December 2000


Reduce compressed air costs

There are many practical ways, and all use common sense

Y. A. Çengel, University of Nevada at Reno; B. G. Shiva Prasad, Dresser-Rand Co., Painted Post, New York; and R. H. Turner and Y. Çerci, University of Nevada at Reno       Comments? Write: Compressed air at gage pressures of 550 to 1,000 kPa (80 to 150 psig) is commonly used to perform a wide variety of tasks such as cleaning, operating pneumatic equipment and even refrigeration. In production facilities, widespread energy waste is ass

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