Case Studies

Users & Systems

Archer Tinning & Retinning Co.




1. Site Information
Site Archer Tinning & Retinning Co.
Contact Person Art Byvoets, Jr.
Title Owner
Address 1019 W. 47th St
City Chicago,
State IL
Zip 60609
Country U.S.A.
2. Business Type
Product Description Hot Tinning Job Shop
SIC 3471
3. Air Compressor
Featured Air Compressor
Manufacturer Dearing Ultra Air
Package Model
Engine Model Ford, 6 cylinder
Engine Rated Power (hp) 75
Air Capacity @ Full Load (acfm)
Air Pressure @ Full Load (psig) 100
Summary of all air compressors at site
4. Performance
Energy Consumption
5. Duty Cycle
Shifts per Day 1
Days per Week 5
Weeks per Year 50
Hours per Year 2000
6. Costs
Capital $35 K
7. Purchasing Decisions
Who were the decision makers? Art Byvoets
Why were gas air compressors chosen? Lack of consistent reliability of electric power supply
Did gas system replace electric unit? No
Would another gas unit be purchased? Yes
What are estimated savings? Unknown
What economic guidelines were used? Lack of consistent reliability of electric power supply
8. Customer Satisfaction
Overall Customer Satisfaction (1 to 10 with 10 being highest) 7
9. Notes
Use “free” thermal energy from the radiator for drying finished products
Source of Case Study Peoples Energy