Plastics Processor Outsources Compressed Air as the 4th Utility

Plastics Processor Outsources Compressed Air as the 4th Utility

Introduction

Outsourcing compressed air as the 4th Utility can be an excellent way to transform a high-cost, inefficient system into a modern system able to reduce the total cost of ownership. Treating compressed air as a true utility and outsourcing the entire process is a growing trend in the industry. If a plant does not generate their own power, provide their own water or deliver their own natural gas, then why not treat compressed air requirements in the same manner? This article will use a recent project as a case study to show the benefits one factory received by making the decision to outsource compressed air like a utility.

The Plastics Processor

This factory is in the plastics raw materials industry and operates 24/7 all year. The major processes, using compressed air, are air-operated control valves for mixers and material movement processes and secondly (but more importantly) the dense phase transport systems.

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