Compressed Air Audits: Everything You Need To Know

For many businesses, an air compressor is an integral part of their operations; however, compressed air systems can be costly to run. The cost of generating compressed air can account for up to a third of a site's electricity bill. Meaning minor defects such as leaks or damage can have large knock-on effects, not just on energy costs but on a site's overall output. Ensuring that a compressed air system works according to performance, reliability, and efficiency standards is vital in achieving production targets. Compressed air audits should be conducted to guarantee that your compressed air system performs optimally and maintains maximum efficiency.

What is a compressed air audit?

A compressed air audit identifies inefficiencies, wastage, and usage of your compressor system. An audit involves a thorough assessment of the entire compressed air system by an experienced technician. These air audits aim to ensure that your compressed air system operates efficiently and meets your production requirements.

The process includes inspecting all components and equipment in conjunction with sophisticated data logging to assess air demand patterns and energy use. Finally, a comprehensive diagnostic report provides all the analysis and recommendations.

Why should you conduct a compressed air audit?

An air audit uncovers issues affecting a compressor's performance and reliability which is often overlooked or ignored during day-to-day operations. Therefore, addressing the concerns identified from the audit will help to increase your production output, decrease your energy use, and extend the life of your compressor.

Energy costs associated with the production of compressed air usually make up a substantial part of a site's power bill. Mobile Compressed Air has found, on average, businesses lose 30% of the energy consumed by compressed air systems, and, in some cases, up to 60% is wasted through leakage, inefficient or production losses. However, we have demonstrated high cost and energy savings for customers that have implemented recommendations from the compressed air audits.

Do you need a compressed air audit?

Conducting regular compressed air audits should form part of your compressor maintenance. Any changes, faulty components, or new equipment can affect the performance and efficiency of compressed air systems. Inefficiencies can cost your business considerably, especially if issues go unchecked for long periods. Most, if not all, of these issues can be easily fixed.

An air audit can make a meaningful difference to your bottom line. We can assure you that it will pay for itself!

Contact us today to book an air audit with one of our experienced compressed air technicians!