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Compressed Air, Industrial Technology

Refrigerated Air Dryers as an Efficiency Solution

1 May , 2018  

Breaking Down the Basics of Refrigerated Air Dryers Written by Erik Arfalk, thecompressedairblog.com, January 11, 2018 Compressed air contains naturally occurring moisture, which can negatively affect applications that require moisture-free air. Dryers are a common solution for removing moisture content. One of the most popular options is the refrigerated air dryer because of its ability […]

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Compressed Air, Industrial Technology

Choosing the Right Heat of Compression Dryers to Maximize Efficiency

26 Feb , 2018  

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Everything You Need to Know about Heat of Compression Dryers The Compressed Air Blog, February 15, 2018 Compressed air systems can be sensitive to even the smallest amounts of moisture. The presence of liquid in the system can cause premature rusting, remove lubrication in production equipment and cause manufacturing processes to malfunction. To achieve energy efficiency […]

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Compressed Air, Industrial Technology

Ask the Expert: Pneumatic or Electric Actuation: Which is Better?

11 Oct , 2017  

Compressed Air and Actuation Technologies Bryan Kilgore, ERS, for Zondits Pneumatic actuators have had widespread use in the industrial space, particularly the food packaging industry. Pneumatic actuators offer low upfront costs for mechanical actuation. Electric actuators, however, are more energy efficient and are often seen as the more economical option when considering long-term energy costs. […]

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Air Compression Solutions Reduce Manufacturing Energy Costs

6 Dec , 2016  

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Boosting Energy Efficiency: Air Compressor Technology IEN, November 25, 2016 Faced with increasing competition, high energy costs, increased regulation and more aggressive sustainability goals, facility owners and plant managers are under extraordinary pressure to reduce costs, while achieving greater productivity and energy efficiency. Most industries use some form of air or gas compression to generate […]

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Compressed Air, Industrial Technology

Compressed Air Heat Recovery Basics

12 Aug , 2016  

Daniel Stewart, ERS, for Zondits Compressed air is a notoriously expensive energy source but one that is widely used in commercial and industrial settings because of its ability to be easily stored, the high output-to-weight (and output-to-size) ratio of pneumatic actuators and tools, and the low maintenance requirements of end-use devices. As a general rule […]

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Compressed Air, Industrial Technology

Compressed Air Applications in Theme Parks

12 Aug , 2016  

Daniel Stewart, ERS, for Zondits Compressed air is often referred to as the “fourth utility” in commercial and industrial settings – joining water, electricity, and thermal fuels – because it has a wide variety of applications and is often essential to process and facility operation. Major advantages of compressed air as an energy source include […]

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Compressed Air, Industrial Technology

Cannon Mountain Upgrades for More Snow This Year

28 Jul , 2016  

Valerie Eacret, ERS, for Zondits Cannon Mountain, a ski area in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, is making a number of significant changes to its snowmaking equipment and energy supply systems in preparation for the next ski season. The plans for the upgrades indicate that the operation will use only two-thirds of its current […]

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Compressed Air, Industrial Technology

Size Matters: All Air Compressors Are Not Designed Equally

27 Apr , 2016  

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Sizing matters: How to avoid oversizing or undersizing your compressed air system Plant Services, April 7, 2016. Image credit: blickpixel Common downfalls of undersized and oversized compressors The most common issue resulting from under-sizing compressors is insufficient airflow to production equipment. Workers may complain that their tools aren’t working properly, or that low-pressure alarms may be […]

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Compressed Air, Energy Storage, Industrial Technology

A Compressed Air Energy Storage Technology Review

4 Apr , 2016  

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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

4 Jan , 2016  

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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