Case Studies

Users & Systems

Twin Tier Tire Corporation




1. Site Information
Site Twin Tier Tire Corporation
Contact Person Jeff Barlow
Title General Manager
Address 3160 Lake Road
City Horseheads
State NY
Zip 14845
Country USA
2. Business Type
Product Description Retreaded truck tires
SIC 7534
3. Air Compressor
Featured Air Compressor
Manufacturer Dearing
Package Model ULTRA-AIR, GRS-50HA
Engine Model Ford, CSG-649
Engine Rated Power (hp) 50
Air Capacity @ Full Load (acfm) 185
Air Pressure @ Full Load (psig) 125
Summary of all air compressors at site Two electric units used for backup
4. Performance
Energy Consumption NA
5. Duty Cycle
Shifts per Day 1 (11 hours/day)
Days per Week 5 to 5-1/2
Weeks per Year NA
Hours per Year NA
6. Costs
Capital $30,000 for compressor package only
Installation $2,000
7. Purchasing Decisions
Who were the decision makers? General Manager
Why were gas air compressors chosen? Prohibitive cost of electricity
Did gas system replace electric unit? Yes
Would another gas unit be purchased? Need more experience with the gas unit to answer the question
What are estimated savings? NA
What economic guidelines were used? Payback
8. Customer Satisfaction
Overall Customer Satisfaction (1 to 10 with 10 being highest) NA
9. Notes
Source of Case Study New York State Electric & Gas