call.

Lee Evans
Application Engineer

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