Numerous technological processes require an application of compressed air. Energy efficiency improvement for compressed air installation and its sources contributes to substantial savings – DBE compressed air provides a set of modernization concepts, for which a pay-back period does not exceed 2 years.
DBE compressed air is a product to improve energy efficiency while generating and utilizing such a medium in a plant. DBE extensive experience in the compressed air area makes it possible to estimate needs and possibilities to modernize a compressed air installation in a quick and free-of-charge manner. As a next step, DBE prepares an energy efficiency audit which aims to identify possibilities for compressed air costs optimisation. Our specialists will determine savings through the modernization of a compressed site, modifications in an air preparation unit, an elimination of potential leakages and, finally, through proper installation adjustment and hydraulic fracturing. Our team will also provide innovative solutions, such as an advanced master management system.
Additionally, DBE compressed air includes project designing, implementing and financing in the EPC or ESCO model which allows a client to achieve guaranteed energy efficiency improvement in that area. In the ESCO model, savings are typically divided between a client and DBE in the following manner: a client 25%, DBE 75%, for the period of 5 years. Moreover, such investment require mandatorily a current technical maintenance of an installation.
When compressed air was recovered and used in a technological process in a plant for plastics production, within this project we were able to reduce the amount of produced compressed air by 29.5%, and the pay-back period for the investment did not exceed 2 years. We managed to save 713.3 MWh/year. With a total price for electrical energy of PLN 350.00/MWh, the annual value comes to PLN 210 000.