Local Food Processor
Due to an increase in demand for a new product, a local food processor had to quadruple the size of their facility. Their compressed air requirement went from 50 CFM to over 900 CFM at different times. Because of the varying demand of air flows, C.H. Reed recommended 3 Quincy QSI500i (500CFM) air compressors with Power$ync lift valves for 100% backup. Also installed was a 1200 CFM heated blower purge desiccant air dryer that delivers energy efficient, high quality air. Integrated into this system are thermostatically-controlled louver vents for fully automatic module temperature control in the compressor room. Lastly, 4” Transair aluminum compressed air piping was used to increase installation efficiencies. In the end, this customer now has a high degree of redundancy built into their compressed air system with enough CFM to keep up with fluctuating production demands.
Click here to learn more about Quincy QSI Rotary Screw Air Compressors.
Local Aluminum Foundry
A local aluminum foundry was experiencing issues with impurities in their castings and needed a quick, complete package solution to improve the quality of their finished product. C.H. Reed was able to determine that the impurities were being caused by the presence of hydrogen in the molten aluminum creating these gas pockets, which when solidified, become weak spots. The quickest and most effective way to get the hydrogen out of the process is with an on-site nitrogen generator. This introduces nitrogen into the molten aluminum and draws the hydrogen into bubbles that are released at the surface. Overall, we were able to help this foundry eliminate the impurities with a plug and play system that increases worker safety, is cost effective, offers a continuous supply of nitrogen, and improves the effectiveness with no gas wasted.
Click here to go to the Nano Nitrogen Generators product page.
Injection Molding Manufacturer
This customer’s goals were to have an energy efficient, reliable compressed air system to reduce costs associated with their production process. With that in mind, C.H. Reed proposed and installed two Quincy 150HP VFD’s and two Quincy 75HP Power$ync compressors for maximum energy efficiency. With complete redundancy, they can now rotate units to reduce run hours and maintenance costs per machine. Additionally, a PPL Electric Utility rebate of $17,800 was obtained. A flow controller was also installed to reduce tank pressure from 100psig to 90psig and a differential pressure storage was required to maintain constant system pressure. All equipment was piped together using Transair Aluminum Pipe, featuring Y-pipes, which will reduce turbulence within the 4” manifold / eliminate back pressure. It should be noted the new units replaced three Quincy 75HP modulating units running 24/7 since 1982. This speaks to the quality and extended life cycle of Quincy products.
To learn more about this specific project and the benefits this customer experienced, contact C.H. Reed today!
Local Printing Company
Due to facility expansions, this client was in need of an additional air compressor on top of the 3 variable compressors C.H. Reed already installed. Since they were using 3000 CFM of compressed air, we recommended using a centrifugal, 700 HP unit with a Multiplex dryer to match their base loads. Also, C.H. Reed designed a system where this facility can reclaim heat off of the screw compressors to help save energy costs in the colder months.
Aircraft Turbine Test Facility
This aircraft turbine test facility was in need of a centrifugal compressed air system to drive an aircraft turbine for testing purposes to improve energy efficiencies as well as internal cooling of the jet engine. C.H. reed designed & installed the centrifugal unit to meet the customer’s specifications. We also provided them with a Hydrothrift closed loop cooling system, custom fabricated test piping, and a process gas chiller to help them meet their goals. This centrifugal compressor is located at Penn State University in State College, PA and was purchased through the Department of Energy-National Energy Technology Laboratory (DOE-NETL). To learn more about this project, contact C.H. Reed.
As a food manufacturer, freshness is a top priority so they had a nitrogen generation system installed. That system required 1500 CFM of compressed air at 115 PSI. To help with energy efficiency in their plant, C.H. Reed installed 3, 200 HP variable capacity units as well as a desiccant dryer system and several large air receivers.
Local Container Manufacturer
This customer had 7 vintage air compressors which were becoming obsolete & more expensive to operate due to inefficiencies. They needed to reduce their maintenance & energy costs so C.H. Reed replaced the 7, outdated compressors with 2 energy efficient units. After the job was complete, the 200 HP & 300 HP partially loaded compressors saved the customer approximately $100,000 per year in energy costs alone.