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Sealants & air system efficiency : how to Improve Energy Efficiency in Food Frozen and processing field



Most food manufacturing and processing operations utilize pneumatic controls and systems. Leakage is the major cause of inefficiency in compressed air systems. A typical system under constant operation with only a ¼-in. leak can cost an average of $8,300 per year in wasted energy consumption.


Thread sealants seal air lines while allowing for post-assembly adjustments. A quality sealant can withstand temperatures to 400°F and seal at operating pressures up to 10,000 psi without cracking or shrinking. This is a simple, inexpensive way to save thousands of dollars in energy costs each year.


While food processors can't control rising global energy costs, they can take control over their in-plant operating efficiencies and, consequently, reduce energy consumption by equipment and systems.