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iPad App Calculates Compressed Air System Energy Efficiency

EQ Energy Efficiency Analyzer

A newly released app for iPads allows users to easily calculate the efficiency of their compressed air systems and identify energy-saving opportunities, plus see the cost reduction potential. Quincy Compressor’s Efficiency Quotient (EQ) app is a free tool for manufacturing plant and facilities managers to personally take the first step in assessing electrical consumption for compressed air systems. The powerful assessment allows users to set a baseline of efficiency for their operations. A comprehensive guide is built in, making the computation easy. Enter the compressor configuration and local electrical energy cost for accurate computations.

The app helps optimize any compressed air system to:

  • Reduce energy consumption
  • Stabilize system pressure
  • Improve system performance
  • Enhance product consistency
  • Improve plant productivity

EQ stands for efficiency quotient and is an industry standard for evaluating the overall efficiency of any compressed air system. It’s also a patented, three-step method based on proven “best practice” solutions. The first step is to complete the Quincy Efficiency Quotient worksheet or use the iPad app. Add up the points and learn how efficient the compressed air system is, plus receive ideas on how to improve it.

The second step is to verify and detail your findings with on-site observations and measurements. (An authorized Quincy Compressor distributor can assist. To find one closest to you.)

Steps one and two are the basis for the third step, which is to design an action plan including cost and payback information.

“Providing plant engineers with tools and products that allow them to reduce operating costs, while increasing productivity, is core to the strategy of Quincy Compressor,” says John Thompson, president, Quincy.

The app may be downloaded by searching “EQ Analyzer” on the categories page in the APP store, or in the iTunes app stores.

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