Leaks can be a significant source of wasted energy in an industrial compressed air system, sometimes wasting 20-30% of a compressor’s output. A typical plant that has not been well maintained will likely have a leak rate equal to 30% of total compressed air production capacity. On the other hand, proactive leak detection and repair can reduce leaks to less than 5% of compressors output.
In addition to being a source of wasted energy, leaks can also contribute to other operating losses. Leaks cause a drop in system pressure, which can make air tools function less efficiently, adversely effecting production. In addition, by forcing the equipment to cycle more frequently, leaks shorten the life of almost all system equipment (including the compressor package itself). Increased running time can also lead to additional maintenance requirements and increased unscheduled down time. Finally leaks can lead to adding unnecessary compressor capacity.
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We recommend that you put a mechanic with our crew to make the easy repairs (tubing fittings, valve packings, unions, etc.) during the leak survey. On average, 30% of your leaks can be repaired as we complete the survey process. If necessary, we can provide this service for an additional fee.
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Petro Chemical Energy’s nitrogen leak surveys use proprietary testing equipment to locate nitrogen leaks, CFM loss and dollar loss per leak annually is furnished upon completion of every survey.