Energy Saving Tips: Compressed Air

Reducing the amount of compressed air you use is one of the fastest and most effective ways to save your business money

Reducing pressure by 10% can lead to a 5% energy saving.

Here are some quick ideas on how your business can save money:

  • Make small, incremental reductions, checking that operations are not affected.
  • Can the pressure be lowered? Check the requirements of your equipment and tools.
  • Power delivered by compressed air is convenient but expensive – investigate if there are cheaper alternatives for some jobs.
  • An idling compressor uses around 40% of its full load. Turn compressors off during breaks and when not required.
  • Can power be delivered more efficiently? For instance, fitting a venture-type nozzle can use 30% less compressed air.