Cooper Turbocompressor Offers Energy-Efficient Solutions for Plant Air

Compressed air is an essential utility in today's manufacturing. As such, manufacturers seek more efficient air compressor technologies to help lower energy costs. Cooper Turbocompressor, a leading manufacturer of oil-free, energy-efficient centrifugal compressors, answers the call with a number of new product introductions and services.
By Cooper Turbocompressor November 1, 2001
Sections:
Energy-Saving Air-Cooled Compressor Designs
Energy-Conserving Air Dryers
Inlet Guide Vanes Save Energy
Contract Air Service Saves Money
Compressor Upgrades Reduce Costs

Compressed air is an essential utility in today’s manufacturing. As such, manufacturers seek more efficient air compressor technologies to help lower energy costs. Cooper Turbocompressor, a leading manufacturer of oil-free, energy-efficient centrifugal compressors, answers the call with a number of new product introductions and services.

For instance, Cooper Turbocompressor’s new Vantage High Performance Compressor Control System offers energy savings into the tens of thousands of dollars annually, depending on the application. Vantage is standard on Cooper Turbocompressor units. The Vantage Solution is also available for retrofit on any model or type of reciprocating or rotary screw compressor.

The Vantage control system maintains plant pressure within 1%%MDASSML%%2 psi, which allows overall pressure reduction. Reducing pressure improves compressor efficiency and reduces air leak losses, saving energy dollars. The Vantage control strategy maximizes a compressor’s operating throttle range, increasing turndown and substantially reducing or eliminating wasteful compressor blow-off.

The Vantage Solution offers Distributed Capacity Control that networks multiple compressors as one coordinated system. Vantage is available with an Operation Scheduler that automatically reduces system pressure setpoints during nonproduction periods and/or shifts base loads to smaller compressors on the air network.

Finally, Cooper offers VantagePoint, a Web-based monitoring, control, and management service available on all Vantage control panels. It is adaptable to Cooper’s Quad 2000 controller and others. VantagePoint allows 24/7 connectivity and data acquisition to permit managing the compressed air system from wherever you are.

Energy-Saving Air-Cooled Compressor Designs

Cooper Turbocompressor’s new Turbo Air Cooled™2000 Centrifugal Compressor is designed for applications where there is limited or no water available for cooling. By eliminating a closed-loop water cooling system %%MDASSML%% and all the energy and maintenance costs associated with it %%MDASSML%% the Turbo Air Cooled™2000 delivers big savings over its long lifetime. Available on a standard base or on a trailer as a rental.

Energy-Conserving Air Dryers

Cooper Turbocompressor’s new Turbo DryPak™compressed air dryer provides dry, oil-free air with a programmable dew point. It is capable of delivering ISO quality air with no losses, or 40 F dew point with low operating cost. The innovative technology uses process-generated heat that’s usually wasted to regenerate the desiccant used in the air-drying process. Thus, the Turbo DryPak saves energy by eliminating heaters and blowers.

Inlet Guide Vanes Save Energy

Cooper Turbocompressor’s innovative inlet guide vanes replace conventional inlet butterfly valves for substantial energy savings when the compressor operates at less than full load. An inlet guide vane system can pay for itself in as little as six months.

Contract Air Service Saves Money

Cooper Turbocompressor offers a new service that enables companies to purchase compressed air just as they purchase utilities such as electricity and gas. The service allows companies to pay per cubic foot of air, on a monthly basis, making it easier to budget. The user does not have to invest in equipment, and Cooper Turbocompressor handles all maintenance. Stations can be situated off-site to save facility space.

Compressor Upgrades Reduce Costs

Cooper Turbocompressor offers upgrade solutions that can trim energy consumption. Upgrades include impeller configurations to meet process demand changes, aero performance upgrades and other components vital to compressor efficiency.

Cooper Turbocompressor introduced the first integrally geared centrifugal compressor nearly 50 years ago. Today its R&D programs continually advance the state-of-the-art in compressor design, assuring energy efficient solutions for years to come.

For more information call Cooper Turbocompressor at 1-877-805-7911 (U.S.) or (716) 896-6600 (International). Fax: (716) 896-1233. www.turbocompressor.com