Fourth, the biggest upside to regular data logging……. Locating issues. Looking at the data produced by the loggers we can determine if there are any anomalies in air consumption at a specific time during the day or night, identifying these problems is the first step to fixing them.
When should I complete Data logging?
Prior to replacing compressors with bigger or smaller models to ensure any possible upgrades are considered effective.
After any changes have been made to your existing system, verify how much impact the updates have made. This could be a reduction in air usage, a reduction in pressure or a reduction in downtime, all leading to a saving of energy and money!
Ongoing, data logging is important to maintain at regular intervals for peace of mind that your system is running to its best efficiency and capability, as well as to identify any leaks within your compressed air systems.
Here is an example:
Air Energy Limited previously logged an injection moulding facility for 1 week and determined that the customer was using a 22KW machine just to feed leaks all day, every day. We pointed out to the customer that if they made some changes, they could be saving up to £27,000+ a year. Can you imagine what you would do with that?
The most important step after having your compressed air system data logged is implementing the changes required. One of the changes we have implemented on a lot of sites is installing a control system for multiple compressors.
When there is one main compressor that does most of the work, and multiple smaller compressors at the point of use, linking them together and using a controller to deliver the amount of flow and pressure your system requires is very effective.
For example, we have a customer who had seven compressors on site, all running individual processes. We were asked to complete a data log on their compressed air system and once data was logged, we determined there was potential for a lot of energy savings. Our engineer installed a central compressor controller and linked the pipework together. Upon completion, only 3 of the compressors ever run at peak demand which lead to reduced energy usage on site and removed 25kw of compressor power from this site’s energy consumption.
If you are interested in having your compressed air system data logged, with our top-of-the-range data logging equipment, to have more system control and reduce the inefficient operation of machinery, please feel free to get in contact with our knowledgeable team!