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Root cause analysis and compressed air

root cause analysis

Broadly speaking, industrial plants in the United States have been making great strides towards improving processes, reducing costs, and finding new ways to increase profit margins. The desire to reduce waste and better understand daily plant operations has spawned a number of strategies to accomplish these goals. One such strategy is Root Cause Analysis.

What is a flow controller and what does it do?

flow controls

A flow controller is essentially a pressure regulator that reacts very quickly to changes in downstream demand, releasing volumes of stored compressed air with precision to maintain very stable system pressure. Given adequate storage upstream, they can maintain system pressures within +/- 1 psig of target pressure even with large swings in demand. Too often, system pressure is set higher than needed to allow for fluctuation. With the precision flow controls, the target pressure setting can be reduced to the minimum required for the end uses.

CAGI: Helping you pick the good apples

CAGI: pick the good apples

For decades, compressor manufacturers found creative ways to present their energy consumption in the most favorable light when up against competitors.  Some were more scrupulous than others, but often the customer did not get the best value possible.