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QUALITY, SAFETY & RELIABILITY FEATURES

Compressed Air System Upgrades Need Follow-up Attention at Food Operation

By Ron Marshall, Marshall Compressed Air Consulting

There is usually a deep feeling of pride welling up inside the designers and installers after completing the installation of a new compressed air system, especially if it starts up and works perfectly. But what happens after a few years, are things as perfect as at the start? This is a question with an answer that very few people know for their system. This article describes some interesting experiences with a food products company at two plants where compressed air assessments of optimized systems done a few years after the system upgrades showed problems.

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Profile: Ozen Air Technology

Compressed Air Best Practices® interviewed Fehmi Esen, President of Ozen Air Technology, LLC.

By Mike Grennier, Compressed Air Best Practices® Magazine

We manufacture and market a full line of low- and medium-pressure piston and screw air compressors, as well as air dryers, air tanks and accessories. Ozen Air Technology is a subsidiary of Ozen Kompresor based in Konya, Turkey. Our company has been manufacturing air compressors and related equipment for more than 50 years. In 2018, we expanded into North and South America with an operation in Charlotte, North Carolina, which is exciting for us given the opportunity we see.

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PRODUCTIVITY, SUSTAINABILITY & ENERGY CONSERVATION FEATURES

Fifteen Years of Compressed Air Best Practices Support Gentex Business Goals

By John Bilsky, MWS, CCAS, Gentex Corporation

While many businesses strive to plan, install and maintain a compressed air system that fulfils the company’s specific needs, I’ve found that implementing compressed air best practices not only accomplishes specific goals, but also results in time-tested advantages that aid in the overall business and production goals of the organization.

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Stanley Black & Decker Plant in Tennessee: A Beacon of Sustainability

By Mike Grennier, Compressed Air Best Practices® Magazine

New Britain, Connecticut-based Stanley Black & Decker has gained widespread recognition for its commitment to social responsibility and sustainability – and with good reason: The company has reduced CO2 emissions in 2018 by 8,840 metric tons and in 2019 it was on track to further reduce greenhouse CO2 emissions by another 4,000 metric tons.

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Fix Air Leaks to Keep Profits in Food and Beverage Applications from Vanishing into Thin Air

By Javier Irazola, Fluke Corporation

“A single ¼-inch leak in a compressed air line can cost a facility from $2,500 to more than $8,000 per year. Locating and fixing leaks will result in significant savings depending on pressure requirements and energy costs.”

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