How to reduce the useless gas consumption of screw air compressor?
During the operation of the air compressor, the actual air volume produced is lower than the specified air volume due to various reasons. This is because the compressed air produces a lot of useless consumption. So how to reduce the useless air consumption of the air compressor as much as possible?
- Repair and prevent leaks
Leaks can cause problems within the system, resulting in more energy consumption and expensive resources to fix the problem. It is important to identify and repair all leaks, starting with the ones that consume the most compressed air. After repairs are completed, a continuous leak detection and elimination process should be implemented to prevent future leaks.
- Determine the gas volume
Determining the compressed air cost per machine or process Accurate air consumption and power generation allow for a correct assessment of the true operating costs. In turn, this can help manage and conserve available resources. Using higher than required pressure and extended cycle times will result in excess air usage, which can easily add unnecessary costs. If the customer’s process requires open application of compressed air, then it is recommended to regularly check the use of air nozzles, which can reduce compressed air usage by at least 30%.
- Shut down when not in use
Turn off the compressed air supply when not in use and stop supplying compressed air to applications that are not running to reduce consumption. This can be accomplished by various methods, including manually shutting off emissions or adding electromagnetic and control systems to the air supply for each operating condition. Closing valves at night or on weekends to prevent the compressor from turning to fill leaks when production is not running can be a huge source of energy savings.
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