COMPRESSED AIR METER
How can you conserve something that you don’t monitor?
You have a gas meter(s) a water meter(s) a electrical meter(s) why, so you can monitor your usage of those utilities. Compressed Air is also a utility. Remember it takes 8 horsepower of electrical energy to create one horsepower of compressed air. For less than a thousand dollars, you can monitor your compressed air!
25-35% of the load energy is consumed during idle run without producing any air.
Computing Energy Costs
Annual Electricity Cost (simple formula)
bhp x 0.746 x hours x cost motor efficiency
200 hp compressor, 95% efficient motor, 4160 hours per year and $ 0.10/kWh electricity cost
200 x 0.746 x 4160 x .10 / 0.95 = $ 65,334 per year