Earlier this morning I received a phone call from a gentleman in search of a more efficient compressed air solution. The application was to remove thermoformed plastics from a mold immediately after the mold separates. In the current state, the application is consuming ~40% of the available compressed air in the facility through the use of (9) ¼” open pipes, consuming a confirmed 288 SCFM at 60 PSIG. Due to the use of an open pipe, this customer was facing a safety and noise concern through the existing solution.
After discussing the application need and the desire to reduce compressed air use, reduce noise, and add safety, we found a suitable solution in the 1101 Super Air Nozzle. Installing (9) of these EXAIR nozzles will reduce the compressed air consumption by over 65%!!! Calculations for this savings are below.
Existing compressed air consumption: 288 SCFM @ 60 PSIG
Compressed air consumption of model 1101 @ 60 PSIG: 11 SCFM
Total compressed air consumption of (9) 1101 nozzles:
This is the percentage of air which the new EXAIR solution will consume. To put it another way, for every 100 SCFM the current solution consumes, the EXAIR solution will only require 34.38 SCFM. Installing these EXAIR nozzles will result in lower operational cost, lower noise levels, and increased safety for this customer – all while maintaining or improving the performance of the blow off solution in this application.
EXAIR Application Engineers are well versed in maximizing efficiency of compressed air systems and blow off needs. If you have an application with a similar need, contact an EXAIR Application Engineer. We’ll be happy to help.