Cost savings realized through proper sizing of an excessive instrument air system.

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The purpose of this research was to determine if installing a smaller air compressor could reduce the electrical usage of a large semiconductor manufacturing plant. A 200 horsepower Atlas Copco compressor was installed with the existing 500 horsepower Ingersoll-Rand compressors. Testing was conducted during the regular manufacturing process at MEMC Southwest in Sherman, Texas. Analysis of the data found that installing the new compressor could reduce electrical consumption. The study also found there are specific operational setpoints that allow the compressor to operate more efficiently.

Creator(s): Condron, Ewell D.
Creation Date: December 2003
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Publisher Name: University of North Texas
Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
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  • Creation: December 2003
  • Digitized: November 17, 2003
Description:

The purpose of this research was to determine if installing a smaller air compressor could reduce the electrical usage of a large semiconductor manufacturing plant. A 200 horsepower Atlas Copco compressor was installed with the existing 500 horsepower Ingersoll-Rand compressors. Testing was conducted during the regular manufacturing process at MEMC Southwest in Sherman, Texas. Analysis of the data found that installing the new compressor could reduce electrical consumption. The study also found there are specific operational setpoints that allow the compressor to operate more efficiently.

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Level: Master's
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Keyword(s): Instrument | air | facilities
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  • OCLC: 54438728 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc4428
Resource Type: Thesis or Dissertation
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Holder: Condron, Ewell D., IV
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