Compressed Air MonitoringSource: Fox Thermal Instruments, Inc.
Implementing accurate air flow meters is an effective first step in controlling energy costs. As the price of power continues to rise, many plant managers are using compressed air flow meters to find out how they can improve air control through compressors and blowers.
With a mass air flow meter system, costly leaks can be identified on a system- wide scale. This is especially important when considering that leaks are frequently a significant source of lost energy, sometimes wasting up to 30% of compressor output. Compressed air system leaks can also cause a drop in system pressure, force equipment to cycle more frequently and lead to additional maintenance requirements and downtime.
Anywhere from 7 to 10 times more costly than electrical energy, compressor systems require optimal efficiency and air flow control. Repairing leaks, therefore, is critical to reducing plant operating and maintenance costs. Fox Air Flow Meters provide an excellent method for evaluating compressor efficiency and locating these serious leaks.