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  • Engineering services
CAPS works with Adelaide businesses to reduce carbon emissions associated with the use of compressed air through providing a specialist auditing service and technology upgrades.

Why CAPS is supporting Carbon Neutral Adelaide

With compressed air contributing to over 15% of industrial energy use, CAPS believes there is a responsibility and significant opportunity to reduce client’s carbon footprints and the overall impact that inefficient compressed air practices has on the environment. CAPS believes that positive change for the future wellbeing of the community can be made through innovative technologies and the application of measurement and continuous improvement methodologies. Carbon Neutral Adelaide provides an excellent platform for businesses such as CAPS to network around carbon reduction initiatives and to encourage business to become more sustainable.

What CAPS is doing to reduce carbon emissions

CAPS works with Adelaide businesses to reduce carbon emissions in a number of ways:

  • Energy Auditing: One of CAPS most significant carbon reducing initiatives is specialist energy efficiency auditing to help organisations with the complicated task of optimising their compressed air equipment. The audits identify factors that reduce the efficiency of clients’ systems and make recommendations and practical solutions to reduce customers’ compressed air-related carbon footprint by over 60%.
  • Highly Efficient Technologies: Older compressed air technologies are likely to be inherently inefficient. CAPS supplies a number of highly efficient alternatives for our clients, including:
    • CAPS VSD Compressors that use an AC drive to control the speed of the unit, closely matching electrical input to compressed air demand, which in turn saves energy compared to a fixed speed equivalent.
    • CAPS Scroll Compressors that deliver step-driven demand control and save up to 25% energy consumption by adopting a modulated control process that offers flexibility for varying air demand conditions.
    • CAPS CDRP Dryers that are revolutionary energy saving refrigerated compressed air dryers that use Phase Change Material (PCM) saving up to 99% of energy compared to standard dryers.
    • Natural Gas Generators which have carbon emissions and infrastructure requirements considerably lower than diesel powered generators.

An example is a recent hospital installation in the Adelaide CBD that upgraded compressors, replacing a 30KW motor with a 3.5KW one.

The carbon footprint of CAPS own facilities has been reduced through the installation of reflective window screens and an upgrade of the air-conditioning system.

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