There’s no mystery behind what it takes to create a reliable, efficient and energy-saving compressed air supply. Yet to many users, it can appear as if some weird and wonderful magic is involved. However, by simply observing a few points, it quickly becomes clear that this seeming sorcery is nothing more than an illusion and it is possible to achieve significant operating cost savings.
Therefore, in order to ensure proper planning and to benefit from efficient and dependable compressed air system operation, the following should be taken into consideration: in addition to demand pressure and process air requirements, factors such as piping, cooling, ventilation, spatial conditions and environmental aspects should be included in the planning process. A well thought-out system design lays the foundation for effective operation later on.
Generation, treatment and compressed air storage are essential components when it comes to the supply of compressed air. If the treatment components are overwhelmed by excessively high air flow rates, or if a treatment line is not effectively closed off in the event of a fault, unwanted contamination of the process air will occur. Moreover, unnecessary costs are incurred if the compressors also run at weekends in order to compensate for leakage losses. With an air-main charging system from KAESER, these issues are a thing of the past.