Cost of plant air

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Understand how to recognize air losses and calculate the cost

One popular trademark of SIPART PS2 is the almost legendary minimum air loss. The air loss associated with conventional positioners is very expensive. SIPART PS2, by comparison, uses air only when required, with the result that the SIPART PS2 quickly pays for itself.

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Cost of air

SIPART PS2 pays off

Have you ever wondered how to quantify something you can’t see? How about equating that something to dollars? What if that “something” was plant air and your valve positioner was consuming a lot of it? How do you quantify that, and is it even worth your time?


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View the Siemens Cost of Compressed Air Webinar

Learn more about the cost of air from our webinar. Key takeaways include:

  • Understand how to recognize air losses and calculate their cost

  • Discover why an intelligent valve positioner can realize major savings

  • Compare piezo technology vs traditional positioner construction


Cost of compressed air

Air is one of the easiest sources of power to transmit and use. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most costly to generate. Recently, compressed air leaks have become one of the largest contributors to inefficiencies in industrial plant systems. The Department of Energy states that air leaks waste 20-30 percent of a compressor's output in a typical plant.


How do I know my cost of air?

Its now easier to determine, with the Siemens cost-or-air calculator. In a few steps, our cost-of-air calculator will help you identify how much money you can be saving in plant air. Our calculator takes an involved equation and simplifies it for you -- Once our mathematician completes the calculation, you'll have your valve postioner's air cost per year.