Air Audits can take several different forms dependent on the level of information the customer requires. Wearside Pneumatics offers three Air Audits, starting with a basic Health Check which forms a visual identification of problems associated within the confines of the compressed air equipment, covering location ventilation, operation, control, general condition, run and loaded hours assessment.
The second level would be to install our I Trak measuring equipment that collates data over a seven-day period assessing power consumption and flow, identifying opportunities of saving energy, which often can achieve up to a 50% reduction in energy consumption.
The final Air Audit is our full AIRScan, which is a fully diagnostic evaluation of all aspects of your system detailing real power, flow, pressure, temperature, and dew point, measurement. The Audit can be tailored to suit individual budgets from a complete solution to cover specific critical areas.
AIRScan – tangible information for real solutions
A complete AIRScan audit includes a full survey of important compressed air net parameters, and the solutions that emerge from it. Using the logged information, a detailed report is compiled, including cost analysis, graphs and a list of recommendations for improving your system’s performance.
AIRScan is not only an accurate compressed air system diagonstics package, it’s very flexible as well. It allows customers to select the depth of audit and to tightly control the budget they are willing to allocate to the audit. From a complete audit solution – with an initial baseline audit, a complete evaluation report with solutions, and a final validation-, to individual and specific audit services tailored to the needs of each customer and his installation.
|Non intrusive measurements||No production interruptions.
Can be performed at any time.
|Real measurements||Accurately measured data. Not calculated based on design conditions.|
|Comprehensive and read friendly reports||Valuable document that outlines the energy savings opportunities.|
|Independent analysis||Not linked to equipment sales.|
|Flexible and totally configurable||Taylor made solution. From basic inspections to a full audit survey.|
|Can be combined with the traditional service plan||Can be included in the yearly maintenance budget allowing a yearly check of the compensation realization.|
An audit consists of:
This test accurately measures and logs the delivered flow of compressed air on any compressor make or type. The flow meter can be inserted into an existing point or the system can be “hot tapped”, without interrupting the production.
Where other audits use clamps or rely on originally installed power meters to estimate power usage, Atlas Copco’s method measures the actual consumed power, non-intrusively. This check is available for all types of compressors over a pre-determined period, usually 7 days. The results give an accurate overview of the money that is spent annually on the production of compressed air.
Compressed air leakages are synonymous for throwing money away. Between 10 and 25% leakage is typical in most systems. Atlas Copco’s leak check identifies, tags and quantifies these leaks throughout the compressed air system. To immediately start saving money, repairs can be performed during the audit.
Air quality check
This audit measures the quality of the air and compares it with the specific needs at any point in your system.
This audit assesses the effectiveness of the service programme for equipment, including compressors, filters, dryers and ancillaries.