Air Compressor Audit Services in Chicago

Air Compressor Audit Services in Chicago

Save energy, reduce costs and increase efficiency with a Compressed Air System Audit. If it’s time to upgrade, replace or improve your industrial or commercial compressed air system, start here.

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Energy Efficiency Audit for Your Equipment From Trusted Air Experts

Fluid-Aire is the leading compressed air audit company in Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Detroit, or San Antonio. Our industry experts will perform a detailed Compressed Air System Efficiency Audit to locate compressed air leaks, determine where air is being wasted, and identify opportunities for improvement throughout your system.

Energy Efficiency Audit for Your Equipment From Trusted Air Experts

How We Can Help

Our air experts at Fluid-Aire Dynamics will identify system improvements that could shave thousands off your compressed air energy bills. We use a proven and repeatable compressed air audit procedure based on data from your current operations. Your compressed air audit report will outline clear, understandable recommendations for improving the reliability, and efficiency of your system. We’ll help you: 

  • Conduct data logging studies and set performance benchmarks 
  • Right-size your air compressor(s) and determine the optimal blend of fixed- and variable speed drive (VSD) compressors
  • Evaluate and improve your compressed air distribution piping system 
  • Assess compressor room setup and controls and determine if upgrades are needed 

Air leak audit

The typical compressed air system loses between 20-30% of compressed air to leaks, although more than 50% is not uncommon. These leaks may be costing your facility hundreds or thousands of dollars in excess energy costs for your compressor. An air leak audit can help you find hidden leaks so you can cut the waste and save precious air, energy, and money. And energy incentives from your power company may pay for the entire cost of your air audit and leak repair.

Compressed Air System Efficiency Audit

The compressed air system efficiency audit is the place to start before making any changes, upgrades or improvements to your air system. We use data logging and other air audit procedures to analyze system performance. When your audit has been completed, you will clearly understand four key factors.

CFM Data Logging

Our engineers can then provide recommendations that will help you to select the right size and mix of fixed and regulated-speed compressors. The compressed air audit may also identify

PSI Data logging

Our engineers can then provide recommendations that will help you to select the right size and mix of fixed and regulated-speed compressors. The compressed air audit may also identify

HP Logging

Our engineers can then provide recommendations that will help you to select the right size and mix of fixed and regulated-speed compressors. The compressed air audit may also identify

Our Compressed Air Audit Process

The Fluid-Aire Dynamics Compressed Air System Efficiency Audit is a multi-step process that uses data collection and expert analysis to help you understand your compressed air system and identify areas for improvement. We go through a compressed air audit checklist to gather information about every aspect of system performance. At the end, you’ll receive a detailed compressed air audit report with actionable information you can use to make decisions about system upgrades, improvements and optimization.

1.
Technician or Sales Engineer Goes on Site

A data logger is clipped to the incoming power of your compressor. The data logger measures pressure, temperature, moisture dew point, flow, amperage, and voltage for your air compressor.

2.
Connects This Device to Their Power Supply

The data logger is left in place for one to two weeks to collect data. This allows us to understand patterns and cycles in air usage over the course of normal shifts, days and weeks.

3.
A Week Later Go in Back and Take It

At the end of the data collection period, the data logger is retrieved and returned to our service facility for analysis. Our compressed air system experts use this data to analyze the performance of your system and produce a detailed compressed air audit report.

4.
Running the Data Through the Software

Your Sales Engineer will review your compressed air usage with you and your team. We’ll help you to understand important aspects of system performance, such as air compressor duty cycles, peak demand times and rates, and whether you are running out of air at key times.

5.
Produce a Detailed Report

We will make recommendations and help you implement a plan that solves for the efficiency issues that are discovered.

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Why do our clients think that we are the best Compressed Air System Audit Service near Chicago?

Do you know if your compressed air system is costing you too much money in energy bills? Compressed air is the fourth and most costly utility in manufacturing facilities. If your system is inefficient, this expense will be higher than it needs to be. A compressed air efficiency audit will help you save money, reduce maintenance, improve your energy footprint and guarantee consistent, reliable performance for your compressed air system. 

