Case Studies

Users & Systems

Electro Abrasives Corp.



1. Site Information
Site Electro Abrasives Corp.
Contact Person Robert Mesanovic
Title Plant Superintendent
Address 701 Willet Road
City Buffalo
State NY
Zip 14218
Country U.S.A.
2. Business Type
Product Description High Quality Silicon Carbide Products
SIC Not Available
3. Air Compressor
Featured Air Compressor
Manufacturer Energen, Inc.
Package Model ACP-600-NG
Engine Model Waukesha H24GLD
Engine Rated Power (hp) 585
Air Capacity @ Full Load (acfm) 2,300 scfm
Air Pressure @ Full Load (psig) 110
Summary of all air compressors at site  (2) 300 hp and (1) 75 hp Electric
4. Performance
Energy Consumption 3,600 cfh
5. Duty Cycle
Shifts per Day 2
Days per Week 5
Weeks per Year 50
Hours per Year 4,000
6. Costs
Capital Does Not Apply (The system is part of a Performance Contract)
Installation Does Not Apply (The system is part of a Performance Contract)
7. Purchasing Decisions
Who were the decision makers? A Committee
Why were gas air compressors chosen? High electric cost
Did gas system replace electric unit? Yes
Would another gas unit be purchased? No. Electric units are <5 years old
What are estimated savings? Unknown (The system is part of a Performance Contract)
What economic guidelines were used? Not Available
8. Customer Satisfaction
Overall Customer Satisfaction (1 to 10 with 10 being highest) 8-9
9. Notes
Engine exhaust is treated by a catalytic converter
Source of Case Study National Fuel Gas CompanyThe system was installed as part of a Performance Contrtact with Siemens Building Technologies (85 Nothpointe, Amherst, NY 14228; Phone: 716-568-0983)