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Unlocking Environmental Health: Reduce Carbon Emissions with FS-Elliott's AirCompare℠

Unlocking Environmental Health: Reduce Carbon Emissions with FS-Elliott's AirCompare℠

Are Carbon Emissions on Your Radar When Selecting a New Air Compressor? 

Did you know, even modest reduction in carbon emissions can have substantial environmental benefits by reducing the impacts of industrial manufacturing? Saving energy goes beyond cost-cutting in factory operations; it encompasses safeguarding and enhancing the environment for present and future generations. Today, Environmental, Social, and Goverance (ESG) initiatives hold greater significance in daily industrial production. 

Despite strides in renewable energy, the United States still heavily relies on natural gas, nuclear, and coal for power generation, with associated carbon emissions. Enhancing machine efficiency can substantially reduce these emissions. For example, the capital investment of standard positive displacement air compressors typically account for less than 5% of the total lifecycle cost, with energy and maintenance costs taking precedence in operational expenses.

However, for a more efficient 500HP compressor system, you might see a 3% efficiency improvement equating to an 11kW power reduction. This increase in efficiency can save you almost $12,000 yearly in net profits and reduce carbon dioxide by 69,080kg! Every contribution counts, no matter how seemingly small - even a few hundred horsepower can make a significant impact in our environment! 

Streamlining Operations: Assessing Maintenance and Service Time

Another consideration for positive displacement compressors versus an FS-Elliott air compressor is the number of moving parts that come into contact with static parts, which makes them prone to issues like pressure loss, leaks, or decreased efficiency. 

Maintaining and servicing these compressors can be a bigger task than the overall expense of the consumables. Oil-injected compressors also tend to use more lubricant due to carryover during top-offs, and their oil removal systems have pressure loss equivalent to power consumption. Replacing worn-out components could result in substantial costs to prevent leaks or unexpected shutdowns. For instance, oil-free screw compressors require rotor replacement every 4-6 years due to Teflon coating wear. In the worst-case scenario, compressor shutdowns can result in extensive maintenance needs, leading to more downtime and reduced operation. 

FS-Elliott's AirCompare Tool Can Help

FS-Elliott's AirCompare tool can help analyze your current compressed air system for you. This online tool will compare your current air compressor with an energy-efficient FS-Elliott solution and provide insight into energy cost savings and emissions reduction. 

By committing to reducing emissions in our industrial processes, we improve both the health of our planet and our own well-being as inhabitants. Additionally, reducing carbon emissions addresses long-term environmental concerns such as pollution, climate change, and acid rain. 

Explore the Benefits of FS-Elliott's AirCompare Tool 

  • Access built-in CAGI datasheets featuring oil-injected (flooded) screw compressor and oil-free (dry) screw compressor models. 
  • Benefit from FS-Elliott compressor performance based on aero selection performance curves. 
  • Consider maintenance costs and efficiency deterioration factors. 

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