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Compressed Air Efficiency at a Distance

2015-05-14

Atlas Copco USA - SMARTLINK Energy

The following is an excerpt from the article Compressed air efficiency at a distance, by Brian Blum, CTS optimization marketing, Atlas Copco Compressors, which was published in the April issue of Plant Engineering magazine. 

Imagine a world where your business is always one step ahead, where production uncertainties don’t exist, where strategic business decisions are made based on clear data analysis, where maintenance is proactive instead of reactive, and where the amount of compressed air energy use on any given day is calculated and compiled in real time.

Today’s manufacturing facilities are upgrading automation systems and introducing mobile connectivity to meet the demands of the fast-paced and global manufacturing world. A vital part of a facility’s optimization strategy includes identifying ways to become more efficient in order to increase competitiveness, productivity, and market share. 

How to Reduce Energy Consumption

Industry surveys indicate that the average manufacturing facility can reduce its energy consumption by 10 to 20 percent by implementing energy-efficient technologies and practices. The recovery of wasted industrial energy is an opportunity to improve financial performance in an increasingly competitive marketplace. However, many facilities lack clear strategies for the implementation of energy efficiency measurement within production processes.

Additionally, many facilities are concerned about jeopardizing the availability of compressed air in order to reduce production costs. To abate this concern, energy efficiency measurement must happen at the rate of production and offer real-time data for both immediate and long-term decision-making. Remote monitoring of the compressed air system can help improve energy efficiency through predictive maintenance alerts and the identification of production inefficiencies. 

Keep Reading…

You can read the full article, which provides more detailed information on how remote monitoring can provide effective energy management, here: Compressed air efficiency at a distance. If you would like to learn more about Atlas Copco’s remote monitoring program, SMARTLINK, complete the form below.

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Atlas Copco is an industrial group with world-leading positions in compressors, expanders and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. With innovative products and services, Atlas Copco delivers solutions for sustainable productivity. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 170 countries. In 2013, Atlas Copco had more than 40,000 employees and revenues of BSEK 84 (BEUR 9.7).

Atlas Copco Construction Equipment, part of Mining, Rock Excavation and Construction LLC, is responsible for the sales, aftermarket service and rental of portable compressors, generators, tools and attachments used in the construction and demolition industries. Atlas Copco Construction Equipment innovates for sustainable productivity in infrastructure, civil works, oil and gas, energy, drilling and road construction projects. The company is headquartered near Denver, Colorado, and extends its reach through a nationwide network of sales and service stores, specialist distributors and rental equipment providers.


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