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How Much Money Are You Losing?

AIR LOSS COST

Orifice Diameter,
in.

Air Loss,
cfm

Air Loss,
cu. ft./day

Loss/Day
$

Loss/Month
$

Loss/Year
$

1/64”

0.41

590

0.15

4.40

54.75

1/32”

1.62

2,332

0.58

17.60

211.70

3/64”

3.66

5,270

1.32

40.15

481.80

1/16”

6.49

9,345

2.34

71.17

854.10

3/32”

14.5

20,880

5.22

158.77

1,905.30

1/8”

26.00

37,152

9.29

282.57

3,390.85

3/16”

58.30

83,952

20.99

638.45

7,661.35

1/4”

104.00

149,760

37.44

1,138.80

13,665.60

5/16”

162.00

233,280

58.32

1,173.90

21,286.80

3/8”

234.00

336,960

84.24

2,562.30

30,747.60

1/2”

415.00

597,600

149.40

4,544.25

54,531.00

5/8”

649.00

934,560

233.64

7,106.55

85,278.60

The above figures are based on values from the Compressed Air & Gas Handbook. Calculations assume a conservative cost of $0.25/1000 cu. ft. at compressed air, 100% coefficient of flow, working 8,760 hours/year @ 100 psig.

Your energy costs may vary, however, as you can see any air loss costs you money. There is 3 times more condensate in summer than in winter. On average, over a 12 month period, a timer operated solenoid valve will be discharging compressed air only 50% of the time. Based on the valve orifice size you can calculate energy wasted from the figures above. Our BEKOMAT® electronic level controlled drain traps wasted no compressed air, thus saving time and money.