Audits!

“You can’t pull money out of thin air, but you can out of Compressed Air”

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Lee Majors, P.E., Process & Power, Inc.

Lee Majors has spent the last 20 years in the compressed air industry after working at a major oil refinery as a Reliability Engineer for rotating equipment.  His experience includes roles in sales, service and repair, and technical analysis of compressed air systems. Lee also offers project management of implementations, and educational training on optimizing compressed air systems.

A professionally conducted analysis, or comprehensive audit, of your compressed air system provides you with the only sure way to manage the often mysterious workings of your air system.  If there is accountability for meeting a certain ROI - and there is in most companies, a true, comprehensive audit will identify and quantify opportunities to:  reduce operating costs, improve manufacturing productivity, minimize power consumption, and reduce capital spending.

The problems associated with operating a modern compressed air system are fairly complex and often camouflaged to the untrained eye. At the same time, many companies have cut back the internal resources dedicated to defining and solving those problems. That's where a professional Air Audit can help by addressing the total process of producing compressed air... not just the compressors. It's about taking compressed air, looking at it as your fourth utility, and making compressed air as dependable as your electric, water and gas services."

Design Time!

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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."

To continue reading, please click the link below!

https://www.processnpower.com/system-design/

Pump Guide

"There are lots of pump types available, but which one is right for you? Understanding which pump type is right for your application is critical to reduce costs and increase the life of your pump and system. We've worked with leading pump experts to put together this comprehensive guide to the most popular pump types. The individual pump types are listed in the left column and are grouped by either centrifugal pumps or positive displacement pumps."

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Please click the link below to continue reading!

http://www.pumpscout.com/articles-scout-guide/pump-types-guide-aid100.html

Compressed Air?

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"Most compressed air applications have varying demand based on the process for which the compressed air is being used. There are many choices of compressor technology and types of controls that can be used for variable demands. Some examples are rotary screw compressors with inlet valve control: variable speed drives: load/unload control; or centrifugal compressors with variable inlet guide vanes. However, in many cases, the efficiency of the overall compression process can be reduced significantly during lower flow demands, leading to more power per unit of air flow being delivered. It is very important to evaluate different available options and see how a plant can run most efficiently.

Centrifugal compressors can be a very good choice for certain applications where the variable demand can be met within the turndown range of centrifugal compressors. Centrifugal compressors are well known for their reliability, efficiency and air quality. Let us now understand the centrifugal technology and its use in variable demand with a varying load application."

To continue reading, please click on the link below!

https://www.airbestpractices.com/technology/air-compressors/applying-centrifugal-air-compressors-variable-loads

Oiless Air Compressors

"Anest Iwata was the first in the world to develop air-cooled, oil less scroll compressors. Now we have taken our patented scroll technology and incorporated it into our premium line of SL series oil less scroll pumps. As air demand fluctuates during the day, the multiple air-end control systems allows you to adjust and save money. The scroll is the best-selling oil less air compressor.

FEATURES:
• Ultra quiet operation (51-67 dB)
• Energy saving control unit for multiple air-ends
• Clean, 100% oil free air; No oil maintenance required
• Built-in intercooling & runtime monitor sensory
• Digital program display panel
• Very few maintenance intervals
• Small, sleek & compact"

 

Overhauls & Air End Rebuilds

"Don't Scrap It, Overhaul It

Every compressor eventually requires rebuilding to regain full performance. Process & Power service engineers can meet your needs using innovative rebuild or exchange programs on all manufacturers brand airends.

Airend Exchange Program

Reliability, performance and availability are the main reasons customers prefer the Process & Power Rotary Compressor Airend Exchange Program. This program supports oil-flooded & oil-free rotary screw compressors.

Planned airend exchanges are less costly and eliminate unscheduled interruptions to your operations and provides the most economical maintenance program for rotary compressors. The Airend Exchange Program is a three-tier solution structure. When a rotary compressor airend needs to be replaced, there are three potential solutions:

  1. New Airend - 24-hour lead time for production items, credit for core return
  2. Remanufactured Airend - short lead time, credit for core return
  3. Airend Rebuild Kit* - rebuild in field, extends downtime

* Not an option for CD airends."

