Air Survey of the Month

Air Survey of the Month

A plating company with a 20 year old, 50hp Atlas Copco rotary screw air compressor needs to upgrade to a new energy efficient air compressor. We performed a Measurement Box air survey that shows how efficient their compressor is running. The top graphic shows the seven day load profile. The yellow is an unloaded profile and the green shows a loaded profile. The bottom graphic shows the compressor is only loaded about 25% of the time.

The annual power cost to run this air compressor is about $14,400. By upgrading to a new Atlas Copco compressor they will save about 20% (energy cost). By upgrading to a new Atlas Copco VSD compressor the annual savings will be between 35% – 40%. The payback on the VSD is just over one year.

If your looking to upgrade your compressed air equipment and need some hard data on what it’s actually costing you and how much a new system will save you please call now at 866-468-9814 or email us at sales@aircompressors.com.