ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY SAVING
Compressed air is clean energy but producing it requires electricity, which costs money and consumes environmental resources.
Below are some indicative averages of the energy ratio of compressed air to its sources.
The values vary as a function of the output of the compressor and other factors.
i.e. it takes 6.5 W to generate 1 normal litre per minute
of compressed air.
i.e. 0.254 litres of oil are burnt to produce
0.00165 lit oil/Nl/min/h
i.e. 0.00165 litres of oil are burnt to produce
1 Nl/min of compressed air.
i.e. 0.702 kg of carbon dioxide is dispersed
into the environment to produce 1 kWh.
i.e. 0.00456 kg of carbon dioxide is dispersed
into the environment to produce 1 Nl/min. for 1 hour.
Cost of air:
i.e. it cost
0.00065 to generate 1 normal litre/minute
of compressed air for one hour.
Flow rate 100 Nl/min,
10 hours a day
6.5 x 100 Nl/min =
650 W x 10 hours/day x 230 days/year = 1495.000 Wh =
0.254 l/kWh x 1495 kWh =
0.702 kg/kWh x 1495 kWh =