Variable Speed Drive Compressors - Helping You Become More Sustainable, with Romain Sobierajski | The Power Of Series

For many businesses, preserving energy and becoming more sustainable have become top priorities. That not only saves them money but also makes them more competitive in the future, when demand for “green” products and services will only increase. Not just because governments mandate greater sustainability but also because you, our customers expect it. Here, we talk to our experienced Sales Engineer, Romain, who has a strong background in helping our partners with energy efficient compressed air options to get the most out of their business.


Tell us about yourself and what day-to-day looks like for you?  

"After my cup of coffee and email box management, I will focus my day on offering the most sustainable solution(s) possible to my customers and new potential customers!

Installing a VSD solution has never been so easy! Any identified piston compressor or fixed speed compressor is a potential upgrade for a VSD solution. There is always a nice story to tell around any compressor replacement; each new sale comes with its journey."  

Why variable speed drive? What are the advantages of a VSD option for my next compressor installation?

"It all starts with the compressor itself. Traditional fixed-speed models would simply be switched on and then kept delivering a steady supply of compressed air – whether it was needed or not. Ash Air offers a cost-saving and energy-preserving alternative:  The CPVSd. I have extensive knowledge of this type of highly efficient,  innovative compressor. It is equipped with a variable speed drive that only produces as much energy as is required at any time. That can decrease your energy use by 35% or even more. In turn, this will lower your operating costs significantly. However, it is not just the compressor that is important but also how it is controlled and monitored. Ash Air offers different solutions that allow you to always keep an eye on your equipment to ensure that you get the most out of it."

A memorable experience or positive outcome for a customer that opted with a more sustainable option for their compressed air set up? 

"Let’s take an example! For one of my key customers, who is a famous kitchen maker in Auckland, moving from a fixed speed driven screw compressor to VSD has allowed him to save more than $20,000 of power on his electricity every year! This huge savings considerable reduces the TCO of the capital investment."

Contributing to a better future is always part of our mindset. What piece of advice would you give to someone looking to pursue a career in Industrial Air Technique (IAT) compressed air industry?

"I can assure you that there is a Green Pathway to do business and make greener sales. It is our role and mission to contribute as much as we can. In our personal life but also in our professional life by supplying eco-friendly and eco-savings products and solutions. Let’s build a greener world and be part of it!"  //



 

Our Team in this series

Romain Sobierajski

Sales Engineer

Email: Romain.Sobierajski@ashair.co.nz

Natalie Mitchell

Interviewer / Digital & Communication Manager

Email: natalie.mitchell@ashair.co.nz


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Energy preserving range of compressors as recommended by Romain

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Talk to our team about variable speed drive options for your business today!


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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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