Posted at 20 February 2019

Squeeze the Savings out of Compressed Air with Festo

In no short terms, the hiss from a compressed air leak is the sound of money going down the drain, so companies need to be more vigilant when searching for energy savings – they may in places you’d never imagine.



A review of older compressed air systems can quickly identify areas of improvement, with optimisation of the system often reducing the requirement for future maintenance – you will be eliminating potential sources of failure, thus increasing the general reliability of your assets and their productivity.

With decades of expertise and knowledge, Festo are well placed in the compressed air industry and have identified the most effective measures to assist you in compressed air savings.

To put it bluntly, leakages can’t be 100% prevented, but they can be contained at an acceptable level through continual monitoring, with the clear areas of concern being human error, mechanical wear and incorrect us of materials.

Most leaks are actually too small to be audible. Those which are heard are generally classified as a loss rather than a leak, but either way, leaks are a waste of money.


cost saving compressed air table


As a rule of thumb, 30% of detectable leakages account for up to 80% of avoidable costs. The table above provides an indication of how much air is lost and what costs are incurred depending on the hole diameter.

For further information contact us or alternatively call us on 0121 508 6000 to speak with one of our knowledgeable specialists.


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