Air Leakage Detection
Air Energy Audit provides its clients with efficient air leak management solutions. In many industrial facilities, there are substantial air leaks that result in significant energy wastage and higher operational expenses.
Effectively addressing air leaks is essential for maintaining the optimal efficiency of compressed air systems and for minimizing energy expenditures. A proactive approach to detecting and repairing leaks can lead to substantial cost savings, often amounting to thousands of dollars annually. To keep both air leaks and operational costs to a minimum, the most effective strategy is to implement a comprehensive air leak prevention program.
Air leaks not only lead to wasted output but also have detrimental effects on production, including:
- Causing a drop in system pressure.
- Decreasing the efficiency of plant and equipment.
- Shortening the lifespan of equipment due to more frequent cycling.
- Increasing the need for additional maintenance due to longer running times.
- Imposing unnecessary air demand on compressors.
Air leaks can emerge from various components within a compressed air system, including:
- Couplings, hoses, tubes, and fittings
- Pressure regulators
- Open condensate drains and shut-off valves
- Pipe joints, disconnects, and thread sealants
Many air leaks are challenging to detect because even a tiny leak as small as 1.6 mm in diameter is not audible to the human ear. However, these seemingly minor leaks can result in substantial wasted energy costs, amounting to up to 50,000RS ($450) annually.
The most efficient method for identifying air leaks in a compressed air system is to employ an ultrasonic leak detector, which is sensitive to high-frequency sounds produced by small air leaks.
Air Energy Audit possesses cutting-edge ultrasonic leak detectors capable of identifying and categorizing all air leaks in your facility. We provide a detailed report with photographs of tagged leaks, along with an estimate of their annual energy wastage costs.
Addressing air leaks can range from simple tasks like tightening loose fittings to more complex actions like replacing malfunctioning equipment. We can offer assistance in repairing those leaks that you cannot resolve on your own.
Our approach considers essential factors such as maintenance access, ventilation, pipe sizing, pressure drop, piping materials, pipe supports, isolation, and future requirements. This ensures that compressed air is delivered where needed with minimal pressure drop and at the lowest feasible cost.