Industrial Utility Efficiency    


August 2016 Edition

Compressed Air Measurement

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Automaker PROTON Attacks Compressed Air Waste

PROTON Tanjung Malim Sdn Bhd (PTMSB) is an automotive manufacturing plant located at PROTON City, a ten minute drive from the Tanjung Malim town of Perak, Malaysia. It is one of three manufacturing facilities owned and operated by Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional Sdn. Bhd. (PROTON) with a production capacity of 150,000 cars per annum.

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Managing Pressure Regulator Artificial Demand, Part 1

Pressure regulators are everywhere compressed air is used. These simple devices, essential for safe and steady equipment operation, can be a big waster of compressed air. This article shows how with proper regulator selection, installation and setting management you can save compressed air and lower system pressures. This article looks at regulators on production equipment not central regulators or Process Flow Controllers.

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Assessing the Impact of Compressed Air Quality on Food Products

Compressed air is a critical utility widely used throughout the food industry. Being aware of the composition of compressed air used in your plant is key to avoiding product contamination. Your task is to assess the activities and operations that can harm a product, the extent to which a product can be harmed, and how likely it is that product harm will occur. Assessing product contamination is a multi-step process in which you must identify the important risks, prioritize them for management, and take reasonable steps to remove or reduce the chance of harm to the product, and, in particular, serious harm to the consumer.

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The Importance of Bi-directional Compressed Air Flow Measurement

Technology is available which enables a compressed air flow meter to measure not only the magnitude of the flow, but also the direction. Why is this important? In this article we will describe two case studies where bi-directional compressed air flow measurement plays a key role to come to the right conclusions. In the first case study, we will describe an electronics manufacturing plant, which has a large interconnected ring network with two air compressor rooms located in different buildings. The two air compressor rooms are about five hundred feet apart. In the second case study, the effect of compressed air flow measurement upstream of a local receiver tank is described.

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Sparks Dynamics Optimizes NIST Compressed Air System

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), founded in 1901 is a measurement standards laboratory, and a non-regulatory agency of the United States Department of Commerce. Its mission is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life. NIST employs about 2,900 scientists, engineers, technicians, and support and administrative personnel.

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