PL Systems Meet or Exceed Proposed California Energy Commission Requirements
Active monitoring and control of compressed air production can produce significant energy savings.February 21, 2012
Portland, Oregon (February 21, 2012) – Pneu-Logic Corporation, a leading supplier of compressed air monitoring and control systems for factories, announces that the company’s PL4000 system complies with the California Energy Commission’s (CEC) proposed new rule on compressed air supply systems. The new rule, if approved, will be added to the Building Energy Efficiency Standards contained in the California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 6 (also known as the California Energy Code).
The proposed new rule would apply to compressed air systems of 25 horsepower or larger, with more than one compressor, that are being installed in new plants or plants having major renovations. The rule states that the systems must have a controller that is able to choose the combination of compressors based on the current air demand as measured by a sensor.
”Up to 10% of the energy used in factories in the US is to power air compressors, and active control of compressed air systems can save between 15 and 30% of that energy,” said Tom Orton, Pneu-Logic CEO. “CEC’s proposed new rule is designed to take advantage of those savings.”
“Not only does active compressor control save energy, it is a factory best practice that can improve productivity and extend the life of pneumatic systems,” said Frank Moskowitz, a member of the International Standards Organization (ISO) technical committee for air compressors and compressed air systems and a consultant with 30 years experience in plant engineering.
Flagship in Pneu-Logic’s product line, the Pneu-Logic PL4000 compressed air master control system utilizes custom software and systems technology to generate the most efficient operating level possible from each industrial air compressor in a factory. It works with all types of compressors, reciprocating, rotary and centrifugal, from all manufacturers.