Data Collection

Data Collection

History

After 20 years of building local and cloud-based monitoring solutions for compressed air systems, we are firm believers that continuous monitoring is the foundation of an intelligent compressed air system.

The core of an intelligent, connected compressed air system is accurate, reliable performance data. Our standardized project framework is built on industry-standard data collection methods and compressed air performance metrics to deliver quality data to you.

With this data, you can have a complete picture of your compressed air system and identify ways to increase system efficiency and performance.

Methods

Our approach to gathering data is customized to each of our customers. From energy savings surveys to on-site visits, metered assessments, and data collection from BayWatch, our cloud-based plant controls and monitoring system, we will gather all of the data you need to fully analyze your compressed air system.

Working with you and your team, we will identify the best collection methods, time frames, and data types in order gather the essential information for your energy goals.

February 2016
Site Survey Data Collection
Units Weekday
1st Shift
Weekday
2nd Shift
Weekday
3rd Shift
Saturday Sunday
Hours per Week Hours 40 40 40 24 24
Average Power kW 5,000 5,000 2,000 2,000 2,000
Pressure Reduction
Average Pressure psi 105.0 105.0 105.0 105.0 105.0
Proposed Operating Pressure psi 98.0 98.0 98.0 80.0 80.0
Blowoff Reduction psi 98.0 98.0 80.0 80.0 80.0
% of Air Released % 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0
% Reduction in Blowoff % 50.0 50.0 50.0 50.0 50.0
Unloaded Operation
Power When Running Unloaded kW 250 250 250 250 250
Hours per Week Running Unloaded Hours 4 4 4 4 4
% Unloaded Reduction % 50.0 50.0 50.0 50.0 50.0

Based on our data collection process, we determined the cost of electricity and the savings potential for reducing this customer’s pressure (i.e., pressure reduction savings and demand reduction savings).

Constants
Average Energy Cost $0.077 kWH
Reduced Pressure Savings 0.500 %%
Unregulated Demand Coefficient .600 %%

Results

Building on a new, universally compatible gateway, our solutions allow customers to realize compressed air energy and maintenance savings in new and innovative ways including:

  • Automatic Compressor and Air System Benchmarking and Grading
  • Industry-Standard KPIs
  • Unregulated Demand Alerts
  • Compressed Air System Performance Trending and Analysis
  • Compressor Maintenance Verification
  • Compressor Maintenance Reminders

Three Proven Methods for Maximizing Compressed Air System Efficiency

The most efficient operating point of a compressor is typically 100 percent of its rated capacity. This holds true for centrifugal, rotary screw, and reciprocating compressors.


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