Compressed air and gas system manufacturer CompAir Australasia has introduced a new service for Australian business and industry that can provide cost savings on compressed air by up to 30 per cent.
CompAir’s Airnergy Analysis provides a totally integrated and comprehensive demand side audit of a business’ compressed air usage with a full measurement of energy use, actual airflow rates and pressures.
Airnergy Analysis includes the development of a leak management plan, advice on leak correction, maintenance upgrades and provision of a detailed system report.
From the Analysis data an expert University body compiles an independent report and provides recommendations. The typical payback period from implementing the report recommendations can be as short as one to two years.
CompAir’s Managing Director Gary Woodhead said a major benefit for industry was the reduction in overcapitalisation of equipment as a result of upgrading or expansion, based on the intelligence provided by the Airnergy Analysis.
Mr Woodhead said a number of leading businesses had already undertaken Airnergy Analysis, including Blue Circle Cement, One Steel, ACI Glass, Loy Yang Power, Cockburn Cement and the Murray Goulburn Co-op.
“As a result of our audit, Australia’s biggest milk processor, the Murray Goulburn Co-operative, installed the revolutionary Quantima system at its Leongatha plant in Victoria and in just five months reduced energy and maintenance costs by $147,000 and cut carbon emissions by 1900 tonnes. These savings are expected to double in a full year.”
“Murray Goulburn is Australia’s biggest exporter of processed food and is committed to environmental sustainability. The Airnergy Analysis and the Quantima system have helped the company measurably reduce its carbon footprint.”
“The company was able to replace four existing compressors with just one 300 kW Quantima unit, leaving two units for standby air."
Mr Woodhead said the Quantima System, supported by CompAir’s Airnergy Analysis, would be promoted to industry through an Australasian road show commencing in November. He recommended the presentations for all major industry compressed air users.
“With Australia’s carbon emissions trading scheme commencing in 2010, every tonne of carbon saved will be money in the bank. So as well as the energy and maintenance savings, industry will earn carbon credits and importantly, compress its carbon footprint.
“This is the future and the technology benefits all compressed air users, large and small. For example, a 300kw Quantima could cut carbon dioxide emissions by nearly 2000 tonnes over 10 years.”
Quantima’s revolutionary compression assembly has only one moving part spinning in a magnetic field, providing reduced energy consumption and improved environmental performance. It is compact and quiet in relation to comparable compressors, and provides variable speed operations without a gearbox or oil.
Compair’s Airnergy Analysis and the Quantima’s advances will be outlined at a range of free breakfasts held in Melbourne (11 November), Sydney (20 November), Brisbane (18 February 2009), Adelaide (18 March) and Perth (6 May) and Auckland New Zealand (20 May).