As the site is
operational 24 hours a day and 5 days a week, there is significant energy
required. Through analysis of the servicing requirements for the compressor
systems, Sullair was able to identify substantial power savings from
eliminating the inefficiencies of running two compressors.
Offering a Solution
The old compressor
system being used at the site included two 90kW compressors running
simultaneously. One compressor was constantly loaded 98% of its time whilst the
second compressor was unloaded for 90% of its time. Having two 90kW compressors
running constantly provides a massive drain on power and therefore Sullair
devised a solution. Remtron, the Sullair distributor investigated their total
CFM requirement and found that they could offer a Champion VOCii90VSD, which
would have enough capacity to run the plant more efficiently and significantly
reduce their energy consumption.
What was the Outcome?
After installation was
complete, an Airlinx module was supplied to monitor the compressors efficiency
performance. The results showed that by using the VOC/VSD compressor
significant power savings
have been achieved on
the site. We found that the production throughout the day has a larger
requirement of air than what is required through the night. The Airlix module
has given the customer
confidence in the
operation of the compressor, whilst the remote monitoring option allows Remtron
to provide first class service should a breakdown occur. When the customer
experienced an overheating
issue on the
compressor and the backup compressors took control. Remtron were then able to
respond immediately and fix the issue before the customer even knew there was a
problem. Through installation of the Airlinx system, the customer has been able
to maximise the power savings on the site.
tool that has been generated is access to monthly reports. This provides
customers with extensive data and a thorough understanding of how their
compressor package is performing. The Airlinx system also has an in built
service alarm for timely servicing.
The End Result
The customer receives
a positive outcome as a result of this upgrade and they now make approximate energy
savings of $36,000 per year.