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PRESSURE DUE POINT
The value of compressed air
As energy can represent over 70% of a compressor’s lifecycle costs (LCC), optimizing energy consumption is essential. In fact, considering that the generation of compressed air can account for more than 40% of a plant’s total electricity bill, it is even crucial. With ES, Atlas Copco’s entirely new range of central control solutions, we provide you with a partner on the road to unrivalled cost savings.
Get the most out of your compressed air
Two key elements influencing your system running costs are operating pressure and air leakage. Reducing either can save you considerable amounts of money. Because of the wide pressure band, multiple machine installations operating in a cascade are particularly inefficient. Leaks, on the other hand, have been estimated to waste as much as 30% of a compressor system’s output and energy usage. Most compressed air systems older than five years have a leakage rate of around 20% of the total volume consumed. Even when your industrial facility is not operational, leakage continues and each 3 mm (0.12") leak is estimated to represent nearly 42,000 kWh of wasted energy per year.