A ¼ inch air leak during one year costs
as much as a small car
Eliminating air leaks
In older compressed air systems, up to 20% of the total compressed air consumption may be lost through leaks.
A ⅛ inch leak corresponds to nearly 42,000 kWh of wasted energy per year.
Yearly cost * of air leaks (@ 7 Bar):
- ⅛ inch hole = 12 l/s = a bicycle
- ¼ inch hole = 47 l/s = a small car
- ⅜ inch hole = 108 l/s = a van
* Based on 8,760 operating hrs/yr at € 0.07 per kWh energy cost.