Air compressor controls, together with electronic control equipment, help to minimise energy use and costs by selecting and engaging a combination of compressors that must operate near full load. Controls are applied directly to compressors, as well as to other parts of the system.
Compressors should be managed to work primarily in their ranges of maximum operating efficiency, which varies among compressor types.3
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- Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2003) Improving Compressed Air System Performance: A Sourcebook for Industry US Department of Energy (Opens in a new window) PDF 1.1 MB ↩
- Carbon Trust (2012) Compressed Air Technology Overview The Carbon Trust ↩
- Air and Mine Equipment Institute of Australia (2003) Compressed Air System Selection and Efficient Production AME, Sydney ↩