It is something that is all too common.
The performance of air nozzles, air curtains and air guns start to drop and
right away, the solution is thought to be the purchase of a new compressor. Yes
– it is true. Adding another compressor
to what a plant already has will help with boosting air pressure but that isn’t
really the solution.
Consider this example. An industrial
company was using 86 copper tubes mounted above their conveyor for blowing off
a variety of parts. This single operation had a peak demand of 196 SCFM peak
demand and their 50 horsepower compressor could not keep up. They were losing
pressure throughout their facility. Fortunately, before adding a new 50
horsepower compressor, they decided to look into engineered blowoff products.
For this application, they installed
EXAIR Model 1102 Super Air Nozzles on each tube. The reality was that the
copper tubes provided pretty lousy performance, pulling in only 3 parts room
air to one part compressed air. By comparison, the Model 1102 Super Air Nozzles
entrain 25 parts of room air to one part compressed air. With the amplified
airflow, they were able to use lower air pressures, reducing the compressed air
consumption by 43%. The air demand went from 196 SCFM down to 70 SCFM. The
energy savings was just over $9,000.00. Most importantly, performance
throughout the rest of their compressed air system was up to par with no loss
There are a number of engineered
compressed air products and it is a good idea to become familiar with them to
help your company save substantial amounts of money just like the example
above. These include:
– These low profile air curtains are surprisingly quiet and entrain 40 parts
room air to one part compressed air consumed. They include a maximum length of 2743mm
(108″) and are available in aluminium, Type 303 stainless steel, Type 316
stainless steel, and PVDF. The force can be adjusted and the Super Air Knife uses
only one-third of the compressed air of typical blowoffs.
SuperAir Nozzles – A wide assortment of these air nozzles are tailored to a wide
range of applications. They are available in a number of materials and deliver
force up to 23 pounds! All models provide a strong blast of airflow while
minimising air consumption and noise levels. Like the application mentioned
above, they typically pay for themselves in a few weeks.
– all use Super Air Nozzles to deliver the high performance without the high
noise and air consumption. A wide variety of models are available and are
designed to be ergonomic for comfort which is perfect for applications that
require extended use.
Pressure drops are also easy to monitor.
measures the usage and helps you find the waste! The digital display shows the
exact amount of compressed air being used downstream. It makes it possible to
save thousands of dollars per year in compressed air waste – helping to
identify costly leaks or inefficient air products. Many companies install the
Digital Flowmeter on each major leg of their air distribution system to
constantly monitor and reduce compressed air usage.
To upgrade to your compressed air
system, we’d like to help. Please contact:
Compressed Air Australia Pty Ltd
GPO Box 2792 Darwin NT 0801
787 688 / +61 8 8983 3999 (Int’l)Fax: 1300 787 637 / +61 8 8983 3900 (Int’l)Email: email@example.com