How To Avoid Air Leaks Guide


Compressed air is expensive

Air is "free" but the production of compressed air is not. It requires expensive electrical energy. The production of 1 m3 of compressed air costs on average 1.5 to 3 cents (assuming electricity price: 0.10 €/kWh).


And there it goes…

Up to 30% of this expensively produced compressed air is lost due to leaks – always when the compressor is running!


Leakages Cost

Even leaks with a diameter of just 3 mm will cost around 2,800 € per year (8,000 operating hours, 6 bar, 0.10 €/kWh).


CO2 emissions

The energy-intensive generation of compressed air adversely affects the CO2 balance, even if the generated compressed air escapes unused.

Leakages Cost Money

Energy savings

On average, up to 30% of compressed air generated is lost through leakages.

Leakage Loss Table (see below)

Leakage Management

Leakage management – your advantages:

Reduce compressed air consumption by up to 30%

  • Quickly reduce compressed air costs and energy consumption
  • Reduce operating costs
  • Optimal use of the compressor power
  • Extend component life
  • High system availability
  • Secure processes
  • Energy-efficient and environmentally conscious plant operation


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