By Matt McCorkle, Kaeser Compressors, Inc.
With over ten thousand air systems audits under our belt, we've seen it all and learned a few things. One of the most common problems we see is that most systems have far more capacity than needed. On average, users operate at 44% of peak capacity. It's so common, we'd say it is an epidemic, and even our own customers are not immune despite our efforts to inoculate with education.
This article takes a look at some actual examples of over-sized systems and the costs that resulted. Learn how to properly plan for a compressed air system and what your options are with an existing system.