A comprehensive energy management and monitoring program — SKF Energy Monitoring Services – Compressed Air Systems — has been developed specifically to identify opportunities for system optimization and energy reduction of compressed air systems. The program from SKF consists of a plant evaluation to identify its compressed-air system assets and specific areas of end use. Then, plant data is collected and analyzed to measure and monitor compressed-air system performance, and reports are provided by SKF experts highlight the opportunities for system optimization and savings.
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“The Energy Monitoring Service – Compressed Air Systems is a cost-effective approach to establishing a comprehensive compressed air system and energy monitoring program,” according to SKF’s senior specialist Mike Dwyer. “We are able to customize this service to each facility’s needs and recommend corrective actions to improve system efficiency and reduce costs that are appropriate to the needs of each facility.”
Without a comprehensive leak-detection and repair program in place, up to 30% of a system’s capacity may be lost to leaks, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. SKF Energy Monitoring Services – Compressed Air Systems solves this problem, using proven methodologies to detect compressed-air leaks, calculate system losses, and provide an ongoing method to monitor, optimize, and maintain system efficiency.
In addition, Energy Monitoring Service – Compressed Air Systems integrates the SKF MARLIN, SKF @ptitude Analyst, and SKF @ptitude Inspector measurement and maintenance technologies.