 

For more information, please visit our website! 

Extended Warranty

"AirCare Advantage Package Care is designed to help you achieve the reliable delivery of compressed air that your company depends on every day. At Ingersoll Rand, we understand that compressed air equipment is not just a purchase – it’s a long-term investment. Whether you’re in the automotive, food and beverage, iron and steel, pharmaceutical or textile industry, crucial manufacturing and processing functions depend on reliable compressed air delivery. The best way to ensure reliability and optimal performance is planned maintenance coupled with a comprehensive diagnostics program.

With the responsibilities of keeping employees working, production lines moving, and costs down, you don’t need the additional worries of maintaining your compressed air equipment. So why not leave it to the experts? As a world leader with over 130 years in the compressed air business, we know how to take care of your compressed air equipment. Our research and development teams are constantly working on innovative ways to service and maintain your equipment. Over the years, they have developed hundreds of product and process improvements that can boost the reliability and safety of existing equipment. As an Ingersoll Rand Package Care customer, you’ll have cutting-edge technology working for you all of the time."

To continue reading, please click on the link listed below!

https://www.processnpower.com/extended-warranty-services/

Turbo-Air NX 8000

"The TURBO-AIR® NX 8000 was designed with extensive engineering processes that utilize the latest advances in technology and computational methods. The TURBO-AIR NX 8000 is one of the most efficient machines in its class and features several new patent-pending designs.

  • Increased uptime — Patent pending lube system technology with integrated filters, coolers and manifold allows for a leak-free, compact and high- performance design with an impressive 99.3% availability.
  • High reliability — Our company has a long history of providing reliable products. 90% of our centrifugal compressors, built over the last 40 years, are still in operation. Rest assured, you can count on us for quality products.
  • Advanced energy savings — The TURBO-AIR NX 8000 was designed through an extensive engineering process aimed at optimizing performance across its operating range. The entire gas stream flow path was shaped with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) methods to deliver optimal operating efficiency. This resulted in significantly increased energy cost savings and reduced operating expenses."

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

http://centrifugal.ingersollrand.com/en/turbo-air-compressors/turbo-air-nx8000.html

DEKKER News Release!

"Michigan City, IN (04/2017) – Plastics will take center stage at the AWFS®Fair 2017, the largest woodworking show in North America. AWFS says “plastics and plastic fabrication offer flexible and efficient solutions that are here to stay.” It’s also a fitting description of Dekker Vacuum Technologies. DEKKER is a world-leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of vacuum pumps and systems for the woodworking and plastics industry. DEKKER solutions are efficient, flexible, and here to stay.

DEKKER will be a returning exhibitor at Booth 9708 of the AWFS®Fair 2017, produced by the nonprofit Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers®, to be held July 19–22 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The booth will be hosted by Rodney Weeks, West Coast U.S./Canada West Business Development Manager, and Rae Isbell, Applications Engineer.

DEKKER provides vacuum solutions for a wide range of wood and plastic applications, including:

- CNC Routing
- Drilling
- Engraving
- Laminating
- Milling
- Polishing
- Thermoforming
- Veneering"

To continue reading, please click on the link below! 

https://www.dekkervacuum.com/awfs-fair-2017-dekker-is-here-to-stay-as-vacuum-solutions-leader-in-woodworking-and-plastics/

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

Compressed Air - Industrial

"Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments.   Our people and our family of brands—including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Thermo King® and Trane®—work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. We are a global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results.

Advancing the Quality of Life

At Ingersoll Rand, we're committed to meeting the world's growing critical need for clean and comfortable air, safe and fresh food, energy efficiency and sustainable business practices.

We're passionate about building a better future - a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. To deliver on the needs of our customers and the communities where we operate, and to achieve premier performance, we will:"

To continue discovering more about Ingersoll Rand, please click on the link below!

http://company.ingersollrand.com/ircorp/en/discover-us/our-company.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."