Lowering power consumption and accurately measuring leaks, among other best practices, can help keep compressors working efficiently. Here are 10 tips to implement for your compressors.
1. Lower the Pressure
Each additional pound of pressure could increase power consumption by 7%.
2. Save on Cleaning
Consider a dedicated low-pressure air compressor and air line for cleaning to save power.
3. Consider a Variable Frequency Drive
Screw compressors should run under full load. If the usage pattern varies, consider a variable frequency drive (VFD) for up to 35 percent in energy-cost reduction.
4. Size Matters
Identify the right-sized compressor for the requirement. An oversized compressor will run on unload mode, leading to higher power consumption.