Key component in cutting energy
25 January 2013
When air audits showed that energy costs could be reduced by upgrading compressed air equipment at the Hengoed production plant of automotive component manufacturer, Kautex, Boge's SF series of frequency controlled screw
The low carbon technology product reduces idling times and eliminates pressure fluctuations. Volume flow is continuously adapted to demand less compressed air and less energy. A tighter system pressure virtually eliminates off-load running, and in turn reduces start-up current peaks, also contributing to potential energy savings. Soft starting helps avoid undue wear and prolongs service life.
Also installed, the airtelligence PROVIS energy management system from Boge is a consumption based multi-compressor energy management system able to control, manage and optimise up to 16 compressors of any make or model.
By monitoring all compressors within a compressed air system and continuously adapting to changes in compressed air demand, airtelligence PROVIS, systematically and predictively takes control of a system, minimising off load running while optimising pressure.
The online visualisation programme means it is possible to continually manage and monitor a compressed air system at any time and in any place. This tool provides reports on flow volume and operating status of all compressors, maintenance intervals, error alerts and energy consumption.