Industrial Utility Efficiency

Hitting the Gas on Efficient Compressed Air Delivery at Hitachi Astemo

Hitachi Astemo’s efficiency gains will turn into significant cost savings. In this article we outline the savings reported by the client since the changeover was complete. It shows a sizeable reduction in energy costs, air compressor energy costs and maintenance costs to the tune of 21.95%, 24.14% and 24.14%, respectively. Total operating costs to date have dropped from \$1,277,394 to \$941,959 with the new system a decrease of 26.25%.

Plastic Pipe Selection in Industrial Compressed Air Applications

Compressed air piping systems contain high amounts of stored energy, which can be dangerous if released suddenly. Most plastic pipe systems are not suited for this application. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued rulings regarding the use of thermoplastic piping materials for these applications. 

The 2024 AICD Show Report

The Association of Independent Compressor Distributors (AICD) held its annual event at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada, in April 2024. Participating distributor members and guests enjoyed a few days of networking events, the AICD trade show, speakers, the AICD Golf Tournament and more. 

The System Assessment


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A major producer of cement and building materials, CalPortland’s energy management efforts have


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Plant personnel had experienced ongoing problems with its process grinder performance due to


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Oil & Gas

In terms of compressed air systems, it’s not unusual to see a plant with 10 to 15 air compressors,


Wastewater treatment processes have come a long way in the past century, but demand continues to