Does Your Company Warrant Protection?

You never can know ahead of time what is going to happen day to day, although psychic powers would definitely save business owners a fortune.  A small leak may be sprung, or a major, on-site accident may take your entire system down.  For the clairvoyant, these problems may be avoidable with a small tweak in behavior (after all, you know what’s going to happen), but for the rest of us--we have to find other means to protect ourselves. 

Systems Running

You want to know how to get the best out of your compressed air system?  Start with a top-of-the-line compression air unit in the first place.  Process & Power is a group you can trust when the time comes to set up your new compression air system.  We are skilled in system design and are capable of getting everything set up just the way you want it.   Process & Power is also capable of fully optimizing every aspect of your company’s air compression system.  We can save you money, time, hassle, and prevent lost productivity, all by making sure that your equipment is working properly and at its peak level of efficiency. 

Every Breath You Take

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration takes very seriously the consideration of employees’ breathing air.  They lay out stringent rules governing the subject for businesses that require strict adherence.  These rules are invaluable in protecting workers and ensuring a safe and productive work environment.  In situations that require compressed air to be fed via apparatus, there are particularly important rules to consider.  Whether the apparatus is a direct line or part of a bodysuit, the direct input of breathing air into the closed system necessarily requires careful consideration and determination.  Any fluctuation in the system or the air concoction can pose a serious danger to the individual or individuals breathing that air.  Too high of an oxygen concentration can lead to a host of issues--dangerous in many work environments--while too low of one can lead to a batch of its own (not to mention many of the same). 

The Importance of Routine Maintenance

If you are looking to save money for your business in the long term, there is no better way than to keep up a consistent maintenance schedule for all of your company equipment.  Even though everyone knows in their brains that it is easier and ultimately cheaper to stop a problem early, all too often we let routine maintenance checks fall to the wayside, or worse keep them scheduled but never follow through on a thorough and complete inspection.  Remember, while the immediate expense may seem hard to bear, preventative care will almost always turn out to be far cheaper than emergency maintenance (in terms not just of money, but of time and stress as well).  Here are a few tips for maintaining equipment standards over time: 

A Brief History of Air Compressors

The history of pneumatic systems can be traced back to the advent of the bellows in ancient times.  This was the first “compressed air” device, used to increase the airflow around a fire, thus feeding and intensifying the flame.  The human lung is simply not capable of producing the force of blast that a bellows can put together, useful neither for heating things to superhot temperatures nor for super-freezing the door.  It was only after the invention of the bellows allowed for hotter and hotter fires, that some forms of metallurgy and production were even possible, as their processes required temperatures that were previously unreachable within a controlled fire.   

Keep It Cool

It is impossible to have a productive work environment if your employees are miserable.  To be sure, no one is jumping up and down, just absolutely overjoyed to go to work every day--at least not most sane, normal human beings.  Nonetheless, there exists within the human spirit a drive to do well, and typically not just for their own personal benefit, but for others as well, especially those who have placed some measure of faith or responsibility on that person.  When an employer sets a task in front of their employees, almost every one of them would go out of their way to get it done efficiently and expediently. 

Get Audited

If your company is running a compressed air system for any reason, then you are well aware of the extreme cost that can come with such.  Compressed air systems utilize an intense amount of power--power that gets real expensive real fast.  It is not unreasonable to assume that the cost of operation for a compressed air system over its first year will be actually higher than the initial purchase price.

Designing Systems

System Design

Professional Solutions For Your Design Needs

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Air System Design – The proper initial design of the compressed air system will result in superior compressed air system operation. Process & Power can offer air system design that will meet your present needs and offer flexibility for future expansions. We specialize in multiple types of air compression technologies, and are skilled in selecting the proper equipment design and layout for your operation.

Air System Optimization – The ability to optimize a compressed air system comes from years of being in the business. Process & Power can optimize your system to save you energy costs, reduce maintenance and provide a reliable air system. Optimization involves ensuring that each piece of equipment in the air system is working at properly and each component is tuned to work efficiently with all the parts of the system.

 

For more information, please check out our website at https://www.processnpower.com/system-design/

ARO Air Operated Diaphragm

"Air operated diaphragm pumps are designed for general use. They can easily pump from clean, light viscosity fluids to corrosive, abrasive medium viscosity fluids and can transfer large particles without damage. Due to their pneumatic motor, they could be used in potentially explosive areas. Most of the ARO® diaphragm pumps are ATEX certified (CE Ex11 2GD X).

