Energy saving tip No 18 (Compressed air system Leakage)

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Energy saving tip No 18 (Compressed air system Leakage)

Tip summary

Minimize purges, leaks, excessive pressure drops, and condensation accumulation.
(Compressed air leak from 1 mm hole size at 7 bar pressure would mean power loss equivalent to 0.5 kW)

Proposed actions

    • Conduct a regular air leaks check for the compressed air loops.
    • Plan to conduct the required leakage repairs as soon as possible.
    • Plan to conduct the required changes to decrease system pressure resistance in the nearest chance.


    • Low cost opportunity with a high ROI.


    • Estimated energy savings range: 5 % of the overall compressor energy use.
    • Decrease equivalent amount of CO2 emissions accordingly to save the environment.


    • Checking and repairing compressed air system leakages can save more than 5% of compressed air system energy use.
    • Please share this tip with others to share knowledge and increase energy efficiency awareness.

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Magdy Aly

Energy manager, Energy efficiency consultant Passionate to help others to save Energy and Environment.

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