The above title proved very true in a work experience of my father’s. After working in the mill for several years, he drew up a new piece of process equipment which would eventually turn in to something that they put in place on the production line. This was all done from his idea that he was able to place on a scrap piece of paper as a drawing. While he wasn’t the decision maker in the process, he was the person who saw what kind of impact this device could have and knew the people he had to get the information to.
That brings me to the topic of this blog, don’t ever think an idea is too small to warrant a reward. This can ring true throughout any type of application, including compressed air. There have been instances where a maintenance worker, or even a new operator, have called in to speak to me here asking what can they do to lower the noise in the work area when they are using the hand held blow gun the company supplies. After talking to them about what they are trying to achieve with the blow gun and how much air they are currently using, we generally find that they can save a good amount of compressed air, lower the noise level, and become OSHA compliant, all by changing this one simple tool. Once they have all the benefits that their company will see from implementing our engineered solution, they can then propose this to the decision makers.
For the most part, companies will at the very least entertain ideas like this. When you back that idea up with some relevant data on how much money the company will save, or the fact that is will make the work environment safer and more enjoyable, then you will more than likely get a little more attention. The main point is to ensure that you are getting that information to the correct person and that you have the correct information. That is one of the many reasons that EXAIR has a full team of Application Engineers who can help you identify how much air you might be using, what products will fit the need, and what kind of benefits your company will see. On top of all the information that we have available for free, we even offer the chance to get compensation for sharing application data with us.
That’s right, we will compensate you for sharing your cost savings, sound level reductions or application improvements, with us. This is all possible through our Case Study program. All you have to do to find out more is contact any Application Engineer. We simply need some photographs of the application and some quantitative data for the benefits you have gained. Don’t know what your current device is using, take advantage of our EXAIR Efficiency Lab, that will give us a good amount of information we need to then, help you solve a problem as well as produce a Case Study.
If you would like to discuss your compressed air systems or how we can help you, please contact us.