Right-sized Compressors and Components Increase Efficiency and Save Money

While researching ways to increase efficiency in fluid power systems I ran across a recent pneumatics blog by Parker Hannifin that I thought I’d share with the Fluid Power Design readers.  The Parker blog gives a number of recommendations to help increase plant efficiency and save on overall maintenance costs.  Some of the pointers include:

  • Right-sizing compressors and components – save energy and reduce design space by right-sizing your components and compressors
  • Choose the right-sized cylinders to address safety issues
  • Help prevent leaks and line contamination by using thread sealants
  • Have a maintenance plan that includes looking for leaks in hoses, tubing, fittings, valves, joints, quick disconnects, etc.
  • Preform regular audits on systems
  • Train and re-train employees on the correct way to operate the system

Click here to read the full blog.


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