Variable Speed Drive (VSD) air compressors
Did you know that 70 percent of industrial electrical consumption is for electric motors? And that up to 20 percent of industrial electrical capacity is consumed by air compressors? And that about 70 percent of the total life cycle cost of a standard air compressor is electricity? And that demand for compressed air fluctuates significantly in 88 percent of all compressed air installations?
Clearly there are opportunities to improve productivity by making air compressors run more efficiently. That’s the idea behind Variable Speed Drive (VSD).
Atlas Copco created this set of learning resources to help get you up to speed on the topic of VSD compressors.
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