Compressed Air System Audit Services

Compressed Air System Audit Services

Save energy, reduce compressed air 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. If you don't know if you need to upgrade, keep reading; it may be beneficial to have an air compressor efficiency study completed.

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Energy Efficiency Audit Services for Your Equipment

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 and understandable recommendations for improving the reliability and efficiency of your system. We'll help you:

  • Conduct a data logging study of your existing system and set performance benchmarks
  • Make recommendations for any energy-saving opportunities, including correctly sized air compressor(s) and 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
Energy Efficiency Audit Services for Your Equipment

Air leak audit

The typical compressed air system loses between 20-35% 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. An air leak audit can help you find these hidden leaks so you can cut energy waste and save precious air, energy, and money. Energy incentives from your power company may pay for the entire cost of your air audit and leak repair.


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 the factors that impact your system performance.


Amperage data logging is a simple and non-invasive data logging method. By attaching an amperage recorder on the compressor controls, we can determine your peak and average air demand, the duty cycle of your compressor, energy consumption, and other key aspects of system performance.


Flow meters are used to measure how much air the compressor is producing in cubic feet per minute (CFM), which provides insights into compressor performance, demand patterns, and whether compressor capacity meets demand. Flow metering can also be used to help estimate leak rates for the system.


Pressure loggers are used to measure the pressure produced by the compressor (in pounds per square inch, or PSI). By attaching pressure meters at various points in the compressed air distribution system, we can determine the PSI at each point of use and where you are experiencing pressure drop across the system.

Our Compressed Air Systems 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. In 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.

Our Compressed Air Systems Audit Process
  • A data logger is clipped to the incoming power of your compressor. The data logger measures pressure, amperage, and voltage for your air compressor.

  • 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 normal shifts, days, and weeks. 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 the data to analyze the performance of your system and produce a detailed compressed air audit report. The analysis will 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.

  • Your Sales Engineer will review your compressed air audit report with you and your team. We will make recommendations and help you implement a plan that solves for the efficiency issues that are discovered.

Schedule an Audit of Your Industrial Compressed Air and Vacuum System

Schedule an Audit of Your Industrial Compressed Air and Vacuum System

Optimize your industrial air systems with our expert audit services. Elevate efficiency and performance today!


Fluid-Aire Dynamics: Your Trusted Compressed Air System Audit Company

Fluid-Aire Dynamics: Your Trusted Compressed Air System Audit Company

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. 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 the Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Detroit, and Philadelphia in 90-mile radii from our service facilities.

  • Expert Analysis by Trained Technicians

    Our highly skilled and qualified technicians are experts in collecting and analyzing data from your compressed air system. They utilize their in-depth knowledge to accurately interpret system performance, ensuring you get the most reliable and efficient service.

  • Comprehensive Audit Reports with Actionable Insights

    Our Compressed Air Audits provide clear, easy-to-understand, and actionable information. The detailed report outlines key findings and recommendations, empowering you to make informed decisions and implement effective strategies for optimizing your compressed air system.

  • Long-Term Support and Energy Incentive Assistance

    We don't just audit; we partner with you for the long term. Our team assists in qualifying for energy incentives, potentially covering part or all of your audit and upgrade costs. We handle the paperwork, too, ensuring a smooth process.

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

Clients Reviews


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 efficient compressed air usage patterns.
  • An annual inspection and air leak audit can help you avoid big problems in the long run. New leaks develop frequently even in the most efficient 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 drops or higher-than-expected energy use.
  • What can I expect to pay for a compressed air audit and what are the typical outcomes?

    Engineering firms may charge anywhere from a few hundred dollars to up to $10,000 depending on the types of assessments performed and the complexity of the compressed air system. The outcomes of a compressed air system audit are well worth the costs, however. And in some cases, your energy company may pick up the bill.

    The audit will help you identify opportunities for energy savings and optimize your system for current and future demand. You should expect:

    • Detailed System Assessment: The audit will provide a comprehensive understanding of the current state of your compressed air system, including inefficiencies and potential problems.
    • Recommendations for Improvement: The audit should identify opportunities for improvement. This could include fixing leaks, adjusting pressure settings, replacing inefficient components, or even installing new, more efficient air compressors.
    • Energy Savings: Implementing the recommendations from the audit should result in energy savings. The amount will depend on the current state of your system, but it's not uncommon to achieve energy savings of 20-50%..
    • Reduced Maintenance and Downtime: Improvements identified in the audit can also lead to lower maintenance costs and less downtime due to equipment failures.
    • Baseline for Future Improvements: The audit establishes a baseline of system performance against which future improvements can be measured.

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

    A typical data-logging study will take about two to three weeks and will not require any downtime on your part. We simply hook the data logging devices to your system, come back and get them one to two weeks later, and then run your report. The full report and audit results will take about one week after the data has been retrieved.

    Unlock Your System's Full Potential

    Discover the power of efficiency! Schedule your compressed air and vacuum system audit with us today and maximize performance!