Almost all industrial facilities have compressed air systems to support processes, equipment, systems, maintenance, and cleanup. Compressed air is energy-intensive, and is often one of the largest energy users and least efficient pieces of equipment at a facility.
Regardless of size, type, or function, Cascade has proven approaches for improving the energy efficiency of compressed air systems. We optimize both air supply and demand by focusing not only on how compressed air is generated, but also on why and how it is used throughout a facility. The demand side of these systems often represents the greatest opportunity for performance improvement and cost savings. We minimize air use and how efficiently it is generated and delivered.
Cascade’s engineers have addressed hundreds of compressed air systems. In addition to practical field experience, our staff participates in trainings, such as the Compressed Air Challenge. We utilize detailed data logging of system performance (e.g., power, flow, and pressure) to really understand what is going on and what opportunities exist.