ENERGY SAVINGS AT MILK, CHEESE, AND ICE CREAM PLANTS

By Ron Marshall for the Compressed Air Challenge® Compressed air system refinements have cut operating costs at a Milk Plant located in Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada by 62%, for annual savings of nearly $30,000. The improvements were made following a compressed air audit that recommended consolidating two compressed air systems into one, installing a variable speed…

A FORMULA TO COMBAT PRESSURE DROP

Did you know that for every ten linear feet of pipe, the diameter of the intake piping should be increased by 1”, or by one pipe size?  This will ensure adequate flow of air to the intake which will prevent excess pressure drop.   Excess pressure drop at the intake causes your compressor to consume more…