Air Compressor Efficiency Saves Electric Utlity Costs—May, 2012

May 10, 2012 at 11:52 AMRing Power

Pan Am Railways facility saved $52,000 in power costs and received $94,000 in power company rebates by utilizing new Sullair electric air compressors.

Once a part of “the world’s most experienced airline,” Pan Am Railways is a freight carrier with 110 locomotives and hauls over a network of more than 2,000 miles track in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont, and Canada's Atlantic provinces.

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The railway operates a freight hub and rolling stock repair facility in East Deerfield, MA, employing more than 700 employees. Compressed air is required for three shifts, 24/7, in the main repair shops to operate air tools as well as in the distribution rail yards to check coupling and pneumatic switching.

A compressed air audit and, as a result, recommended two Sullair 24KT™ 150hp model V200TS two-stage air compressors which would alternate hours of operation. This recommendation was based upon a projected power savings of 217,377 kWh per year and a $78,000 rebate from the local power company, subject to verification.

The complete installation includes two Sullair V-200TS two-stage tandem rotary screw air compressors and two Sullair SSD desiccant dryers. These compressors feature variable capacity control (VCC), variable speed drive, EES Energy Efficiency System that recovers compressor-generated heat and 24KT™, Sullair’s extended life fluid. The combination of the two-stage air end, variable capacity control, variable speed drive and EES has proven these Sullair compressors to be the most effective in saving energy and reducing total life cycle costs.

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