Category: Energy Audit

Why You Need an Air Energy Audit on Your Compressed Air System

Compressed air systems consume a surprising amount of energy. In fact, compressed air systems consume 10 to 15 percent of a company’s total energy bill on average. According to Quincy Compressor, “One horsepower of compressed air requires eight horsepower of electricity. With many air compressors running at efficiencies as low as 10%, there’s often plenty […]

Why and How To Perform A Vacuum Audit

Manometer on vacuum system

Vacuum holds material in place, gathers up solids and liquids, provides transport, and keeps chambers and enclosures free from gases that would affect process performance. It’s essential in many production operations and a system that’s performing badly will impact costs and quality. Regular vacuum audits provide insight into how a system is running and identify […]

How To Use A CFM Calculator

CFM - cubic feet per minute

Whether you use a calculator every day or you haven’t used one since high school, it’s probably a safe bet that you’d still be fairly comfortable using the device if you had to. If you’re ever in the market for an air compressor for your industrial facility, it would certainly qualify as a time when […]

How to Make Your Air Compressor Systems More Efficient

Improve Performance

Anything you can do to make appliances run more efficiently is going to save you money in the long run. A well-running vehicle will get you more miles per gallon, saving you money at the gas pump. And an efficient HVAC unit will do more than just effectively cool and heat your property, but do […]

What Is a Pressure Drop and How Do You Prevent It?

Compressor Air Gauge

Whether you’re running a small business or are in charge of a large industrial environment, air compressors of all types definitely have a place in your environment. A lot of organizations actually use air compressors as something of an energy source, using them to power both critical equipment and tools in a reliable and efficient […]

What A Compressed Air Audit Can Tell You

compressed air audit

Generally, you would be seeking out a Compressed Air Audit to define a system baseline and to determine where inefficiencies are happening within your system. By having an audit performed or doing one yourself, you are ultimately hoping to reduce your operating costs. These operating costs can be high because of many different malfunctions or […]

JHFoster Attended Xcel Energy’s Compressed Air Challenge – 2019

Taylor, Steve and Matt attend the 2019 Xcel Energy Conference

At John Henry Foster, we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality products and services available. Even more, quality customer service starts internally with our very own employees continuing education. Matt Vermedahl (account manager), Steve Cherney and Taylor Young (both capital sales support specialists) attended Xcel Energy’s Compressed Air Challenge: Fundamentals of Compressed Air Systems […]

What Could An Ultrasonic Leak Detection Audit Save You?

A JHFoster technician performing an air system audit

Compressed air typically accounts for 10 to 15 percent of a company’s total energy bill. Find out if your compressor is wasting energy with an Ultrasonic Leak Detection Audit. Likely, you don’t think about compressed air very often. It’s always there, working behind the scenes, yet most companies have no idea how much it costs […]

A Packaging Firm Saves Big on Electric Bills through Energy Audit

packaging firm saves with JHFoster Compressed AIr Audit

JHFoster Compressed Air Audit Produces Significant Savings in Electric Bill A Midwestern state-of-the-art packaging firm with 70+ years of experience providing corrugated containers searched for ways to improve their plant’s efficiency and reduce environmental impact. Offering solutions to help customers lower their packaging costs, they use compressed air to run their corrugators’ glue unit. They […]