Atlas Copco's 10-step guide* to a green and efficient production for your air solutions
Compressed air production consumes a large amount of energy, which impacts a company’s bottom line as well as the environment.
However, there are some things businesses can do to immediately and sustainably to make compressed air generation less expensive and more environmentally friendly.
This 10-step guide will help companies lower their energy consumption and carbon footprint, which will translate into direct savings. In some cases, these savings will be substantial.
Take meaningful action
Best of all, while all of the 10 steps will save money in the long run, some of them cost very little to implement. In fact, after you finish reading this guide you will be able to take meaningful action right away to make your production greener and more efficient.
This interactive guide is meant to increase your awareness of ways in which the generation and use of compressed air in a production environment can become much more efficient.
In addition to help you better understand the design and operation of compressed air systems, the guide will also allow you to make more informed decisions and ask the right questions as you make future purchasing decisions.
Why reduce carbon?
Not a day goes by without reports on the devastating impact of climate change on our planet — and the increase of carbon in the atmosphere contributes to this problem.
More and more people are demanding that their governments take action, which is leading to new legislation in many countries, such as tighter emission standard and carbon taxes.
At the same time, many companies have realised that making their production greener beyond government mandates is not just good for the environment but also for business — and that it can shore up their long-term success.
Reducing your carbon footprint by making your compressed air systems more energy efficient has the following benefits for your business:
- Lower manufacturing costs
- Reduced carbon taxes
- Improved brand image, which helps attract customers, investors and talented staff
- Boost to employee morale
- Compliance with increasingly stringent environmental laws
Did you know?
A compressor installation that consumes 500 kW for 8000 operating hours per year represents a yearly energy consumption of 4 million kWh or 2828 metric tons of CO2. The possibilities for recovering substantial amounts of waste heat via hot air or hot water are real. As much as 94% of the energy supplied to the compressor can be recovered.
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