As industries put an increased emphasis on sustainable production, energy-saving practices should be top of mind for everyone.
When you think of energy savings, you may only think of the big three utilities—water, electricity and natural gas. While these utilities are definitely important factors, compressed air should be part of the conversation as well.
Compressed air is widely considered the fourth utility. Used in more than 70% of manufacturing processes, your compressed air system represents a huge opportunity for energy savings¹. In fact, it is estimated poorly designed and maintained compressed air systems in the United States cost up to $3.2 billion in wasted energy costs each year².
Electricity represents more than 75% of the total costs of an industrial air compressor over its lifecycle³. Increasing compressed air system efficiency is critical to help keep your operating costs low and will help contribute to more environmentally friendly production practices.
Sullair is committed to supporting sustainable manufacturing practices. Our reliable compressed air solutions are specifically engineered to help save you energy. We offer a broad range of products and services to help you maximize efficiency including:
Sullair and our network of Authorized Distributors are fully equipped to help your operation optimize energy efficiency. Click here to find your local Sullair Authorized Distributor.
1 Ochoa, R. Using ISO 8573-1 to Test Compressed Air: Clearing the Confusion. Compressed Air Best Practices. Retrieved from: https://www.airbestpractices.com/industries/food/using-iso-8573-1-test-compressed-air-clearing confusion#:~:text=In%20many%20applications%2C%20compressed%20air%20is%20used%20from,may%20impact%20product%20quality%20to%20general%20%E2%80%9Cshop%E2%80%9D%20uses
2 Working with Compressed Air. Benefits: Environmental. Compressed Air & Gas Institute. Retrieved from: https://www.cagi.org/working-with-compressed-air/benefits/environmental.aspx#!prettyPhoto
3 Determine the Cost of Compressed Air for Your Plant. Energy tips sheet, U.S. Department of Energy, December 2000