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Brass Craft

Year Submitted: 2009

Process: Air compressor

Industry: Plating

Wastes Reduced: Electricity

Location: Lancaster TX

No. of employees: 243

Contact: Terry Johnson

Phone: (972) 227 5511


Our facility uses a large amount of energy, so we saw significant potential savings for implementing a number of energy conservation projects. By changing the way we maintain and use some of our equipment, we were able to achieve substantial energy and dollar savings.

P2 Application:

Air compressors and air leaks: We implemented a program to seal up the compressed air lines and keep them sealed. The leaks discovered were too numerous to count. When keeping lines maintained and operating properly, were able to shut down the 500-hp unit and use only the 400-hp unit. We hope to not use the 500-hp unit at all. In particular, the junction box air leak: in the waste storage area was so large that the energy savings for one year was approximately $ 3,268.00 per year. It was subsequently affecting a pinch valve in the area. The valve wasnt pinching properly. We also discovered that we were using too many chemicals in this area.

  • Total Cost Savings: $58,300.00
  • Comments: Savings are calculated on an annual basis.

Details of Reductions

  • Comments: Reduced energy from air compressor = 472,665 kWh

  • Comments: Reduced energy from air leak repair = 21,583 kWh

Additional Information :

Air leaks are very common and very wasteful. They are also a great opportunity to achieve savings. Payback period for this project was less than 3 months.

Source: TCEQ

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