Why is saving energy important? A focus on ALUP range offered by Ash Air

Did you know that 70% of the total cost of compressor installation consists of energy costs?

There are many reasons why saving energy is important for your business as it helps you in many ways to make your business more efficient as well as providing you with many different forms of value. Alup can help you become more energy efficient to help reduce energy bills, reduce your costs and comply with all environmental legislation.

Top 5 tips to save energy on your Alup compressor

With 70% of the total cost of a compressor installation consisting of energy costs, it is important to know how this impacts your compressed air budget. We have provided top tips on how to save on energy costs while taking the environment into account. We are your partners in compressed air and ensure you are provided with all the compressed air knowledge available.

Tip 1: The Right Pressure!

Make sure your compressor installation is operating at the correct pressure. A reduction of the pressure of 1 bar means a saving of 7-9% of the total power input of a compressor. Frequency-controlled compressors often have an adjustable operating pressure between 4 and 13 bar, accurate to 0.2 bar. Get good advice about the right pressure range for your application; that saves you energy and therefore money.

Tip 2: Use Energy Recovery

A lot of heat is created during the compression of air in your compressed air system. Efficient recycling of the heat produced by your compressor can save you a lot of money. By using a heat exchanger, the residual heat can be used for, for example, heating up steam boilers, process water or even your central heating system. By using energy recovery, you can save up to 80% of the installed capacity in energy. 

Tip 3: Provide Central Compressor Control

Your compressed air installation is optimally used by a central compressor control. The control ensures the correct combination of compressors is used and the correct setting of the system pressure. This makes optimal use of the machines at your locating and can prevent unnecessary use of compressed air.

Tip 4: Prevent and Repair Leaks

A compressed air leak of 3mm at a pressure of 7 bar will quickly cost you €1300 per year. The higher the pressure, the higher the air loss and the higher your costs. By replacing old and bad couplings and hoses, or worn seals you can prevent energy losses. A solid and reliable compressed airline network ensures the distribution of compressed air to the end-user without pressure drop and leaks. In addition, periodically checking your compressed air system by using ultrasonic leak detection can ensure rapid detection of leaks and save energy. Have your compressed air installation regularly checked for leaks and prevent unnecessary loss of compressed air.

Tip 5: Maintain Your Compressor Correctly

By properly maintaining your compressed air installation, the system remains in optimal condition and you prevent energy loss. Using genuine parts made for the specific application in your compressor ensures correct operation and maximum energy efficiency. A compressor that works correctly is the most efficient for your wallet.

How can ALUP help you?

At Alup we aim to make production as easy and efficient as possible. With products like our Evoluto compressor, our Allegro compressor, the Energy box Alup can help reduce your carbon footprint.

Our energy efficient variable speed compressors are a great way to reduce your use of energy by matching the air supply with the demand ultimately improving your productivity whilst being reliable. Our variable speed air compressors can save up to 35% of energy compared to a fixed speed equivalent.

Allegro range

With the Allegro compressor not just your energy costs go down, but your cost of ownership is decreased as well, giving you much lower costs. It also comes with a newly designed energy recovery system as an option, with this feature you can recover up to 75% of the total absorbed energy

Evoluto range

Our Evoluto compressor comes with an iPM motor which helps reduce your energy usage by 45% whilst making your compressor more reliable and productive as it is completely maintenance free.


Energy Box

Alup’s Energy box uses our new energy recovery technology which helps recover 80% of thermal energy produced in production to be then used again and keeping your energy levels down.


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Who we are and how Ash Air can help your business!

Ash Air has been around in New Zealand since 1979, and we’ve grown into a nationwide company with international support and a reputation for quality and reliability.We look after all things compressed air for your business!

  • Rotary Screw and Piston Air Compressors
  • Vacuum Pumps and Blowers
  • Nitrogen Generation
  • An extensive line of Air Treatment components
  • AIRnet Piping System and  Filtration
  • Mobile Compressors, Generators, and Light Towers

Ash Air's range of Chicago Pneumatic, ALUP, Pneumatech, and Atlas Copco products are used extensively around the world in industries ranging from oil and gas to food, automotive and farming, and we bring you these world-class compressors here in the land of the long white cloud.Our technicians are compressed air equipment experts and are dedicated to addressing customer needs. Supported with nationwide coverage, Ash Air offers one of the widest selections of compressed air, vacuum pump, and industrial gas equipment and parts available today in New Zealand.

Reliability and Efficiency

With Ash Air, you can count on reliability and high performance for even the most demanding applications. We focus our efforts on the following:

  • Increasing uptime
  • Reducing unexpected repairs
  • Reducing energy consumption and meeting our sustainability goals
  • Improving the cleanliness of compressed air

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