compressed air challenge

Hoetzel Named to Compressed Air Challenge Board of Directors

Jan Hoetzel, Airleader US, was selected for the Compressed Air Challenge Board of Directors December 2015.

The Compressed Air Challenge (CAC) is a voluntary collaboration of industrial end-users, manufacturers, distributors and their associations. CAC also has consultants, state research and development agencies, energy efficiency organizations, and utilities as members. This group has one purpose in mind — helping you enjoy the benefits of improved performance of your compressed air system.

Mission: Promote energy and operational efficiency in compressed air systems for industry through information and training, leading end users to adopt efficient practices and technologies while leveraging collaborative cooperation among key stakeholders.

Vision: Be the global leader in developing and disseminating innovative product-neutral information and educational materials to help industries generate and use compressed air at maximum sustainable efficiency.

For more information visit CAC Website.

Herman Miller Cash positive in first year

The AIRLEADER Compressor Management System was retrofitted to an existing compressor system at Herman Miller, located in Spring Lake MI. The installation of the AIRLEADER system led to a dramatic reduction of energy in hidden or sleeping energy losses which outperformed expectations.

The project achieved energy savings of 763,762 kWh which was an improvement of 21%. The monetary savings were in excess of $60,000, making the project cash positive within the first year of operation. This means the simple Return on Investment (ROI)was a stunning 0.9 years. In addition, monitoring features of the system increased overall system awareness and helped realize further savings after the project was fully implemented.

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Compressed Air Best Practices Magazine features “Airleader”

Compressed air is one of the most expensive energy sources used in our industrial plants. However, most compressed air systems have large energy savings potential. Easy-to-implement master control and monitoring systems provide crucial system information, including the key performance indicators required to manage air compressors and their associated energy costs. Master control systems run air compressors based on actual air demand and automatically select the most energy efficient compressor combination. They reduce unwanted unload running time and wasted energy, regardless of air demand, and continuously provide essential compressed air performance and cost information.
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