Oil Free Compressors

May 16-18th: Compressed Air Systems Training

FS-Curtis and Compressed Air Challenge have come together to provide Distributors with training and advanced training on air compressors. All of this great training and advanced instruction will take place on May 16th-18 in Philadelphia, PA. Also over the next year if you sell a Nx 60-185 HP compressor you will get your registration refunded.

The conference will be held at Courtyard Marriott in Plymouth Meeting, PA

A good accommodation option:

Springhill Suites

430 Plymouth Rd

Plymouth Meeting PA 19462

610-940-0400

May 16th- Fundamentals of Compressed Air Systems

Find out how a compressed air system works and the benefits of optimal compressed air system performance. This initial class demonstrates how to compute the current cost of your plant's compressed air systems, how to measure and create a baseline of system performance, and how to determine the impact of different compressor control types. Learn basic approaches for cutting costs; identify steps for proper system operation, maintenance, and point-of-use accountability; and tailor a compressed air system management action plan for your plant.

May 17-18: Adv. Management of Compressed Air Systems

This is an intensive two-day training that provides in-depth technical information on troubleshooting and making improvements to industrial compressed air systems. This training is designed to help end users as well as industry solution providers learn how to: Collect and use data and tools to assess the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of a compressed air system; Develop and use a system profile; Implement a system maintenance program; Address air quality, highest pressure requirements and high-volume intermittent applications; Understand complex control system strategies; Align the supply side to demand side operation; Explain the value of heat recovery; and Successfully sell compressed air improvement projects to management. When you register, you will be sent an information packet including materials you will complete prior to the training. This information will be critical as you use data to calculate cost and performance in your specific facility.

 

ECO Scroll-The Next Phase of Clean Compressed Air

FS-Curtis introduces the ECO Series Clean Oil Free Air Compressors

St. Louis, MO. March 14, 2017-

FS-Curtis., a leading manufacturer of reciprocating and rotary air compressors since 1854 is proud to introduce the new ECO Series Oil Free Air Compressors.

FS Curtis Eco Scroll oil-free air compressors are ISO 8573-1 CLASS 0 certified compressors which are energy efficient, easy to operate and maintain, quiet and save space in your facility. A failure of components in any oil-injected compressor can result in oil contamination which will cause expensive damage to downstream products and processes. ECO series requires no oil, it delivers Class 0 clean and efficient compressed air, which means that there is no risk of oil contamination or the expenses associated with it.

The Eco-Series has many advantages to assist with new ecological and technological challenges faced by many types of business that require compressed air needs. Some of advantages are:

Ecologically Conscious

  • Environmentally friendly Class-0 clean and efficient air
  • No oil contamination, designed to meet ISO8573-1
  • Approved and certified by TÜV Rheinland® (Germany)
  • Small footprint, modular design

dbA Shield Noise Reduction

  • Extremely quiet operation (as low as 56 dbA)
  • Very low vibration level (5 mm/s or less)
  • To be installed where quiet setting is important

Quality Components

  • Higher reliability - Fewer moving parts
  • Exclusive Eco-Series scroll airend
  • High Efficiency TEFC motor
  • Maintenance friendly

Compressed air requirements have changed drastically as industries push to become ecologically friendly. The Eco Series can help customers in a multitude of different industries meet these changing regulations/requirements:

Life Sciences:

  • Medical (breathing air source*, operating surgical tools)
  • Dental (air tools will come in direct contact with the patient)
  • Pharmaceutical (fermentation, conveying, mixing, control, powdering, dehydration and vaporization)
  • Laboratories (universities, control air, lab air, petrochemical)

Food and Beverage

  • Fermentation, Conveying, Dehydration,
  • Packaging, bottling, cleaning, filling and capping
  • Air sparging/sprinkling

Electronics

  • Assembly, cleaning
  • N2 replacement with CDA (clean dry air)

Air Separation

  • Oxygen and nitrogen generation

Automotive Painting (Point of use)

  • High quality painting, alleviates costly repairs due to oil carry over

*Must be used with approved clean up equipment

About FS-Curtis/CURTIS-TOLEDO, Inc.
Since 1854, FS-Curtis has been designing and manufacturing solutions for industry. The FS-Curtis Air Compressors brand continues to be the symbol of quality and excellence in the design and manufacture of air compressors. Dedicated to customers and loyal distributors, our brand names are synonymous with Legendary Reliability since 1854.  FS-Curtis is proud to be ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certified.

If you would like more information about this product, please visit www.fscurtis.com or contact Darryl Frierson at 314.383.1300 or email at info@fscurtis.com.

Food Processing Plants Losing Profits Due to Inefficient Compressed Air Systems

How One Food Processing Plant Saved $150.000 Annually

The majority of processing food plants use air compressors for various operations, including cylinder activation, cleanup operations, hoists, agitator drives, pump drives, enclosure cooling, dewatering and de-ionizing. But too often these daily operations are typically ignored as a source of waste.

According to the Advanced Manufacturing Office in the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), American industries spend $5 billion annually on compressed air. In the case of food plants, costs are not documented, leaving compressed air systems principal candidates for waste and abuse.food_plant

Follow these 5 steps to save your food processing plant enough money by the end of the year that you'll be glad you took five minutes to read this article.

  1. Examine and analyze your compressed air system
    Note all the uses of compressed air in the plant and all the air compressors available by enlisting the help of engineers and technicians, and then:
- Record all useage points, volumes and     pressures, applying known values or best estimates. Make sure you are using the correct air compressor for your operation.
- Understand and master your air compressor system and controllers. Find out how much it costs to operate and maintain your system per year based on current expenses or estimations.
- Diagram your compressed air system, including piping, so everyone will be able to see it and help to identify and correct the deficiencies.
  1. Conduct a self-audit of your compressed air system

    There are 10 most important targets to evaluate in a compressed air system audit:

- Leak problems
- Over-pressurization
- Matched supply and demand
- Inappropriate use of piping tees
- Improperly sized piping
- Flow restrictions
- Inadequate air storage
- Inappropriate use of compressed air
- The use of electrical drives instead of air
- Maintenance of filters and separators.
  1. Estimate actions to repair deficienciesCorrect the problems that are the least expensive to repair. Using a Pareto diagram can be useful to help separate the “critical few” deficiencies from the “trivial many” possibilities that are available. For example, the Pareto diagram is shown in figure 1, where the solution for the problem is listed on the X-axis (Improvement). The Y-axis (Savings) shows the estimated savings (less costs) that would result from repairing the problem. Projects shown in the tallest bars should be choosen for implementation.
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    Figure 1: Pareto diagram helps to select the most effective actions.
  2. Implement the best solutionsAfter identifying the best alternatives in step three, it is time to execute. Beware that some processors postpone taking action because of time constrains, but it may be worthy to hire extra help to carry out recommended solutions right away. Every action should be measurable in terms of cost and savings.
  1. Track resultsAll solutions that were implemented should be reviewed regularly to ensure that the results are as expected, or to find out if something has changed or requires additional attention. Once recommnded changes are made, then the five-step process can be repeated to double check yourself.

If you think your company could benefit from having a compressed air system audit performed, viist this link to find a distributor in your area to inquire about scheduling an audit. You can also call our toll free number to talk with a customer service rep about locating an FS-Curtis distributor in your area: 800-925-5431.

 

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Check out this article: Food industry factory saves $154.000 in annual energy costs, to see how one plant was able to save over $150.000 annually in energy costs.

Source: Oklahoma State University. Food technology fact sheet.