The Importance of Compressed Air System Assessments
In 1995, the U.S. Department of Energy stated that compressed air is one of the costliest utilities in the country. They found that nearly 30% of all compressed air produced in the U.S. was lost to leaks resulting in $3.2 billion in estimated annual cost to utility bills.
While a single compressed air system can have hundreds of leaks, the table below shows how costly a single leak can be:
Additionally, air leaks lower compressor output potentially leading to decreased service life and increased maintenance, excess compressor capacity, fluctuating system pressure, and inefficient operation of air-operated equipment.
Identifying and repairing leaks in compressed air systems can result in hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars in energy savings per year without the need for major investment.
EDSS Compressed Air System Assessments
EDSS's Compressed Air System Assessment is a comprehensive program designed to increase profitability and competitiveness through improving the performance of your compressed air system.
EDSS Compressed Air System Assessments include the following services:
IntelliSurvey Supply-Side Compressed Air System Assessment
- Utilize data logging equipment to profile the operation of your compressed air equipment and system. Data logging includes: electrical data from compressors and total system pressure
- The report will provide the following information:
- Statistical Analysis of your compressed air systems
- Flow Analysis of your compressed air systems
- System Pressure Control Savings
- System Controller Savings
Ultra-Sonic Leak Detection Report
- Identify and tag leaks: EDSS’s state-of-the-art Ultra-Sonic instruments provide accurate results making it relatively easy to locate the source and magnitude of leaks
- Assess leak values: Based on air system details, we determine the volume of air lost as well as the cost of each unrepaired leak
- Prioritize leaks: EDSS will rate the leaks based on the estimated size and prioritize according to which ones would provide the greatest financial return when repaired
- Document leaks: EDSS will record the size and location of each leak for assessment and future reference then present the results to you in an electronic format.
- Leak Repair
- Leak Repair Validation*
*Requires return to the site after leaks are repaired. Validation is required to obtain incentives from state and utility rebate programs.
A Compressed Air System Assessment & Repair may qualify your company for additional savings on top of savings from the assessment. As a Trade Ally and approved vendor, EDSS can help you reserve & obtain these incentives.
Read more about our State & Utility Rebate Services here.
Contact Us for more information on this program.