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Compressor activity after leak repair
400
300
200
100
0
Compressor #1

Compressor #2

Compressor #3

Compressor #4

After testing, compressor #4 is idle, 25.7% of the overall compressor capacity is recovered, and more than
$48,000 in savings is realized.

dangerous situations. "Before, we never
thought of testing for air leaks during
Annual energy, cost savings
production because we couldn't shut
Energy savings
down the aisles and move people out of
Per day
1,214, kWh
an area to go up and look at a potential
Per month
36,429 kWh
leak," said Stockert. "Now, we can stand
on the sideline and scan the air line
Per year
443,225 kWh
overhead, while carts and people move
underneath. We're not affecting their
Cost savings
work, but we can tag the leak and then
Per day
$133
move a lift to that spot during lunch
Per month
$4,007
and fix it rather than having
to wait for a weekend PM
Per year
$48,754
shift."
Initially, the objecRepairing leaks detected by the ii900 sonic industive for the company,
trial imager resulted in significant annual savings.
when testing the
ii900 imager, was to
save energy. After the
out," he said. "By correcting the leaks, one of our
initial air-leak inspections and
compressors is nearly idle much of the time."
corrections, Stockert also saw a
Compressor-usage reduction translates to an
25.7% recovery in compressed-air
estimated $48,754 in annual energy savings. EP
capacity. "We were near the top end
of what our compressor system can put
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describe and demonstrate the ii900 sonic industrial imager. In the video you'll
learn how the instrument functions and see it detect leaks and capture them in
still images and video. For more about the ii900 imager, visit fluke.com.

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