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June 2017 Edition

June 2017 Edition

 

Featured Articles

Notes from Down Under: Having a Go at a Leakage Survey?

Australia's Warwick Rampley provides us with a very practical and hands-on article examining why compressed air leaks continue to be so prevalent. It’s loaded with very practical advice on fixing leaks-rather than detecting them.

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Analysis of Current Air Compressors and Dryers in a System Assessment

This article provides end users with a snapshot of some compressed air system key performance indicators and diagrams one should have-before making investments or changes. Don van Ormer, from Air Power USA, has provided us with a snapshot of the “before” situation they provide to their customers during a system assessment. If end users would ask their suppliers to provide them this information, in an on-going manner, they would find higher efficiency and reliability levels.

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Sizing VFD Air Compressors for Single-Compressor Systems 

Variable frequency drive air compressors have made a significant contribution to the improved efficiencies of compressed air systems.  Questions persist about when one should (and should not) use VFD air compressors.  Tim Dugan, from Compression Engineering Corporation, has volunteered to start a series of articles addressing this question. His first article targets smaller plants and he provides us with his opinion on which load and plant conditions are favorable for the use of a single VFD air compressor.

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End Use Focus Improves Efficiency at Parrheim Foods 

Parrheim Foods was considering the purchase of a new air compressor until they asked for a system assessment. I hope you enjoy Ron Marshall’s article on how addressing issues with a compressed air dryer and a major end user (the bag houses) helped the company turn OFF an air compressor instead.

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Show Report: The 2017 Hannover Messe 

Industry 4.0 was the theme of the week. We hope you enjoy our review of the new air compressor, dryer, condensate management, measurement instrument and master controller technologies on display!

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