SMC is now offering an Air Leak Detection Audit service to ensure customers are maximizing air usage and saving BIG on energy costs. In a study performed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) it's estimated that air compressors use as much as 10% of all electricity generated in the United States. Further, the DOE calculates that nearly 50% of this energy is wasted. Compressed air leaks account for 25%-30% of this waste. Due to the known energy loss crisis, SMC has committed to providing customers with this actionable service to help you save money and resources.
A recent case study by: Chuck Peterson uncovered a plant in Kansas was losing significant dollars in energy loss and in compressors running over the course of the past three years. They were running as many as 4-500 CFM compressors at one time to keep up with the air demand. Without a consistent air leak detection program in place the plant was required to replace five 500 cubic foot compressors which included a 4 day shutdown and approximately $225,000 in compressor fees.
SMC offers regular air leak detection audits to maintain and prolong the life of your equipment on top of the cost savings from energy efficiency. To learn more about SMC's Air Leak Detection Audit, click the link below or contact your local branch for more details.