Low Pressure Drop In Treatment Equipment

Similar to the demand side measures, pressure drop on the supply side can be reduced by selecting equipment, such as intercoolers, aftercoolers, dyers and filters, that cause minimal pressure drop in their operations and by properly maintaining such equipment.

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Low Pressure Drop In Treatment EquipmentCosts & Benefits

Parent Process: Compressed Air Systems
Energy Savings Potential

This measure is estimated to offer following improvement potentials:
• 5% for low efficiency base cases;
• 3% for medium efficiency base cases;
• 1% for high efficiency base cases.

Electrical and primary energy savings potential of this technology for different countries is estimated as following (UNIDO, 2010):

 

  Final (GWh/y) Primary (TJ/y)
US  534 5866
Canada 141 1757
EU 468 4394
Thailand 84 840
Vietnam 38 537
brazil 117 1308
CO2 Emission Reduction Potential

Total emisson reduction potential, as kt CO2/y for different countries are estimated as (UNIDO, 2010): 

US 322
Canada 70
EU 204
Thailand 43
Vietnam 19
brazil 17

Costs

Estimated typical capital costs of this measure for different system sizes (S) are:
• US $1500  for S < 37 kW;
• US $3000 for 37 kW < S < 75 kW;
• US $5000 for 75 kW < S < 150 kW;
• US $12000 for 150 kW < S < 375 kW;
• US $18000 for 375 kW < S < 745 kW; (UNIDO, 2010)

Cost of conserved energy, expressed as US $/MWh-saved, in different countries are estimated as following (UNIDO, 2010):

US 129.7
Canada 130.9
EU 139.9
Thailand 55.2
Vietnam 54.8
brazil 72

Parent Process:
Energy Savings Potential
CO2 Emission Reduction Potential

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Costs

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