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Proceedings of the Industrial Energy Technology Conference


In many industrial facilities it is common for more than one air compressor to be operating simultaneously to meet the compressed air demand. The individual compressor set-points and how these compressors interact and respond to the facility demand have a significant impact on the compressed air system total power consumption and efficiency. In the past, compressors were staged by cascading the pressure band of each compressor in the system. Modern automatic sequencers now allow more intelligent and efficient staging of air compressors.

AirSim, a compressed air simulation tool, is now able to simulate multiple-compressor systems with pressure band and automatic sequencer controls. AirSim can simulate a current compressed air system and a proposed system with changes to the equipment and/or controls. Thus, quickly and accurately, users can calculate the energy and cost savings expected from many proposed compressed air system upgrades.

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Texas A&M University

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New Orleans, LA