Small gains in cost and productivity can lead to very positive impacts in industrial manufacturing plants. These small gains are what maintenance and reliability professionals seek to make their day-to-day routines less challenging. During the process of reviewing options for delivering compressed air, in some cases, centrifugal compressors are overlooked due to the initial capital investment.
What many in the industry are unaware of is that centrifugal compressors can pay back several times their initial capital costs from maintenance and energy savings alone. Knowing and applying the overall benefits of centrifugal compressors can be a successful method for reducing the overall plant costs involved in supplying compressed air.