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Published by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Resource Dynamics Corporation in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Compressed air -- Storage.,
  • Compressed air -- Industrial applications.,
  • Air-compressors.

Book details:

The Physical Object
Pagination122 p.
Number of Pages122
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17590598M

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Improving Compressed Air System Performance: A Sourcebook for Industry is a cooperative effort of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Advanced Manufacturing Office and the Compressed Air Challenge®. EERE originally undertook this proje ct as part of a series of sourcebook. @article{osti_, title = {Improving compressed air system performance: a sourcebook for industry}, author = {}, abstractNote = {This source book is designed to provide compressed air systems users with a reference that outlines opportunities for systems performance improvements. Detecting air leaks. All compressed air systems have leaks. Regularly testing your system for leaks is one of the most important ways you can improve energy efficiency and save money. Air treatment. Reducing impurities in the air taken in by the compressor can improve system efficiency, and can increase the life and performance of end-use. You can recapture that heat as a method to improve your building’s overall efficiency. Keep Your System Clean. Like any other significant investment, regular cleaning and maintenance of your compressed air system will improve efficiency. Air compressors use 10 percent of the energy generated in the US. Make sure this isn’t wasted air.

This system design engineering guide covers the fundamentals of compressed air technology and highlights ways to improve efficiency in a compressed air system. Topics include: Fundamentals of compressed air production; Air treatment; Efficient controls; Optimizing performance to meet actual demand; Heat recovery; Compressed air audits; Piping. Improving Compressed Air System Performance, A Sourcebook for Industry. In manufacturing, fan reliability is critical to plant operation. For example, where fans serve material handling applications, fan failure will immediately create a process stoppage. In industrial ventilation. Improving Compressed Air System Performance F A Sourcebook for Industry April - Rev. 0 One way to tell if a system is being maintaine d The compressor lubricant and lubricant filter need well and is operating properly is to periodicall y to be changed per manufacturer’s specification.   In fact, according to the Compressed Air Market Assessment commissioned by the U.S. Department of Energy, compressed air systems account for nearly 10% of an industrial facility’s energy usage on average with over two-thirds of manufacturers having some sort of compressed air system. For these industrial uses, compressed air may be.

  A must read for those responsible for specifying a new system, maintaining or improving an existing one, or using delivered air for a given application, Compressed Air Operations Manual delivers the background information necessary to make informed, dollar-smart decisions regarding compressed air s: Compressed air is one of the most versatile and convenient power sources available in industry today. More than two-thirds of the overall cost of a compressed air package goes towards energy cost. Therefore, energy efficiency in compressed air systems .   Figure 1: Compressed Air System Model. Compressed Air System Performance. Tests and experiments have shown that for every 1 bar in pressure drop across the system, the resulting power consumption is increased by circa 6 – 7 % (plus the additional cost of unregulated users). compressed air system, as well as things to think about as you begin or continue to optimize your compressed air system for peak performance. This guidebook is general in nature and does not address each. and every possible problem and solution that is associated with. compressed air systems. It is not a design guide for new or.