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A Compressed Air Energy Storage Technology Review

Compressed air sustained pumped hydraulic storage Intelligent Utility, March 15, 2016. Image credit: gr8effect The development of deep water compressed air energy storage (DW CAES) involves placing weight ballasted inflatable bags on the seafloor or submerged on a lake bed, with an air pipe connecting between ground level and submerged bags. It is a variation of […]

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Ask the Expert: Refrigerant & Regenerative Desiccant Compressed Air Dryers

What is the difference between refrigerant-type compressed air dryers and regenerative desiccant-type compressed air dryers? What are the advantages and disadvantages of one over the other? Karamvir Singh for Zondits, January 4, 2016 Answer: Let’s start by answering why you even need to dry the compressed air. The atmospheric air contains water vapor that begins […]

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The Compressed Air Space is Evolving & Reducing Energy Consumption

The Key to Dramatically Reducing Overall Energy Use? Solve the Problem of Moving Air Green Biz, July 28, 2015. Image credit: See-ming Lee The largest energy consumers in the world are big buildings. Think of the abundance of lighting fixtures, heating/cooling systems, water heating and refrigeration units demanded of these large buildings and the resulting energy […]

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Mobile Connectivity for the Fast-Paced Global Manufacturing World

Compressed air efficiency at a distance Plant Engineering, April 8, 2015. Image credit: skeeze Today’s manufacturing facilities are upgrading automation systems and introducing mobile connectivity to meet the demands of the fast-paced and global manufacturing world. A vital part of a facility’s optimization strategy includes identifying ways to become more efficient in order to increase competitiveness, […]

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E2e and Lightapp Partner for Evaluation of Innovative Energy Monitoring System

The E2e Project Awarded $5 Million Grant to Evaluate New Advanced Energy Monitoring System Designed to Save Industry Energy and Money E2e, May 14, 2015. Image credit: Fernando50 The E2e Project has partnered with Lightapp Technologies to receive a $5 million research grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC) to conduct the largest demonstration and […]

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Remote Monitoring of Compressed Air Equipment

Compressed air efficiency at a distance Plant Engineering, April 8, 2015. Image credit: Skitterphoto Until recently, compressed air system maintenance was reactive—an unforeseen event required immediate intervention from a service technician. In this scenario, the facility is in the dark about maintenance needs, suffers from inefficiencies, and is at increased risk of breakdown. Remote monitoring […]

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Startup Claims to Have Invented Isothermal Compressor

Startup Claims to Have Invented Isothermal Compressor Jesse Remillard for Zondits, March 2, 2015 A startup called Carnot Compression LLC claims that it has invented a centrifugal compressor that achieves isothermal (constant temperature) compression. While the exact operation and design of the compressor have not been released, the nine-person company says it has achieved this […]