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April 2014 Edition

April 2014 Edition

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Paper Plant Saves $171,000 in Energy Costs

A twenty-year old installation of Joy three-stage centrifugal air compressors and heatless desiccant dryers benefits from upgrades to new air compressor and heated desiccant dryer technology.

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Specifying an Air Compressor Cooling System

Cooling system expert, Bruce Williams from Hydrothrift Corporation, describes the information required to correctly size a 200 brake horsepower air compressor using a closed-loop cooling system.

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Desiccant Dryers-Ten Lessons Learned

Ron Marshall, on behalf of the Compressed Air Challenge®, shares his experience with desiccant dryers. Compared to refrigerated air dryers, the cost of operation of heatless desiccant dryers is fairly expensive, therefore, the article recommends careful consideration of their use.

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Establishing the Baseline in an Old Paper Mill

Veteran compressed air system auditor, Hank van Ormer, shares his experience at a paper mill spending $1.7 million annually on energy required to run the compressed air system. This story provides readers with a nice example of the detail required to get a proper understanding of what is happening with the air compressors in your plant - before any changes are made or recommended.

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