Control system designed to cut costs
25 January 2013
CompAir has launched SmartAir Master, a simple-to-install control system that provides detailed management reports to help engineers improve the performance and efficiency of a compressor network. SmartAir Master
SmartAir Master will intelligently control up to 12 compressors, fixed or variable speed and CompAir says it can reduce energy consumption by up to 35%, by operating all of the compressors in the network to the narrowest pressure band.
Easy to install, the controller has a series of on-screen prompts that guide the commissioning engineer through set-up and confirm when parameters have been programmed correctly. Once each compressor is connected to the SmartAir Master, the engineer needs to enter only minimal information as the controller will identify all units in the system and self-programme many stages.
Unlike some controllers, which need numerous interface cards to communicate with each compressor, the SmartAir Master has just two options, helping to improve the speed and ease of installation.
These functions combine to ensure that an efficient compressor combination is selected, avoiding the risk and cost of offload running.
Where compressors of the same capacity are installed, the system will equalise running hours so that no machine is over or underused, reducing maintenance concerns and costs.