Analytical model for compressed air system analysis

Mohamad Thabet, David Sanders, Victor Becerra

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This paper presents a simple analytical model for a compressed air system (CAS) supply side. The supply side contains components responsible for production, treatment and storage of compressed air such as a compressor, cooler and a storage tank. Simulation of system performance with different storage tank size and system pressure set-point were performed. Results showed that a properly sized tank volume reduces energy consumption while maintaining good system pressure stability. Moreover, results also showed that reducing system pressure reduced energy consumption, however a more detailed model that considers end-user equipment is required to study effect of pressure set-point on energy consumption. Future work will focus on developing a supply-demand side coupled model and on utilizing model in developing new control strategies for improved energy performance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnergy and Sustainable Futures
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of 2nd ICESF 2020
EditorsIosif Mporas, Pandelis Kourtessis, Amin Al-Habaibeh, Abhishek Asthana, Vladimir Vukovic, John Senior
ISBN (Electronic)9783030639167
ISBN (Print)9783030639150, 9783030639181
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2021
Event2nd International Conference on Energy and Sustainable Futures: ICESF - University of Hertfordshire
Duration: 10 Sept 202011 Sept 2020

Publication series

NameSpringer Proceedings in Energy
ISSN (Print)2352-2534
ISSN (Electronic)2352-2542


Conference2nd International Conference on Energy and Sustainable Futures


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