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AiRKO Energy saving tip

Avoid pressure loss and save energy

Leaks in the compressed air system

You can also use the results of the EBS measurement to determine whether your compressed air system is leaking. Did you know that the average leakage rate of a compressed air station is almost 30%? Leakage points in the entire compressed air system, i.e. in the distribution line or at the various connection points to the consumer, represent a high cost factor. The leaks act like nozzles from which the air escapes at enormous speed.

As air is invisible and odorless and poses no immediate danger, it is not usually given the same attention as a leak in a water pipe, for example. The increased volume flow requirement caused by the leakage leads to higher energy costs for compressed air generation.

Even a small leak with a diameter of just 5 mm (total diameter of many small leaks in total 5 mm) has fatal consequences in a 12 bar compressed air network, namely air losses of 58.5 l/s, for which you have to spend more than €16,000/year.
The first step towards optimization is to determine the leakage volume by
1) Determining the leakage by emptying the pressure tank
2) Determining the leakage through compressor running times
3) Determining leakage by measuring compressed air consumption


AiRKO energy saving tip

The Problem:
The compressed air system is switched off at the end of the working day. Even with the most careful maintenance of the compressed air connections (couplings, hoses and pipe connections), a loss of compressed air in the entire piping system cannot be avoided. The compressed air tank and the entire piping system are emptied and must be refilled every time work starts. This costs time and expensive energy!

The Solution:
The electrically controlled ball valve actuator developed with AiRKO automatically closes the compressed air outlet after the compressed air tank or before the compressed air distribution.
It is no longer possible for the stored compressed air to escape from the tank. The programmable electronic timer (provided by the customer) controls the ball valve actuator according to the desired operating conditions.