Improving your compressed-air system through leak detection and repair
Leaks can increase the already high energy cost of running your bulk solids plant's compressed-air system and reduce its efficiency. This article explains how implementing a leak detection and repair program for your compressed-air system fits into an overall system optimization process.
If your plant uses a lot of expensive compressed air to power pneumatic equipment and components, you're probably concerned about finding and fixing leaks in the compressed-air system as quickly as possible to control costs. While it's true that fixing leaks is an important step in optimizing the system -- that is, improving its efficiency and minimizing its costs -- it's vital to consider when the leaks should be repaired.