Testimonial from a well establish and respected company in the lumber business is proud to be working with Comairco and Sullair
In the fall of 2012 we reached out to COMAIRCO because we did not want to go through another winter with frozen lines and cylinders. Also we were experiencing some issue with our existing compressors. To get started Comairco sales representative recommend we data log the system to gain some prospective to our usage and demand. The results of the data log developed the direction that has led to our successes today.
Along with the data logging we decided to do some in-house training to help educate our maintenance staff on the fundamentals of a compressed air system. COMAIRCO team played a very important role in developing our staff and educating our team. We were able to identify why our system was not efficient and why our air dryer was not able to meet the demand of the system.
In the winter of 2013 we decided to partner with COMAIRCO to help service our existing compressors and air dryer. This was one of our best decisions. COMAIRCO completely rebuilt our dryer and we made it through our first winter with no issues in the plant.
After reviewing our system architecture with COMAIRCO sales representatives we recognized a need for a 500 gal vertical air receiver prior to the dryer. We installed the tank and never had an issue with the desiccant beds since.
During the summer of 2013 we ran into issue with the air end on our primary compressor. The cost to repair outweighed the cost to replace so we decided to have COMAIRCO quote a new SULLAIR compressor. Our COMAIRCO sales representative educated us on the benefits of a VSD compressor. We elected to go this route because of the energy savings and the compressor was 50 HP less than our existing compressor. This was another great decision. We got an opportunity to work with the Infinity Piping system and we found the new SULLAIR that was 50HP smaller than our old compressor used less energy and ran way more efficient. Finally we were on a path to a reliable and efficient compressed air system.
In the spring of 2014 we decided to investigate the benefits of a refrigerant dryer. COMARICO team were on site to review the benefits and scope of work with us. We decided the electrical cost savings alone quantified the investment over 2 years. After we installed the refrigerant dryer we were very surprised by the cost savings. So we decided to install flow meters. We did some of our own in-house data logging and found the refrigerant dryer was saving us about $2,000 a month during the warmer months of the year. We did not want to go back to the non-heated dryer in the winter but we were forced to. This opened the discussion of a heated blower purge drying system. Again, COMAIRCO sales representatives spent the time to explain the benefits of the system, and in the fall of 2015 we replaced our antiquated desiccant dryer with a new heated blower purge drying system. The results were amazing. In the winter of 2015-2016 we ran our plant with 200 less HP. We were able to have only one 200 HP compressor online. This was the first time in the history of our system that we did not need 2-250 HP compressors running all winter.
Our partnership with COMAIRCO has been one of our most successful collaborations. Our education of compressed air systems has been elevated and we are grateful for having companies like COMAIRCO and SULLAIR in our network of friends