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July 2014 Edition

July 2014 Edition

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Energy Management at Intertape Polymer Group

Intertape Polymer Group has just received the 2014 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award. With ten plants in North America, IPG in 2013 reduced their energy intensity by 22 percent versus 2012. I hope you enjoy our interview article with Michael Jones, the Corporate Energy Team Leader for Intertape Polymer Group. Their energy management program reduced absolute energy use by 3 percent in 2013 and resulted in $2 million in cumulative energy savings since 2009.

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Compressed Air Simulation Software

"The only constant in compressed air systems is change," according to article contributor and veteran auditor, Jan Hoetzel. "System monitoring allows facilities maintenance to see real-time effects of changes to the system and respond appropriately."

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Central Monitoring and Control for Multiple Air Compressors

This system assessment story, provided by Don van Ormer of Air Power USA, reviews a plant where annual electric costs for compressed air production were $121,000. The plant was operating Sullair rotary screw compressors, a heated desiccant dryer and a ConservAir flow controller.

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SHOW REPORT: The 2014 AICD Conference

The 2014 AICD Conference was held in June in Orlando and featured a record number of exhibitors. I again had the truly difficult job of making the trip and catching up with all the AICD Member air compressor distributors and compressed air system equipment vendors. It's great to see the continued growth, in both membership and exhibitors, at this truly-independent and brand- neutral conference.

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Boeing Canada Winnipeg Recognized for Compressed Air Project

Boeing Canada Winnipeg was recognized for executing the best improvement project of 2013 within the Boeing enterprise worldwide.  Ron Marshall, on behalf of the Compressed Air Challenge®, writes about how they used innovative high-pressure storage to reduce the required size of their air compressors and save substantial utility energy and demand charges.

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