We are the compressed air experts in Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Detroit, and San Antonio. When you work with us for your compressed air energy efficiency audit, you can count on: 

  • Highly trained and qualified technicians who know how to collect and interpret the data from your compressed air system.
  • Easy-to-understand, actionable information presented through a detailed Compressed Air Audit Report.
  • Help in making decisions and implementing strategies for optimizing your compressed air system, from right-sizing your compressor to finding and fixing leaks.
  • Assistance in qualifying for energy incentives that could cover part or even all of your audit and system upgrade costs. We’ll even fill out the paperwork for you! 
  • A compressed air partner who will stand behind our work and be there for you over the long haul to keep your system running at optimal performance levels.
Why do our clients think that we are the best Compressed Air System Audit Service near Chicago?

Clients Reviews

The variable speed drive air compressor helps us because we don’t have any regulators on our equipment in the building. When a technician is using an impact that’s rated for 90 PSI, I turn the compressor down to 90; when we’re using the bead blaster, I walk up to the compressor and bump it up to 105. The bead blaster only puts our compressor under about a 30% load. It’s so quiet—the bead blaster is 100x louder than the air compressor is! The VSD compressor saves me time and money.

Ron S. - Deutz Corporation
Elgin, Illinois

The salesman was able to answer EVERY question I asked. The delivery was prompt and the set up fulfilled my needs. Your service tech was excellent in his knowledge of the product, cleaned up after the service and gave us a few tips on how to care for the unit to prolong its life.

Ken P. - Pullman Sugar
Chicago, Illinois

I would recommend Fluid-Aire to anybody. Your guys stand up for the work you do and the equipment you put in our facilities, and you’re always very easy to work with.

Felix M. - Plant Manager, Bolke-Miller Company
Waukegan, Illinois

Fluid-Aire isn’t tied to any one compressor brand. They will give you the best overall solution for your operations. They aren’t going to try to upsell you on something that you don’t need. With a lot of companies, once you buy a compressor, you never see them again. I like that Fluid-Aire is local and family owned. I know if I ever have a problem, they are going to be here for me. Fluid-Aire Dynamics is receptive, proactive, and they are a family-owned business, like us. I appreciate the care and personal attention they give us.

Ryan W. - VP of Operations, Wiegel Tool Works
Elk Grove Village, Illinois

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FAQ

How often should an air compressor be inspected?

We recommend that your air compressor and compressed air system components be inspected at least annually. However, larger data logging studies to evaluate total air usage, peak demand and energy use may be performed less frequently.

  • Your air compressor should also undergo regular compressor maintenance and inspection on the schedule recommended for your model and usage patterns.
  • An annual inspection and air leak audit can help you avoid big problems in the long run. New leaks develop frequently in a compressed air system, so an air leak audit should ideally be performed each year to discover small problems before they turn into big ones.
  • A comprehensive compressed air system audit with data logging is recommended before purchasing new equipment or making upgrade decisions. These studies may also be indicated if you are experiencing problems with your system, such as unexplained pressure drop or higher than expected energy use.

What can I expect to pay for a compressed air audit and what are the typical outcomes?

A compressed air audit may cost anywhere from hundreds of dollars to $10,000 or more, depending on exactly what the audit entails and the size and complexity of the system. However, it is an investment that pays for itself in short order through reduced energy costs and increased efficiency and reliability of the compressed air system. And in some cases, your energy company may help to cover the cost—ask us how. The outcome of a comprehensive compressed air efficiency audit is a detailed report with recommendations for how to optimize your system. Depending on the exact set of analyses completed, this report may include: An estimate of total system leakage/air waste Underpressurization/overpressurization issues (e.g., is your plant running at a higher PSI than necessary?) Total energy use and duty cycles for your air compressor Recommendations on air compressor selection, including CFM requirements and fixed vs. variable speed Distribution system efficiency and recommendations Evaluation of compressor room setup and controls Additional recommendations for optimizing your compressed air system and the potential energy savings realized

How long does it take to audit the air compressor system?

Data logging studies generally take one to two weeks. The data logger is left on the equipment over the course of an entire week or more to enable analysis of cycles of demand over multiple days and shifts. Most air leak audits can be completed in one day, though repairs for larger or hard-to-access leaks may require an additional service call. Contact us to discuss your compressed air audit needs and develop an audit plan for your facility.