February 1, 1998

DOE launches compressed air challenge

DENVER — The U.S. Department of Energy, or DOE, kicked off its “Compressed Air Challenge,” a national, public/private initiative to promote the efficiency of compressed air systems, a power source considered industry’s “fourth utility.”

Over the past two years, large industrial manufacturing companies, compressed air system consultants, manufacturers and distributors of compressed air equipment and their associations, as well as utilities and research organizations, joined with DOE’s Office of Industrial Technologies to organize and sponsor this initiative with a mix of public and private funds.

The Compressed Air Challenge will work to: improve the efficiency and productivity of U. S. industries; form a publicprivate partnership to deliver information and technical advice; work with existing market structures to effect a transformation of the market; and contribute to meeting U.S. climate change goals.

Compressed air systems are used to provide power for tools, equipment and industrial processes such as pressurizing, atomizing, agitating and mixing. Manufacturers benefit from increased productivity while reducing carbon emissions and lowering production costs. Higher efficiency also supports American industry’s global competitiveness.

Learn more about the Compressed Air Challenge and its benefits to companies at the next Compressed Air System Workshop on March 25 and 26 in Denver. Call 297-8100.

DENVER — The U.S. Department of Energy, or DOE, kicked off its “Compressed Air Challenge,” a national, public/private initiative to promote the efficiency of compressed air systems, a power source considered industry’s “fourth utility.”

Over the past two years, large industrial manufacturing companies, compressed air system consultants, manufacturers and distributors of compressed air equipment and their associations, as well as utilities and research organizations, joined with DOE’s Office of Industrial Technologies to organize and sponsor this initiative with a mix of public and private funds.

The Compressed Air Challenge will work…

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