“To begin fixing nonproductive demand, you first need to measure it,” according to Jeff Wright, President of Compressor Energy Services (CES), LLC, a compressed air consulting firm based in Merrimack, NH. “CES uses flow meters on every project because they provide a direct measurement of what the compressor is supplying. The Department of Energy states that 50 percent of compressed air goes to nonproductive uses. But, by actually measuring air flow, CES has found the figure is closer to two-thirds of compressed air produced is nonproductive.”
Read the complete article, “Go with the Flow: How Flow Meters Can Help Improve Plant Efficiency,” here.