At EXAIR, we LOVE to talk about efficient use of compressed air. That’s why I was thrilled to get a call from an engineer that works for a non-profit firm that promotes energy efficiency to enable businesses in their area improve sustainability, improve the environment, and save money.
They were working with a local company to, among other things, optimize their use of compressed air and wanted to take advantage of our free Efficiency Lab service to get the “before” data on the current blow off devices.
As you can see, they were trying to “squeeze” a little more performance out by, literally, squeezing the tip down. Thing is, it’s STILL loud and non-compliant with OSHA’s regulations about dead end pressure. And as far as performance goes, this results in only a slight change in the air flow pattern, with a minimal reduction in compressed air consumption…they’ve changed the geometry of the discharge opening, but not the cross sectional area. Our Efficiency Lab Test results provide the final answer:
Efficiency. Saving money. Safety. Sustainability. “Going Green.” If you’d like to talk about how EXAIR can help you with any…or all…of these things, give me a call.