Gail Hardinger, facilities manager, knew his air system could be improved and invited Rogers Machinery Company to review his operations. Data loggers were connected to gather information over a typical two (2) week period. After data collection, experts from Rogers presented the information and pointed out what was working and what was using too much energy. Armed with this information two (2) options or Energy Efficiency Measures (EEMs) were prepared each with;
- Annual energy savings
- Implementation Costs
- Utility Incentives
- Simple Payback.
Fujimi chose to proceed with a new VFD controlled air compressor with a temperature controlled VFD cooling fan to increase part load efficiency and lower pressure of the system. Once installed Rogers returned and again connected data collection equipment to fine tune the controls, educated the system owner and prove the savings.