These pumps offer the ability to vary the flow outlet and discharge pressure as slow as 0.26 gallons (1liter) per minute up to 275 gallons (1041 liter) per minute for our larger sizes and adjust fluid pressure up to 125 p.si. (8.6 bar), by using just an air filter / regulator and a needle valve."

For more information, please click on the link listed below! 

http://www.arozone.com/en/products/diaphragm-pumps.html

System Controls

A new family of central controls for industrial compressed air systems can be customized to your company’s needs, eliminating waste and offering savings on your energy bill and a short pay back period. The X-Series System Automation Package, introduced by Ingersoll Rand, is offered through Process & Power, Inc.

Central control of your air compressors creates efficiency and cost savings. The versatile and innovative Ingersoll Rand X-Series System eliminates wastes by efficiently managing up to twelve compressors. In the past, Lee Majors explained, capabilities now found in the X-Series would have required a custom engineered system that could easily have cost four to five times what this central-control system costs.

Some of the many benefits of the X-Series:

  • Sold in modules, the X-Series can be customized for each customer’s needs. You don’t have to pay for features you don’t need or can’t use.
  • It can be applied with any manufacturer’s air compressors or a combination of brands.
  • The X-Series handles different types of controls, including VFD-controlled compressors. This capability often is available only with very expensive control systems.
  • The system receives input from other instrumentation, including flow meters, dew point meters and compressed air dryers.
  • The Visualization module option provides Ethernet access with its own IP address. Through your web browser, you can observe what’s happening in your compressed air system, and on an administrative level, you can make changes.
  • The X-series has the capability to send you an email alert upon a warning or alarm in the system.

Process & Power can provide local support for installation and training on the X-series, eliminating the need to get expensive help from elsewhere. Industries interested in a free evaluation of whether the X-Series can help their operation save money can contact Lee Majors at lmajors@pnpmail.com or 800-264-8939.

Empire Blast Cabinets

"With an off-the-shelf Pro-Finish cabinet, you get a tunable media reclaimer, a dust collection system, your choice of pressure or suction powered blast, and many other standard features. In addition, you can select from a wide range of in-stock factory options to meet your particular finishing requirements. If you need a powered or manual turntable, gun oscillation, additional blast guns, timer packages, special electrical, extended wear components or a vertical door, we can provide this equipment and other options without custom modifications.

Built-in system components:

  • Dust Collector
  • Tunable Reclaimers
  • One-cubic-foot Pressure Vessel
  • One-cubic-foot Suction Hopper"

For more information, please click on the link below!

https://www.empire-airblast.com/products/manual-blast-cabinets/

Compressed Air Treatment

"Air Dryer | Refrigerated Dryers, Desiccant Dryers and Filters; Air quality can have a significant impact on compressed air systems. Properly treated compressed air, and the right air dryer, will improve productivity, system efficiency, and product or process quality. Choosing the appropriate air dryer and compressed air filter is very important. By choosing an Ingersoll Rand air dryer or compressed air filter, you are buying high quality treatment products that will enhance your entire air compressor system. An air dryer is an integral piece in your air treatment system, making Ingersoll Rand's wide knowledge and expertise in this field a key aspect to the success of your compressed air system. Ingersoll Rand has the widest selection of air treatment products and application knowledge to protect your investment and compressed air system."

 

Shock Pulse Monitoring

"Shock pulse method is a signal processing technique used to measure metal impact and rolling noise such as that found in rolling element bearings and gears. Much more refined than other high-frequency measurements, shock pulse is widely used as a basis for predictive maintenance. Rolling element bearings are the most common measurement for shock pulse, but this technique has other applications including gear condition, compressor condition, and other applications where metal-to-metal contact is a source of wear."

 

You can take a look at the website provided for any questions that you may have!

http://www.conditionenergy.com/whatisshockpulse.html

 

At Process & Power, we offer the latest in Shock Pulse Monitoring. Our website offers the most up-to-date information about the process. 

https://www.processnpower.com/shock-pulse-monitoring/

 

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ColdJet Food & Bev Industry

Food processing and packaging equipment gets dirty with grease, wax, proteins, seasonings, crumbs, glue and other build-up. This prevents the equipment from operating at peak efficiency. Traditional manual cleaning methods are time-consuming, ineffective and usually involve significant amounts of water and resulting waste. Dry ice cleaning offers a superior cleaning process that can reduce cleaning time by up to 80%, eliminate secondary waste and result in a significant reduction in overall cleaning costs.