Large Truck Shop Success Story
Once you have the data the decision becomes easy
This large truck shop was running a 50hp Quincy compressor for many years until they started having recurring problems. They decided it was time to replace the compressor with something more reliable. The customer was very confident they needed a 50hp compressor based on the size of their facility but we strongly recommended an Air Demand Analysis.
The Numbers Never Lie
Once we had completed the Air Demand Analysis we found that the customers compressor was modulating heavily and very oversized. We determined the customers average demand was only 35 CFM and their peak demand was 126 CFM. The calculated specific power consumption was 85.75 kw/100cfm and ideally you want that number to be below 20.
We installed two new Kaeser SK 15 Aircenters with an additional 400 gallons in storage capacity. We also installed high pressure kits to the Kaeser SK 15's to increase max pressure to 160psi. This aloud us to truly realize the benefits of the storage by storing air at a high pressure and then regulating system pressure down to only what the customer required. This resulted in an estimated $7900/year reduction in power and a much more reliable compressed air system.