Electrical energy consumption cannot be neglected as part of the cost in production. In the years to come, this trend will escalate affecting nearly all industries.
Saving electricity remains a pressing interest in energy-intensive industrial manufacturing processes. One example of energy saving is the cleaning of machined workpieces by removing chippings and other waste-like cooling lubricants.
Cleaning workpieces from chippings and contamination tends to be done with compressed air from a central compressor (reciprocating compressor, screw compressor, or similar) using a distribution network to provide the required air at the workpiece. An often-overlooked variable is the low efficiency of the compressor in comparison to the compressed air required.
The following concept provides an attractive alternative: a decentralised, small, and efficient turbo compressor that delivers compressed air where it is needed – 100 per cent oil and lubricant free.
Estimated savings are based on a compressed air requirement of 6,000 standard litres per minute (SLPM). A centrally reciprocating compressor that distributes the compressed air over a distribution network requires 18 kW to create the required airflow volume. The decentralised turbo compressor (Turbo Compressor CT-22-12000.GB), with its small form factor can be installed next to the machine, requires only 9 kW for the same airflow volume. The difference per hour in a two-shift environment with 250 working days per annum, using an average electricity price of EUR 0.165 per kWh (Germany), is a staggering EUR 6,000 per year.
Turbo Compressor CT-22-12000.GB
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