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Replacing Home Made Blow Off Pipe Saves Manufacturer $13,665 per pipe

Supplier: Compressed Air Australia
27 October, 2018

A food processing plant who just eliminated 30 of their homemade blowoffs and replaced them with Exair Super Air Knife saved $13,665 per year with each pipe replaced!

Replacing a single home made drilled pipe can significantly reduce energy costs It did for A food processing plant who just eliminated 30 of their homemade blowoffs saved $13,665 per year with each pipe replaced.
 
Here's the math!
  1. Existing blowoff is approx. 500mm long pipe with 54 x 2.38mm diameter holes operating at 80 PSIG (5.5 BAR). Air consumption from chart is 9.4 SCFM per hole. Total air consumption is 
    54 x 9.4 = 507.6 SCFM 
  2. Use 24" (610mm) Super Air Knife with standard .002" gap and 80 PSIG supply.  Air consumption from chart is 2.9 per inch. Total air consumption is 24 x 2.9 = 69.6 SCFM 
  3. Compressed air saved = 507.6 SCFM - 69.6 SCFM = 438 SCFM 
  4. Most large plants know their air cost.  If you don't know your actual cost, a reasonable average to use is $0.25 per 1000 SCF 
  5. Dollars saved per hour = SCFM saved x 60 minutes x cost/1000 SCF = 438 x 60 x $0.25/1000

 

= $6.57 per hour
= $262.80 per 40 hour week
$13,665.60 per year savings*
 

*Based on national average electricity cost of 8.3 cents per kWh. Annual cost reflects 40 hours per week, 52 weeks per year.
 
A 24" (610mm) Stainless Steel Super Air Knife would save enough in compressed air costs to
pay for itself in less than seven (7) weeks!

Contact us to see how our products can save your business money.
 
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