NOTE: Restrictions are in place to limit access to one or more of the files associated with this item. Authorized users must log in to gain access. Non-authorized users do not have access to these files.
Visit the Energy Systems Laboratory Homepage.
Compressed Air Systems Optimized: What Do You Really Need and How to Get It at the Lowest Total Cost
MetadataShow full item record
This is a high level review of the most important aspects of industrial compressed air systems, with an eye toward improving overall quality and efficiency. We discuss the most important efficiency metric and how to accurately measure it in the field. We discuss all the proven supply side optimization strategies with real examples and results. ISO air quality standards are discussed and how their interpretation impacts the cost of operating compressed air systems. We offer best practice methods to control moisture in systems. Issues and obstacles regarding distribution piping, point of use drying, storage, leaks, and inappropriate use are explored and best practice solutions offered. Finally, an action plan to get what you really need at the total lowest cost is laid out for all system managers.
SubjectIndustrial Compressed System
Supply Side Optimization Strategies
ISO Air Quality Standards
McAuley, J. G.; McAuley, J. (2010). Compressed Air Systems Optimized: What Do You Really Need and How to Get It at the Lowest Total Cost. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from