You may have asked…why should I switch over to an engineered compressed air product if my system already works? Or…How can your products be much different?
Manufacturing has always been an advocate for cost savings, where they even have job positions solely focused on cost savings. Return on Investment (ROI) is a metric they look toward to help make good decisions for cost savings. The term is used to determine the financial benefits associated with the use of more efficient products or processes compared to what you are currently using. This is like looking at your homes heating costs and then changing out to energy efficient windows and better insulation. The upfront cost might be high but the amount of money you will save over time is worth it.
How is ROI calculated? It is very simple to calculate out the potential savings of using an EXAIR Intelligent Compressed Air® Product. We have easy to use calculators on our websites Resources where filling in a few blanks will result in an ROI when switching to a EXAIR product! Here they Are, Calculators.
I’ll go ahead and break down the simple ROI calculations for replacing open blow offs with an EXAIR Super Air Nozzle:
- ¼” Copper Pipe consumes 33 SCFM at 80 psig (denoted below as CP)
- A Model 1100 ¼” Super Air Nozzle can be used to replace and only uses 14 SCFM at 80 psig (denoted below as EP)
(CP air consumption) * (60 min/hr) * (8 hr/day) * (5 days/week) * (52 weeks/year) = SCF used per year for Copper Pipe
(33) * (60) * (8) * (5) * (52) = 4,118,400 SCF
(EP air consumption) * (60 min/hr) * (8 hr/day) * (5 days/week) * (52 weeks/year) = SCF used per year for EXAIR Product
(14) * (60) * (8) * (5) * (52) = 1,747,200 SCF
SCF used per year for Copper Pipe – SCF used per year for EXAIR Product = SCF Savings
4,118,400 SCF – 1,747,200 SCF = 2,371,200 SCF in savings
If you know the facilities cost to generate 1,000 SCF of compressed air you can calculate out how much this will save. If not, you can use $0.25 to generate 1,000 SCF which is the value used by the U.S. Department of Energy to estimate costs.
(SCF Saved) * (Cost / 1000 SCF) = Yearly Savings
(2,371,200 SCF) * ($0.25 / 1000 SCF) = $592.80 annual Savings
With the simple investment of $42 (as of date published) you can calculate out the time it will take to pay off the unit.
Time Until payoff:
(Yearly Savings) / (5 days/week * 52 weeks/year) = Daily Savings
($592.80/year) / (5 days/week * 52 weeks/year) = $2.28 per day
(Cost of EXAIR Unit) / (Daily Savings) = Days until product has been paid off
($42) / ($2.28/day) = 17.9 days
As you can see it doesn’t have to take long for the nozzle to pay for itself, and then continue to contribute toward your bottom line.
If you have any questions about compressed air systems or want more information on any of EXAIR’s products, give us a call, we have a team of Application Engineers ready to answer your questions and recommend a solution for your applications.