In a study performed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) it's estimated that air compressors use as much as 10% of all electricity generated in the United States. Further, the DOE calculates that nearly 50% of this energy is wasted. Compressed air leaks account for 25%-30% of this waste.
Due to the known energy loss, industrial companies are using Air Leak Detection Audits to reduce waste and energy consumption. This savings varies at each facility, but the results across the board have been staggering. Companies are achieving up to 42% reduction in annual energy cost.
Companies that complete an air leak detection audit and optimize their systems will surely reduce energy consumption and benefit from lower operating costs. Keep in mind that even newly optimized systems can always be further improved. SMC experts recommend bi-annual audits to ensure you're running at optimal efficiency. If you haven't had a recent air leak audit, or you're looking for additional ways to save, let SMC help you get started with an Air Leak Detection Audit today!