Healthy Pipe Systems = Big Savings $$$$
Have you ever wondered why your air compressor operates at 120 psi, but you’re only using 90 psi on the manufacturing floor? How about those weekends when the plant is shutdown, yet the compressors continue to run until Monday? Has your boss asked you to figure out a way to reduce energy costs? If the answer to any of these questions is “yes”, this article could be very useful to you.
While there can be a few varying explanations for these occurrences, the vast majority stem from your compressed air piping system. The piping system in your facility can be compared to your body’s cardiovascular system, pumping the right amount of air at the right pressure to areas on the floor where it’s needed. When there are fluctuations or gaps in this performance, output can suffer and the system can fail, resulting in serious bottom-line damage. Therefore, it is important to consider ways to keep this system “healthy.”