The Pneumatic efficiency lays prominence on the energy consumption parameter which states that lower the energy consumption more is the efficiency, thus lowering the cost, and proclaiming better pneumatic efficiency.
1) Use Small Components:
Pneumatic Efficiency can be achieved by working with smaller components and leaving alone big or oversized components that consume a lot of power. Optimal dimensioning of components used brings about only necessary air being consumed for the operation that would bring about a lot of cost savings. Working with smaller components while keeping the diameter of cylinder optimized for the application will bring about sufficient reduction in energy consumed. It has been observed that working with an optimal diameter cylinder leads to savings of 15 % than when working with commonly oversized diameters. Recent observations have led to the belief that over 15% of air volume can be conserved by employing ergonomic designs with correctly dimensioned cylinder diameters and valves that save considerably on energy consumed.
2) Cut Distance:
Reduce volume by cutting distance between valves and actuators. This reduces the pressure losses that are had by redundant tubing between pneumatic valves and actuators and components decreasing dead volumes.
Decentralized air supply reduces long air lines and cause substantial loss of energy in between tubing runs. Decentralized valves mandate the connection of pneumatic functions at the point of use thus enabling valves to be connected to the cylinders directly without the aid of hose connections. This reduces energy loss due to connection of long lines from the control cabinet to the pneumatic drive. Valve and actuator units can reduce tubing connections by 50% and lower energy costs by 35%. Another advantage of decentralized systems is the faster response times.
On the offbeat chance that harsh working conditions, are issues, probe decentralized valve units made of designed polymers that are little, light, synthetically safe, and ready to withstand unforgiving working conditions. A few valves and manifolds have clean plans and materials appropriate for nourishment handling, disposing of need to house pneumatic valves in remote tempered steel fenced in areas with long cylinders rushing to the actuators. Rexroth makes a valve framework that satisfies IP69K necessities. This framework empowers a critical decrease in cylinder lengths by enabling it to be set straightforwardly around the actuators in the food and beverages industry, something that isn't ordinarily conceivable because of high-weight cleaning prerequisites.
4) Supply Right Pressure:
Pneumatic Systems waste energy by conforming to pressure needs that are more than actually required hence causing energy expenditure. Using pressure regulators to supply the right pressure for each task can lower the energy consumption by 25 %. Some operators increase pressure to regulators in hope of increasing efficiency but loses a lot of money in the offing so with optimized components, it is wise to supply correct pressure to avoid energy loss in the bargain.
5) Preventive Maintenance:
Each pneumatic framework can spare vitality by staying away from breaks. Measurements from the Dept. of Energy propose the issue is far reaching and the normal office, gauges appear, has 30 to 35% spillage on the offbeat chance that it hasn't made ongoing move. Valves and weakened seals are two normal sources. Some valve plans, for example, lapped-spool valves with metal seals, have characteristic interior spillage that is consistent in so far as air is provided to the valve. Changing to practically identical valves with delicate seals can essentially lessen spillage. Another source of breaks is decay of seals. In the event that standard seals are seen to deteriorate, consider seals like Viton, Teflon, or polyurethane.
Present day air-planning units are integrated with an air-volume sensor. These sensors can calculate the amount of air let by emitting a specific pulse in confirmation which at the end can be totalled to find the cost of energy and actual energy lost by the machine in the whole process.