Food & Beverage Site Albury/Wodonga
Identifying the Problem
As the site is operational 24 hours a day and 5 days a week, there is significant energy required. Through analysis of the servicing requirements for the compressor systems, Sullair was able to identify substantial power savings from eliminating the inefficiencies of running two compressors.
Offering a Solution
The old compressor system being used at the site included two 90kW compressors running simultaneously. One compressor was constantly loaded 98% of its time whilst the second compressor was unloaded for 90% of its time. Having two 90kW compressors running constantly provides a massive drain on power and therefore Sullair devised a solution. Remtron, the Sullair distributor investigated their total CFM requirement and found that they could offer a Champion VOCii90VSD, which would have enough capacity to run the plant more efficiently and significantly reduce their energy consumption.
What was the Outcome?
After installation was complete, an Airlinx module was supplied to monitor the compressors efficiency performance. The results showed that by using the VOC/VSD compressor significant power savings have been achieved on the site. We found that the production throughout the day has a larger requirement of air than what is required through the night. The Airlix module has given the customer confidence in the operation of the compressor, whilst the remote monitoring option allows Remtron to provide first class service should a breakdown occur. When the customer experienced an overheating issue on the compressor and the backup compressors took control. Remtron were then able to respond immediately and fix the issue before the customer even knew there was a problem. Through installation of the Airlinx system, the customer has been able to maximise the power savings on the site. Another beneficial tool that has been generated is access to monthly reports. This provides customers with extensive data and a thorough understanding of how their compressor package is performing. The Airlinx system also has an in built service alarm for timely servicing.
The End Result
The customer receives a positive outcome as a result of this upgrade and they now make approximate energy savings of $36,000 per year.