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News and views about air compressors, air treatment, air reticulation and air measurement plant and equipment for a wide variety of industries...

Why you can't afford an old air compressor

February, 13 2020

Maintaining the efficiency of a compressed air system is a constant battle, with leaks, lost efficiency, oil or water ingress and increasing power bills being a considerable source of the problem. 

Compressed air systems consume 10% to 15% of all industrial electricity. And yet, compressed air is an inefficient form of energy – 90% of the input energy used is discharged as waste heat. This is not only costly from a sustainability standpoint – wasting energy means wasting money. Over a 10-year period, electricity costs make up 76% of a factory’s operating costs. In many cases, the electricity used by a compressed air system in a factory makes up the largest percentage of an increasingly expensive electricity bill. 

4 ways to make your factory more energy efficient

January, 21 2020

No matter how big or how small your factory is, there are always things that can be done to make it run more efficiently. Whether you’re looking to cut back costs or reduce your energy bill, there are a number of things that can be done to aid in an efficient workplace.

While you may not be able to implement all of the below, they provide a good outline of what you should be checking in your factory to make sure it’s running as efficiently as possible, as well as offering some suggestions for activities you can implement to help reduce costs. Here are 4 ways you can make your factory more energy efficient.

Shutdown maintenance cycles

December, 11 2019

When working in oil and gas, chemical or food processing industries, routine shutdowns are something that can’t be avoided. Planned shutdowns are essential in making sure that equipment is operating efficiently, it’s also a great way to extend the life of your equipment. But it’s not just larger businesses that can benefit from a planned maintenance and shutdown period. Workshops, panel and paint, manufacturing facilities and more can all see the rewards from taking time to ensure their plant and equipment like air compressors are looked after so you don’t see any unexpected breakdowns.

Compressed air quality standards

November, 27 2019

If you work in a business that manufactures food and beverages, pharmaceuticals or electronics and you require the use of compressed air then you will no doubt know the importance of having high quality compressed air on hand. Compressed air can contain unwanted substances like oil and water, so it’s important that the compressed air you’re using is up to the required standard for the job. Poor quality compressed air can affect operations and, depending on where you’re using the compressed air, these unwanted substances can impair your production results, staff health and end up costing you more money.

6 Ways To Save Money In Your Factory

June, 28 2019
Our top tips to increase efficiency in your factory!

What Is The Best and Most Efficient Compressed Air Piping?

June, 28 2019

Are you asking yourself that question right now? Is your compressed air piping letting you and your company down with air leaks, sags, moisture, and other troubles that you just DON’T need?

Is your factory safety conscious?

January, 16 2019
Do you regard the well-being of your employees as of the utmost importance? Is it at the forefront of your mind? If so, we have one chief question for you: Is your factory safety conscious?

11 SUPERIOR REASONS TO CHOOSE ALU AIR

November, 23 2017
The essence of a good compressed air investment is regarded as “lifetime cost”. Lifetime cost is a combination of initial capital cost, energy cost, maintenance costs and any other associated remedial costs, all added together over the lifetime of the system. It is no surprise that Pneutech Au Air reticulation system provides among the lowest of lifetime costs when compared with equivalent systems in today’s industry.
 
Remember: “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price has been forgotten”.

WHY SHOULD YOUR COMPRESSED AIR BE TESTED?

November, 08 2017
It's the difference of breathing air on a dusty construction site, or in the middle of a clean, dry forest...

Superior Service Opportunity!!!

October, 11 2017
We are offering you a Superior Service Opportunity for the month of October!...