Studies: Air Compressors - E.L. Stone, Inc.
E.L. Stone, Inc. - Barberton, OH
Type: Ultra Air
E.L. Stone is an industrial coating applicator located near Akron, Ohio.
They are a licensed applicator of Dupont Teflon non-stick finishes and have served
mainly the rotational molding, automotive, heavy truck, and construction industries
for the past forty years.
Stone uses compressed air to sandblast the surface of items that they coat and
for general coating applications. They require large volumes of air to cover their
2200 annual operating hours.
installing two Dearing Ultra Air Natural Gas Compressors and the related equipment,
the company has been delighted with the results.
E.L. Stone switched to natural gas compressors primarily for the dramatic energy
savings. With annual savings of approximately $40,000 per year and a short three
year payback, it’s not hard to see why the company is “looking for
other ways to use natural gas” in their business in the future.
In the past, E.L. Stone had experienced frequent brown-outs and power
outages with electricity, particularly during the summer months. These problems
wreaked havoc on their production as their equipment became powerless and inoperable.
Now that they have switched to natural gas, they have not experienced a single
interruption in service. This increased dependability has helped them immeasurably
in meeting their aggressive production demands.
One key benefit E.L. Stone may now realize with their natural gas air
compressor is the ability to recover heat. This heat can be used to warm water
or air for numerous uses throughout the plant.
Another key feature E.L. Stone can now experience with natural gas compressors
is variable speed throttle. Many companies find this feature invaluable because
it allows them to adjust the compressors specifically to the demands of each job.
Companies can save even more production dollars by setting the speed lower, when
higher speeds aren’t necessary, to avoid excessive energy use.
The success of the gas compressor installation has elated the management
of E.L. Stone. They have found the equipment to be every bit as economical and
dependable as they had hoped.