Category: Compressed Air

A Great Article by Russ Bowman of Exair on Cabinet Cooling

Electrical Panel Heat Protection: Limitations of Fan Cooling Published on July 2, 2021 by Russ Bowman In preparation for some labor-intensive outdoor projects, I did some research into heat-related health risks, and their prevention. My first thought on prevention was getting someone else to do it, but my wife made a good case for “pride […]
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FLR’s are costing you a fortune…$$$

These can be costing you tens of thousands of dollars… They are easy to maintain… https://vimeo.com/614658810 Greetings, The most neglected piece of equipment in anybody’s shop. The FLR (Filter, Lubricator, Regulator). This is a unit that needs to be set up with all the arrows going the same way. They will not operate properly running […]
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8 Ways to Optimize your Compressed Air System

Shut it Off.Drop your energy bill by 20% by shutting down your compress air system when you are not running production. put in a small compressor for the equipment that must have air all the time. Fix Your Leaks.A  1/4″ air leak at 100 psi will cost you more than $2,500 a year. Older systems […]
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The Maintenance Geek has been asked to speak at EASTEC in May…

May 16-18, 2017 | Eastern States  Exposition, West Springfield, Massachusetts I was pleased to find out that I have been accepted to speak at EASTEC. Here is the letter I received: Dear Robert: On behalf of SME, thank you for submitting an abstract for EASTEC 2017.  We are pleased to inform you that your abstract, […]
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Putting Together the 5 Steps to a World Class Maintenance Organization

Are your best maintenance professionals ready to retire?  Do your younger people need to work smarter not harder? In General, breakdowns are 5 to 10 times more expensive that preventing it in the first place. My new book 5 Steps to a World Class Maintenance Organization is coming out next week.   Here are some highlights […]
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Can a compressed air leak survey save your shop $10,000 to $50,000?

 Yes it can… Try  spending the money you save from a good air leak survey on some tools to keep you out of the breakdown mode. Scenario #1      200 HP of compressed air, 100 HP full time and 100 HP as backup. house pressure is 107 to maintain 100 PSI throughout the system. […]
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What is EUA? And why should I care?

Energize CT’s EUA has been created as an economic development initiative for the manufacturing sector. Sponsored by Eversource the assessment helps manufacturers qualify and identify specific energy reduction opportunities and the efficient measures needed to reduce kWh and CCF consumption. This study that looks at how much, where, and when you use energy. This assessment […]
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What are the 6 steps to optimize your compressed air system?

  Compressed air leaks, and inefficient blow offs can waste thousands of dollars of electricity each year. This affects your companies production costs and bottom line.     What are the 6 steps to optimize your compressed air system? Determine the main compressed air users in your facility Find and fix the air leaks with […]
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