COMPRESSED AIR FLOW METERS & INDUSTRIAL ENERGY MONITORING SOLUTIONS
All savings cases within industries started with a first simple step: Start measuring. Without exception, this step lead to insight, to savings measures and to substantial financial savings. Guaranteed.
Measure, discover and save! VP Instrument Flowmeters and measurement software help you to reduce compressed air consumption and energy costs. Also used for Nitrogen, Carbon Dioxide, Argon, Helium and other technical gases, they are the perfect compliment to Teseo’s zero leak aluminum piping systems.
The VPFlowScope product line gives insight in compressed air systems and helps you find energy losses. Compressed air is a very expensive energy source. In fact it can be about 20 times more expensive than electricity. In many cases, compressed air is wasted due to leakage, non optimal compressor configurations or misuse. These products can help you improve and optimize your compressed air system. Your return on investment is a matter of months.
VP Scope In-Line
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VP Scope D
VP Scope M
Your Return on Investment is typically less than 6 months.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where should we install a flow meter?
To start, the main header is a good location, just before it splits up into different areas. The main flow meter can be used to see the average consumption profile, and to check on excessive use. During week-ends and nights, it can be used to monitor leakage. When production is stopped, a flow meter can give an instant reading on the leakage rate. In the VPFlowScope, you can program the display to show consumption in $$ per year. This is an easy way to show the savings potential live, without any data processing.
As a second step, one or more flow meters can be added to measure the consumption of each department. As a third step, you can add some points of use.
Why should we invest in a flow meter?
Compressed air is one of the most expensive utilities. The savings potential can be between 10 and 50%. Most savings are achieved by leakage management in combination with proper control and sizing of compressor systems.
Why Flow meters are your eyes en ears in the system ?
They provide key management data for leakage management, cost allocation and for real-time control/ sequencing of machines.
How can you measure leakage with a VPFlowScope?
You need to know the production schedule of your factory, before you can measure the leakage. During idle time. Lunch breaks, product changeover, week-ends and the first hour after a production day are the right moment to look at the consumption and check the leakage.
How much money can I save?
A compressed air systems auditor can help you to find the total savings potential of your factory. It depends on many things: Leakage, air demand versus supply, maintenance of the compressors, type of driers, your system pressure, the condensate management system, cooling, distribution network.
How expensive is compressed air?
In an air compressor, electricity is converted into compressed air and a lot of heat. This is the main reason that compressed air is between 8 and 10 times more expensive than electricity. Looking at the demand side (distribution network and downstream equipment), 50% of the air is wasted.
How can I measure efficiency of a compressor?
It is not easy to measure the true efficiency of a compressor, according to official directives such as ISO 1217, but with two sensors and VPVision, you can create measure the ‘practical’ efficiency of the system. All you need is a power meter and a flow meter. The power meter (or Amp meter) measures what goes in, and the flow meter measures what comes out of the compressor. The ratio between those two is the efficiency
Monitor. Adjust system. Save.
VP Instruments products contribute to energy savings in many industries: compressed air audits, compressed air consumption measurements, nitrogen and other technical gas consumption.
Saving energy starts with monitoring your energy consumption. Your Return on Investment is typically less than 6 months.