DirectAIR® system saves automobile parts manufacturer $200,000 in energy costs
CYT is an automotive parts manufacturer that specializes in producing torque converters, catalytic converters and exhaust systems, among others. The company operates two satellite plants in front of the main production facility. One of the satellite facilities is a remanufacturing plant while the other is a small, one-shift specialty operation. At the remanufacturing site, CYT was operating two 100-horsepower (HP) air compressors to support its air demand at 60% capacity. The air compressors were older and required frequent maintenance.
In addition to maintenance and repair costs, CYT was paying for higher energy costs with the excess capacity that it had in place. For the smaller plant, the manufacturer had rented a 25-HP air compressor. The company also was using a desiccant dryer because its old refrigerant dryers were no longer operable. The desiccant dryer was causing inefficiencies that increased energy costs.
After Air Technologies® experts evaluated CYT’s compressed air system and conditions, they suggested running an underground pipe between the two plants to ensure energy efficiency and reliable compressed air at both plants. Air Technologies® also recommended a compressed air system consisting of three 75-HP air compressors, installed as a DirectAIR® solution.
The DirectAIR® solution provided CYT with continuous clean, dry air; 100% reliability; optimal energy savings and 24/7 support from Air Technologies®. By eliminating CYT’s maintenance and repair costs, excessive energy costs, ongoing rental costs, dryer purge losses and all of the internal labor needed to keep its system operational, DirectAIR® will save the manufacturer more than $200,000 over the next eight years.
Contact Air Technologies® to see if DirectAIR® can help your operation save energy costs, increase efficiency and decrease downtime.