According to the Compressed Air and Gas Institute (CAGI), a single quarter-inch leak in a compressed air line can cost a facility anywhere from $8,000 to more than $25,0000 per year.
Find and Fix the Leaks: Locating and fixing these leaks can save a significant amount of money. If your pipe system is more than five years old, leaks may be consuming up to 25% or more of system capacity. Remember, approximately 80% of leaks are not audible.
Prevent New Leaks: Maintenance is always less expensive than fixing or replacing a system. Schedule routine leak checks. Insect your piping system, if your pipes are clean and dry, that means the air quality is good so corrosion is unlikely. Maintain your air compressor, keep dryers, filters, drains and downstream filters clean to provide good air pressure and uncontaminated air.
If you detect sludge or contaminants in the piping, it’s a good bet corrosion is happening. This can lead to leaks. Sludge must be addressed immediately. Again, dry, filtered air is essential to keep pipes clean to prevent leaks and save you energy costs.
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