Packaging company upgrades compressed air generation system

Innovative packaging company upgrades compressed air generation system.

The customer experienced electrical and mechanical failure with its ageing 110kW variable speed drive compressor package. Prior to the failure, Aircare Compressor Services Limited (Aircare) carried out an airINSITE data logging exercise where the system’s demand was met with two uncontrolled variable speed drive units.

Aircare compressor installationOur recommendation was to install an additional fixed speed CompAir L110e fixed speed compressor to be utilised as duty rotation with an existing CompAir unit, ensuring optimum energy efficiency.

Visualisation of the system is an important aspect of the day-to-day compressed air management for this customer, so alongside the compressor installation, Aircare installed a SmartAir Master sequencer and iConn HD monitoring. This allowed the customer to access key compressor information in real time, plan servicing and minimise downtime.

Overall energy savings are 35 per cent across the site from compressed air generation