Compressed Air


More Snow for Less Energy: Is It Real?

More Snow for Less Energy: Is It Real?

Valerie Eacret, Jonathan B. Maxwell, and Betsy Ricker, ERS Presented at ACEEE Summer Study, August 5, 2015. Image credit: Wokandapix Snowmaking is a key part of the ski industry; without it, many mountains would not be able to sustain operations. The process is seemingly simple: combine high-pressure air with water at a low temperature, and you


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


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,


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


Energy Storage in Compressed Air to Feed the Grid

A lot of hot air? Why energy storage matters CNBC, January 12, 2015 People around the world are turning to renewable sources of energy such as the wind and sun, which offer a sustainable and abundant source of power for our homes, cities and offices. But what do you do when the sun isn’t shining


VSD Efficiency Helps German Plant Achieve 10% Energy Savings

In an effort to supply energy-efficient compressed air to process sewage at a treatment plant in the town of Versmold, Germany, two Atlas Copco ZS 55+ oil-free screw blowers with variable speed drive (VSD) have been installed.