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Compressed air leakage

Leaks in compressed air systems contribute to the release of pollutants, increased CO₂ emissions and energy waste. To prevent leaks and reduce the negative impact on the environment, regular inspection and maintenance of compressed air systems is necessary. However, this is often neglected - considering that compressed air leaks cause no health and safety risks and no visible pollution.

Considering the following figures¹, the need for regular maintenance becomes clear:

  • Electricity costs account for 70 to 80 % of the total lifetime costs of compressed air.

  • Compressed air leaks cause up to 50 % of the energy to be lost and, in the worst case, lead to the failure of equipment and entire production lines.

Lebenszykluskosten Druckluft

Regularly checking compressed air systems for leaks has a positive impact on electricity costs, production availability and the environment.

With our ultrasonic condition monitoring system, compressed air leaks can be identified quickly and easily. Escaping compressed air generates acoustic emissions that are measured non-invasively with our magnetic ultrasonic sensors. The evaluation is fully automated, and you can quickly derive the need for action based on our report.

Our system offers numerous advantages: short measurement times, measurements possible during operation, automated evaluation, objective analysis results, low training effort (further advantages and information on the measurement procedure at

Every closed leak brings immediate energy savings and positive effects for production and environment.

With the regular maintenance of their compressed air systems, companies can reduce their environmental impact and contribute to a more sustainable future for our planet.

¹ “Fact Sheet - Druckluft”, Bundesministerium für Klimaschutz, Umwelt, Energie, Mobilität, Innovation und Technologie (BMK), 10.01.2023

Author: DI. Mag. Markus Loinig




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