Your Compressed Air System
This fact sheet can get you started with a seven-step action plan to
analyze and improve your compressed air system.
Energy Efficiency in Air Compressors
In addition to having a great impact on energy use, improvements in a compressed air system are also often relatively cheap and have immediate results. This fact sheet outlines areas for compressed air energy savings.
Compressed Air Leaks
Leaks are a significant source of wasted energy in a compressed air system, often wasting as much as 20-30 percent of the compressor’s output. This fact sheet highlights leak detection problem areas.
Eliminate Inappropriate Uses of Compressed Air
Inappropriate uses of compressed air include any application that can be done more effectively or more efficiently by
This fact sheet includes alternatives to improper compressed air
the Cost of Compressed Air for Your Plant
At a typical industrial facility, approximately 10 percent of the electricity consumed is for generating compressed air. This fact sheet shows how to determine your facility's compressed air cost.
Engineer End Uses for Maximum Efficiency
Compressed air is one of the most important utility requirements of many industrial manufacturing plants. This fact sheet instructs how to check the efficiency of compressed air end-use applications.
Determining the Right Air Quality for Your Compressed Air System
Knowing the proper air quality level required for successful production is an important factor in containing compressed air energy and other operating costs. This fact sheet is a guide to help determine your air system air quality.
Improving Compressed Air System
Performance: A Sourcebook for Industry
The U.S. Department of Energy's sourcebook is designed to provide compressed air system users with a reference that outlines opportunities for system performance improvements. (128 pp.)