Article | February 21, 2019

Trim Your Compressed Air "Waste" Line, One Pound At A Time

Source: Kaeser Compressors, Inc.

By Neil Mehltretter


Anyone with a compressed air system is familiar with leaks, the energy and money losses caused by them, and the headaches associated with preventing and fixing them. What many people don’t consider though is artificial demand.

Artificial demand is almost as costly as leaks. As a matter of fact, the Department of Energy estimates that as much as 10-15% of compressed air is wasted due to artificial demand. So just what is it?