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.

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Condron, Ewell D. December 2003.

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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.

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Condron, Ewell D. Cost Savings Realized Through Proper Sizing of an Excessive Instrument Air System., thesis, December 2003; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc4428/: accessed October 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .