Compressed air is a critical energy source for many industrial applications, providing mechanical motion, cooling, pressurization and other functions for such equipment as air powered hand tools, actuators, and sophisticated pneumatics robotics. Although it is often viewed as an essentially free resource, Compressed air is anything but free. In fact in many industrial plants, air Compressors consumes more energy than any other single end use. And the energy consumption of compressed air doesn’t stop at the compressor. Once air is compressed to the desired pressure, it often has to be dried and cooled before it is sent through the distribution system to the end use, requiring even more energy.
Reduce system pressure :
Operating your compressed air system above the minimum necessary pressure is wasteful for three reasons. First, it takes more compressor energy to pump air to higher pressure. Second, for compressed air end uses without regulating devices, the volume of air consumed is highly dependent upon the air pressure, the higher the pressure, the more air consumed. Third, leaks can be considered as unregulated end uses and the higher the system pressure, the more air is driven through the leaks.