In the last couple of years, there has been an increasing amount of effort dedicated to finding ways to save energy. One of the biggest sources of inefficiencies in a plant is compressed air. Compressed air is an extremely versatile energy source for industry; however, many estimates put the total amount of energy at the point-of-use to be less than 15% of the amount supplied to the compressor.
Both Graco and Binks have developed electric pumps that can drastically reduce energy consumption. A single circulation pump can save over $1000 per year in energy costs alone. Additional benefits to implementing electric pumps include: