Energy saving control systems offers the ability to reduce system operating costs by shutting off equipment not required. Power cost savings, maintenance savings, and the potential to have backup equipment available are some of the benefits customers have realized with Scales control system packages.
These controllers can do everything from energy savings to sequencing multiple compressors to providing critical information to the operators and end user. Scales patented $mart Sequencer® has provided customers with real energy savings. We have multi-tier level solutions to control any type of compressed air system from small reciprocating compressors through large centrifugal compressor systems. Call Scales to evaluate your opportunities and learn about our family of controllers & sequencers.
Let us show you how to reduce your energy costs starting today. Our patented $mart Sequencer® has reduced energy bills & saved millions of dollars for our customers.
Check out our article in Compressed Air Best Practice magazine. Bob Copell, Process Cooling Specialist at Scales, provided case studies on how he was able to improve his customers cooling process and overall system performance. Call any one our locations to learn how you can save energy on your cooling system. www.scalesair.com/locations-a-directionsClick the above picture to read more.
Are you putting off large projects because of capital restrictions? Did you know that you could qualify for as much as 50% or more funding from your MA or NH utility company?
Our Massachusetts office recently replaced an older, inefficient compressed air system for a heavy industrial manufacturer. They will save $14,000 a year with lower maintenance costs, 100% backup and room to expand!
The air dryer is probably the most overlooked cooler in the system. At a minimum, a dirty condenser will cause water in the lines. At a maximum, it will cause dryer failure.
A lot of people are tempted to blow out the dirt with compressed air. This only moves the dust which will end up back in the condenser when the fan comes on. We recommend vacuuming the condenser. Whichever method you decide to use, be careful not to bend the fins and always make sure to check the drain trap.
On the air compressor, a dirty cooler can also cause a couple of things to happen if not cleaned regularly. The compressor will run hot and potentially shutdown on high temperatures. If left unresolved, you can have varnishing of the lubricant, bearing failure or worse, a fire.
If your compressor includes an aftercooler, the high inlet temperature that the dryer sees, would cause the dryer not to function properly.
Cleaning the dryer & compressor cooler would be done during your regular maintenance and should be checked during your weekly visual inspection.
With the warmer weather approaching, now is the time to check and clean the coolers on your air compressors. Dirty coolers lead to unwanted breakdowns and costly repairs. Keeping your coolers clean is essential for the proper operation and of your air compressors. Don’t wait for your unit to shut down on hot days, call Scales today to find out more. www.scalesair.com/locations-a-directions
Did you know if your air compressor is still under the manufacturer’s warranty, you need to purchase and install OEM parts and lubricant to maintain it? In addition, some warrantees require periodic lubricant analysis. Scales can provide the OEM parts and lubricant and analysis.
Give any one of our locations a call. www.scalesair.com/locations-a-directions
With the winter hopefully behind us, it’s time to think about maintenance on your refrigerated dryer in your compressed air system. As humidity levels increase during the spring and summer months, moisture can accumulate in the air system if not properly maintained. This will reduce efficiencies and eventually cause sensitive instruments; such as actuator valves, solenoid valve and air motors to fail.
This type of service can be covered under our typical Preventative Maintenance Agreement (PMA). Call Scales for more information on our PM agreements or to set up your maintenance appointment. Down time is expensive….Our PMA’s are not! Check out this video on refrigerated air dryers. www.scalesair.com/locations-a-directions
Looking to install new compressed air piping or add on to your existing piping system? Scales Industrial Technologies’ innovative modular aluminum piping system is the answer. Our system utilizes powder coated piping with heavy duty, reusable metal fittings and connectors. Continue reading →
Running your air compressor at higher pressures than needed will cause you to use more energy and compressed air. An Amplifier (Booster) like the one below allows you drop the air pressure in the primary system and send high pressure air only to the device that needs it, thereby saving you money. Applications vary for each system so give Scales a call to find the solution that will work for you. www.scalesair.com/locations-a-directions