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New Whitepaper - reducing energy consumption from compressed air usage

05 March 2017

BCAS has produced a 16-page document entitled ‘Reducing Energy Consumption from Compressed Air Usage’ aimed at energy and plant managers responsible for the performance of a compressed air system.  

The whitepaper provides an overview of how to save energy in a typical system, highlighting areas where waste occurs, steps that can be taken to minimise waste and then where to go for further information.
Marion Beaver, technical officer at BCAS, said: “Both energy and plant managers are busy people dealing with a wide range of different building services and processes.  It is unlikely that many will be experts in managing compressed air systems. This whitepaper provides a starting point, offering an informative overview, rather than a detailed guide.”
The white paper points out that compressed air typically accounts for 10% of an industrial company’s electricity bill - in some sectors it is far more.  It also urges end users to consider the whole system and points out that every element impacts upon its energy consumption.
The whitepaper can be downloaded from

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