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COMPRESSED AIR STORAGE

Compressed air systems are one of the most inefficient systems found in the industry and yet vastly used in all industrial plants such as dairy, plastic, paper etc, where it can constitute up to 20% of the overall energy consumption.

Augwind's solution provides a vast compressed air storage volume, specifically and optimally designed to meet the factory air consumption pattern, reducing the inherit compressed air system inefficiencies from both economical and ecological perspectives.

When integrated, Augwind's solution can save up to 50% of power consumption to the air delivery system. 

Augwind's units have managed to saved millions of dollars of wasted energy by improving compressed air systems efficiency in addition to high operational benefits such as: pressure stabilization, improved air quality, and emergency compressed air storage

MAIN APPLICATIONS

ENERGY SAVING

Augwinds units are actively saving energy in factories all across Israel.

By allowing the compressors to work more efficiently, Augwinds units can reduce electricity consumption to the compressed air delivery system by up to 50%.

EMERGENCY RESERVOIR

In case of a power outage or any other malfunction in the air compression system, Augwinds units can act as an emergency compressed air reservoir, supplying the system with compressed air until the compressors are brought back online.

CLEANER COMPRESSED AIR

Augwinds units provide the equipment with better quality compressed air than any other system can. By storing large amounts of compressed air, the units are able to consistently provide the equipment with cleaner, more stable and more precise air supply.

PEAK SHAVING

Augwind's units can be utilized to replace the compressors entirely during peak consumption times to reduce fines and evade higher electricity consumption costs

COMPRESSOR LONGEVITY

By mediating between the compressors and the machines, Augwinds units allow the compressors to work more efficiently, extending their half-life substantially.

THE PROCCESS

1. PLANNING, DESIGN & ENGINEERING

For each installation, Augwind designs custom layouts based on their client’s specific needs.

To meet the factory’s demands, units of different size and orientation are utilized, and one or more units may be required for maximum efficiency.

2. MANUFACTURING CUSTOM UNITS

Once plans are in place, Augwind custom manufactures each unit on-demand.

Augwinds patented technology allows for low cost, high quality production using specialized materials designed to best contain immense amounts of pressure.

3. PREP WORK

Before the units can be installed, the site is prepped for installation. Preparation requires pipes to be rerouted and installed to accommodate the units and efficiently supply the compressed air to the factory pipeline. Augwind’s prep work is non-destructive, pipes are run above ground with no need to change infrastructure.

4. INSTALLATION

Installation takes place over the course of about a week. First, workers dig in the ground, outside of the factory, and near the compressed air supply. Next, the units are lowered into their new home, and connected to the prepared infrastructure. Then, a layer of flexible concrete is poured to further strengthen the unit. Finally, the unit is buried under compacted soil, and the entire area is finished with concrete.  

THE MARKET

Based on Augwind estimations, and according to a Survey conducted by the Ministry of Energy and Water in 2013, the cost of electricity for industrial plants in Israel used for air compression is estimated as 1.125 billion NIS. The industrial plants relevant to the Augwind storage system are estimated as 80%.

Based on a survey conducted by the US Department of Energy, the US compressed air storage market can be estimated at billions of dollars.

EMISSION REDUCTION

In April 2016, the Israeli government approved a plan to promote the national target for greenhouse gas emissions, The State of Israel Committed to this plan in the Paris Climate Conference in December 2015. As part of the program, the Israeli government will grant energy efficiency projects.

Augwind's storage system enables its customers to reduce electricity consumption of compressed air in their plant and therefore, to perform energy efficiency processes that are reflected, among other things, in reducing greenhouse gases and emissions. Therefore, industrial establishments that choose to purchase Augwind's storage system may receive a participation grant of 20% of the product cost, granted by the State of Israel (under certain conditions, up to 40% while demonstrating the use of innovative Israeli technology).

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