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Nessco Pressure Systems has regularly maintained and serviced Torkan Packaging’s compressors for many years. Recently, Torkan Packaging came to NPS with the ever-growing concern of rising energy costs and expensive monthly power bills, as many other Western Australians have also experienced.
They had recently installed solar panels and were looking to save some money on their compressors. NPS suggested an energy efficient VSD compressor.
After some research into Torkan Packaging’s compressed air needs, the solution of a variable speed unit was put forward. A Variable Speed Drive (VSD) compressor simply adjusts its motor and elements speed to only produce and maintain the required amount of compressed air needed. This, in turn, allows for a much more energy efficient system. As Torkan Packaging were changing some of their machinery to models only requiring air intermittently, this would be highly beneficial.
To effectively clarify the advantages and savings to Torkan Packaging, an A.C.C (Air Consumption Calculator) document was produced which compares a standard on/off machine, with a VSD unit and displays both current and projected factory air use and energy consumption. The A.C.C also indicates the payback period when investing in a VSD compressor.
After presenting the A.C.C and its findings to Fabio at Torkan Packaging, the decision was made to invest in a 18.5 kW VSD compressor.
Torkan Packaging reached out to us to express their gratitude;
How are you?
Just a note to let you know that the compressor is working very well and also
I have calculated an average saving of approx.: $3,000 per yr. – comparing to the other compressor.
The A.C.C document that was presented is easy to produce and is extremely accurate. The initial investment and maintenance of a compressor do not compare to its ongoing energy costs. Producing compressed air can account for more than 40% of a company’s total electricity bill. Studies show that many production facilities have variations in air demand, all of which could benefit from a VSD compressor.