Compressed air is widely used throughout industry. It is sometimes called the “fourth utility”, after electricity, gas and water. From mining, lumber and paper mills, petroleum, chemical, textile and glass production to small manufacturing plants and hotels, compressed air provides critical services and can often represent the majority of the facility energy costs. It powers pneumatic tools, conveyors, hoists, pumps and machines. In processes, it is used for aeration, filtration, dehydration, oxidation and fractionation.
The Compressed Air Challenge is a voluntary collaboration of industrial users; manufacturers, distributors and their associations; consultants; state research and development agencies; energy efficiency organizations; and utilities. This group has one purpose in mind — helping you enjoy the benefits of improved performance of your compressed air system.
To learn more about compressed air systems and its efficiency visit http://www.compressedairchallenge.org/library/