ELGi’s Interactive session on Compressed Air Systems with the Textile Customers
Air audit program helps reduce average compressed air energy costs upto 43%
Coimbatore, March 8th, 2017: Elgi Equipments Limited (BSE: 522074 NSE: ELGIEQUIP), one of the world’s leading air compressor manufacturers, today held its interactive session on Compressed Air Systems with the textile customers in the Chhatral and Ahmedabad region.
More than 80 customers from 45 companies across the spinning and weaving sectors attended the event and got insights into the compressed air best practices and energy management systems.
Given rising energy costs, textile units are exploring opportunities to reduce the cost of compressed air. Considering the textile industry’s focus on energy reduction, ELGi showcased how it’s partnership with the Indian Texpreneurs Federation (ITF) helped its members to reduce average compressed air energy costs upto 43%. The customers were briefed on a comprehensive energy program designed for the textile customers. The program included information sessions for owners and general managers on the compressed air best practices, practical training sessions for textile maintenance engineers, and critically, free of cost air audit programs that helped recognize significant cost savings.
On partnering with the customers in Chhatral and Ahmedabad region, Thomas Paulose, Head - Industrials, ELGi said “Our partnership with these customers shall provide access to how textile units are managing their compressed air systems in these regions and their manufacturing challenges resulting in these textile units getting benefitted out of our expertise.”
An Air Audit is a review of an operation’s use of compressed air. The audit evaluates both the generation and distribution of compressed air. A review of generation evaluates the compressor’s performance compared to original specifications, energy consumption, current condition, and appropriateness for the application. A review of the distribution evaluates how compressed air is used in the plant, which includes leaks in the air lines and general consumption. Compressed air systems are dynamic and inefficiencies develop over time owing to air leaks and changes in air consumption. An air audit assesses a compressed air system and identifies areas of inefficiency with corresponding cost savings if rectified. An engineer presents a detailed report with recommendations on how to recognize the potential savings. The technical training sessions with textile maintenance engineers help instill compressed air best practices which enable engineers to sustain efficiency.
The ELGi-ITF air audit program across 135 textile customers recognized annual savings of Rs. 16.5 Cr. with an average compressed air energy cost reduction of 43%. ELGi will continue its engagement program with the Indian textile industry.
Air Alert Implementation
ELGi recently announced the launch of Air Alert, a free of cost sim based data transmission service that will monitor a compressors critical parameters to ensure optimum energy consumption and compressor failure prevention. ELGi has already installed Air Alert in 500 machines and working towards implementing this service for all of its future machines.
Air Alert will complement ELGi’s energy program with the textile industry. Specifically, an Air Alert equipped customer can rest assured that changes in their energy consumption post an air audit will be detected by ELGi’s Air Alert service and reported immediately for rectification.
Elgi Equipments Limited is a leading air compressor manufacturer with a broad line of innovative and technologically superior compressed air systems. ELGi has earned worldwide distinction for designing sustainable solutions that help companies achieve their productivity goals and keep the cost of ownership low. ELGi offers a complete range of compressed air solutions from oil-lubricated and oil-free rotary screw compressors, oil-lubricated and oil-free reciprocating compressors and centrifugal compressors, to dryers, filters and downstream accessories. The company’s portfolio of over 400 products has found wide application across industries. For further information on the organisation and its products, please visit https://www.elgi.com