Significant energy cost savings can be achieved by installing a variable speed drive compressor. Additional benefits of variable speed technology include reducing power surges (from starting AC motors), and delivering more constant pressure.
Variable speed technology facilitates efficiencies for three key reasons:
The most common form of VSD technology in the air compressor industry is a variable frequency drive, which converts the incoming AC power to DC and back to a quasi-sinusoidal AC power using an inverter switching circuit.
At ACE, we develop, install and maintain high performance variable speed compressor systems from leading manufacturers including: