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Improving Energy Efficiency with Air Compressors in Industrial Applications

Thanks to technological developments, various industries are always looking for new ways to develop their equipment and enhance operational capabilities. Amongst the many tools that industries are utilising to improve efficiencies, air compressors have become a considerable part of energy efficiency. Not only do air compressors power a range of pneumatic tools and equipment, but they also can lead to improved energy efficiencies and subsequent cost savings.

Here at Glaston Compressor Services, we are a leading supplier of high-performing and energy-efficient compressed air systems. So if you’re wondering how air compressors can help with energy efficiency and whether they could help your business, here are some of the key benefits.

How can air compressors help with energy efficiency?

We’ve already stated that air compressors used in industrial applications can not only facilitate essential processes, but also when used correctly they can considerably reduce energy consumption.

So, let’s take a closer look at the benefits of air compressors in industrial applications and how they can pave the way to a more sustainable industrial future.

Reduced energy consumption

The impact that air compressors have had on the industrial industry has been undeniable. Thanks to the latest technological advances in pneumatics, they have been transformational in their field. However, the role air compressors can play in energy efficiency has largely gone unnoticed.

All of our air compressors here at Glaston Compressor Services are designed with efficiency in mind. This means that through the use of variable-speed drives, air compressors can be used on demand and dramatically reduce energy usage instead of being used at a constant speed.

Therefore, by using energy-efficient air compressors, such as those we provide, industries can replace old and less efficient machinery to ensure less energy loss and enhanced performance.

Environmental benefits

Another huge benefit of using air compressors in industrial applications is the environmental impact they can have. As we’ve just discussed, the use of air compressors can reduce energy consumption considerably, and this translates into a reduction in carbon emissions, especially in cases where the energy sources used are non-renewable.

Additionally, industries as a whole can reduce their carbon footprint and decrease the demand for energy, which can help in the global struggle to be kinder to the environment and help to fight against climate change.

Simply converting to efficient air compressors, a company can send a clear message to their customers, competitors, and the world that they are committed to sustainability and take their corporate social responsibility very seriously. Remember that doing good is often good for business too!

Cost Vs. savings

When it comes to making significant changes to processes, especially in large-scale industrial applications, often the deciding factor is the cost. Any changes or transitions need to be worthwhile and money-saving in order for it to make the changes worth it.

When it comes to improving energy efficiency with air compressors, you can be sure to save money in the long term. While the upfront investment in modern and energy-efficient air compressors may be higher than other options, the savings over time are substantial.

One of the most significant components of operations costs in industries is energy expenses. Therefore, by reducing your energy consumption companies can save considerably on monthly bills.

Not to mention that when you are using more energy, you can expect more wear and tear on equipment. So by swapping to more efficient alternatives, you can minimise these, reduce maintenance costs, and extend the lifespan of your equipment. Once you consider the money saved from reduced energy bills and fewer maintenance expenses, the initial set-up costs are more than covered.

You can even stay on top of the savings you are making and ensure that you are using the right equipment for maximum efficiency. Here at Glaston, we can provide energy audits to check energy efficiency and identify how much your system is costing you.

Things to consider

Here are a few things you should consider when thinking about improving energy efficiency with air compressors in industrial applications.

Choose the right compressor – ensure that your compressor fits your specific needs. Oversized compressors can lead to energy wastage. We can help you with air compressor supply and installation to ensure you have everything you need.

Regular maintenance is needed – just like other industrial machinery, air compressors require maintenance regularly.

How Glaston can help

If you’re considering utilising the money-saving powers of air compressors to improve energy efficiency then it is important that you have all the information required to make the best decisions. Our technical experts are available to provide advice specific to your needs and help you find the right air compressor that will save you considerably.

Contact us for any installation, breakdown repair or spare parts you need assistance with, we are more than happy to help.

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