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How to Reduce Your Manufacturing Facility’s Energy Consumption by 20%


Did you know, of all the energy used in manufacturing, compressed air systems have the largest potential for improvement? It is estimated that compressed air systems in the U.S. consume approximately 30 billion kilowatt-hours per year, and account for $3.2 billion in wasted energy costs annually due to two culprits:

  1. Preventable maintenance issues; and
  2. Inefficient operations.

Compressed air production typically accounts for up to 40 percent of a facility’s total energy consumption; therefore, when the compressed air system is optimized for energy efficiency, the entire operation benefits.

Why Managing Your Facility’s Energy Consumption is So Important

Energy consumption matters, and not just because of the capricious nature of energy prices. There is a growing global emphasis on conservation and environmental stewardship, and energy represents a pressure point that has businesses, governmental agencies and the general public zeroing in on sustainable practices. The concern over energy is forcing industries to reevaluate their energy options, thus creating a demand for innovative and energy efficient solutions across the board.

With more innovative products being released every year—like our new two-in-one filters that reduce pressure drops by 40 percent or the GHS VSD+ range of oil-injected screw vacuum systems that reduce energy use by 50 percent—and utility incentives and rebates available for the taking, companies no longer have an excuse to put off capital purchases of more reliable and more efficient equipment.

How to Reduce Your Monthly Energy Bill without Jeopardizing Production

Industry surveys indicate that the average manufacturing facility can reduce its energy consumption by 10 to 20 percent just by implementing energy efficient technologies and practices. Yet, many facilities are concerned about jeopardizing the availability of compressed air in order to reduce production costs. To abate this concern, energy efficiency measurement must happen at the rate of production and offer real-time data for both immediate and long-term decision-making.

Enter remote monitoring. Remote monitoring of the compressed air system can help improve energy efficiency through predictive maintenance alerts and the identification of production inefficiencies. Combined with the latest energy efficient technology, remote monitoring helps optimize your compressed air system for maximum uptime and energy savings.

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