Dwyer Insruments, Inc.

Jan. 4, 2007
Digital Compressed Air Meter Detects Expensive Leaks

Dwyer Instruments has released its new series CAM digital compressed air meter, which detects leaks in compressed air systems by using the calorimetric measuring principle. At a rate of 7-10 times more expensive than electrical energy, monitoring compressed air is essential to evaluating tool and equipment efficiency, as well as ensuring longevity.

Leaks waste energy and money, and predictive leak detection and repair result in substantial cost savings. For instance, based on an assumption of electricity cost at $0.08/kWh, for 8,760 hours/year operation, where 1cfm = 0.18 kW, one hole of 1/16˝ diameter (or four holes of 1/32˝ diameter) at 100 psi would lose 26 cfm (or $3,280 in energy costs) over the course of a year.

The CAM offers a quick, accurate readout and is virtually maintenance free. The unit is available in three different process connection sizes: 1/2-inch, 1-inch and 2-inch NPT.