In manufacturing settings where companies depend on compressed air systems to maintain their operations, the reliability of these systems is of the utmost importance. System failures are costly mishaps that can derail production and have a significant impact on a company’s bottom line. That’s why at Case Controls, we implement certain system redundancies and automation… Read more »
Tag: Compressed Air Systems
Safety Concerns Associated With Compressed Air Blow-Off
In factories and other industrial settings, it’s not uncommon to see workers remove dust and debris from their clothing and skin using compressed air guns. While this might seem like an innocuous and practical method of cleaning off after a long day of work, compressed air can actually cause severe injuries and even death when… Read more »
What Is a PID Loop for AirLogix?
The term PID is short for proportional, integral and derivative. The AirLogix® controller uses a total of four PID loops to optimize the performance of a centrifugal air compressor. A PID loop is a complex method of controlling a process (in this case air pressure) using feedback. Simply put, the PID is constantly looking at… Read more »
Upgrading the Compressed Air System at ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor
In 2016, Case Controls was recruited to help upgrade a compressed air system at the AcelorMittal Indiana Harbor steel mill. The plant had recently revamped its No. 2 continuous caster machine, and the compressed air upgrade was necessary to support the machine’s air mist system for secondary cooling. In addition to installing new compressors, the… Read more »
Compressor Check Valves: What They Do and Why They Fail
A compressor’s check valves perform an essential function that’s vital to the operation of a compressed air system. Located between the compressor and the air receiver tank or main header, a check valve is designed to prevent air from bleeding out of the tank or header and back into the inlet line when a compressor… Read more »
Compressor KPIs: What Are They and How Can They Be Used?
If you own or operate an industrial operation that relies on compressed air systems, then you know exactly how important it is for these systems to run as efficiently as possible. Inefficient compressed air systems can cost companies thousands of dollars every year and take a toll on equipment over time. Therefore, it’s important for… Read more »