Just came across this quotation today… “Half of the compressed air produced in industrial systems is typically wasted through leakage, artificial demand and inappropriate use. An audit can identify this waste. Eliminating the waste can reduce the number of compressors required, freeing the existing unused compressors to provide backup.” This from plantservices.com .
I have always used the “rule of thumb” that about 10% of compressed air generated was wasted. But 50%??? Imagine knocking 50% off the electric cost to run your air compressor. Time for an air leak audit, folks.