Energy-efficient compressed air – good for your wallet and the environment
Far too often, the huge savings offered by efficient compressed air generation are not fully exploited.
Efficient compressed air: reducing energy consumption by up to 50 percent
In a typical industrial plant flow, just 45 percent of the total energy use for the compressed air system goes into satisfying the actual amount of compressed air demanded. That means that up to 55 percent of the energy is typically wasted. The main causes of these cost-increasing problems in compressed air systems are leaks, unnecessary supercharging or improper usage. But with some easy alterations, the energy needs of the compressed air supply can, in many cases, be reduced by 30 to 50 percent – which also makes them much more efficient. For example, in 8 out of 10 compressor systems, you can save around 20 percent of energy consumption alone through the reduction of leakage losses. To further increase energy efficiency, you should first make a thorough analysis of your compressed air situation – we'll be happy to help you so do get in touch
Energy costs contribute up to 90 percent of total costs
By exploiting potential savings, you can make a positive and lasting economic change for your company. At 75 to 90 percent of the total expenditure, energy costs are the lion’s share of the total costs over the entire lifecycle of a compressed air system, and are significantly higher than the original purchase cost. A simple rule of thumb is this: the larger the plant and the longer the hours of operation, the greater the amount of energy costs in the total cost. By investing in highly efficient BOGE products, you can reduce long-term costs.
Energy-efficient compressed air helps protect the environment
Using energy efficient compressed air, not only reduces your long-term costs; it also helps you to play your part in trying to reduce climate change. The annual energy consumption of Germany's 62,000 compressed air stations is currently around 14 billion kWh – roughly the same as 1.5 nuclear power plants. That figure could be cut in half by changing to modern, properly operated compressed air systems.