ENERGY SAVINGS AT MILK, CHEESE, AND
ICE CREAM PLANTS

By Ron Marshall for the Compressed Air Challenge® Compressed air system refinements have cut operating costs at a Milk Plant located in Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada by 62%, for annual savings of nearly $30,000. The improvements were made following a compressed air audit that recommended consolidating two compressed air systems into one, installing a variable speed…

A FORMULA TO COMBAT PRESSURE DROP

Did you know that for every ten linear feet of pipe, the diameter of the intake piping should be increased by 1”, or by one pipe size?  This will ensure adequate flow of air to the intake which will prevent excess pressure drop.   Excess pressure drop at the intake causes your compressor to consume more…

EXCESSIVE OIL IN YOUR AIR COMPRESSOR

When excess amounts of oil become aerosolized by the compressor’s discharge, it can be damaging to pneumatic tools and accessories. Even worse, oily discharge can cause ill effects on applications, sometimes to the point where projects must be scrapped and reworked entirely. Luckily, the problem is usually easy to identify and remedy, since oily discharge…