ISO 14001 and compressed air leaks and energy savings
According to the ISO14001 standard, organizations must take measures to reduce the impact of their activities on the environment. This includes preventing waste of resources, such as compressed air. Compressed air leaks can contribute significantly to the total amount of energy consumed by an organization. There are a number of solutions that can be used to detect compressed air leaks.
Corporate sustainability: Scope 1 and scope 2 emissions
Sustainable business begins with calculating the CO2 footprint of an organization, product or service. For a CO2 footprint, often only Scope 1 and 2 are included. What exactly falls within Scope 1 and 2?
Scope 1: Direct CO2 emissions.
Emissions caused by own sources within the organization. Consider, for example, emissions from in-house building-, transportation- and production-related activities. Some examples:
- Gas consumption
- Fuel consumption of anything leased or owned
- Coolants / refrigerants (in kgs)
Scope 2: The indirect CO2 emissions
Emissions arising from the generation of electricity, heat and cooling, and steam in facilities that do not belong to the own company but are used in the undermening.
- Electricity consumption
- Fuel consumption hired transportation
- District Heat
Reduce emissions through air leakage detection
By identifying and repairing compressed air leaks, an organization can reduce scope 1 and scope 2 emissions. This can make a positive contribution to the environment and help the organization meet the requirements of ISO14001.
Being assertive about air leaks in compressed air systems can save quite a bit of energy and, therefore, costs. In another article on this website, we take a closer look at the cost savings this can provide. Click on the link below to read this article.
Teledyne FLIR Si124 for compressed air leaks
The Teledyne FLIR Si124 is a portable camera designed for industrial inspections and can be used, among other things, to detect compressed air leaks, even if they are only a few millimeters in size.
Tips for using the FLIR Si124 for ISO14001 inspections
Here are some tips for using the Flir Si124 for ISO14001 inspections:
- Plan your inspection carefully: Decide which areas you want to inspect and how much time you want to allocate.
- Work safely: Make sure you have the right people using the camera.
- Train your staff: Make sure your staff knows how to use the camera and identify leaks.
With careful planning and execution, the Teledyne FLIR Si124 can be a valuable tool for identifying and repairing compressed air leaks.
The solution can be found at Sensor Partners!
At Sensor Partners, we can serve you in several ways when it comes to compressed air leaks and reducing the CO2 footprint of your company and production process.
Do you already have a suitable camera to detect compressed air but your staff does not yet have the right knowledge to get the most out of it? Ask about the possibilities for training via the form.
One-time or periodic on-site scan
You do not want to invest directly in a FLIR Si124 (yet) but want to perform an inspection. Have an inspection performed without the investment in the camera. A specialist will come to your location to perform a measurement and you will receive a detailed report.
Advice for setting up scope 1 and 2
Do you have a question about scope 1 and 2 or are you curious about the possibilities with our products? Our specialists will be happy to advise you and explore the possibilities with you.