In early 2018 Summit Aerospace laid out a multiyear plan to consolidate three facilities into one large efficient location. The real question was how to consolidate all the utility requirements including compressed air.
The first requirement was to inventory the compressor system equipment, more importantly the air usage in all three facilities. This was done using the Kaeser ADA (air demand analysis) auditing system which records KW and flow.
The next part was to determine what new equipment would be added to increase production at the new facility. An excel spreadsheet showing CFM requirements and % of usage of each machine for phases 1 & 2 was accumulated by the customer.
A sample below and is the total spreadsheet is almost 2 pages.
The data collected on the equipment usage spreadsheet and ADA were collected and analyzed. As a result, at least 6 compressor system options were proposed to Summit Aerospace.
The relocation plan was to split the move into 3 phases, spanning over 2 to 3 years. Due to the length of the project Summit Aerospace wanted to work with a turnkey company who could handle all components of this project. This included planning, permitting, complete installation, and backup systems during the transition. Due to issues with past compressor suppliers, Summit Aerospace required a company that was responsive and had good communication.
After interviewing multiple compressor firms, Air Compressor Works was chosen to implement consolidation of the air system over 2 to 3 years.
Phase 1 – NW 57th Ave. is now closed and moved into the new main facility. The existing Ingersoll-Rand compressor was not transferred. Equipment for this plant included (2) BSD-50’s, (1) TF-280 dryer, KCF-400, (1) KB filter, (1) 500 gal wet tank with AMD6550 drain, (1) 1060 gal dry tank w/ Eco31 drain.
Phase 2 – In process but delayed due to Covid 19 – scheduled for late 2020
Phase 3 – Will take place when the existing lease expires in the balance of the new facility 2021
Attached are the worksheets and plans utilized by Air Compressor Works
Summit Aerospace was so pleased with the ACW team that Jorge Fernandez, the owner, contacted the owners at Med-Craft indicating how happy he was with a complete solution of recommendations, equipment, installation and training provided by Air Compressor Works.
Med-Craft had already approved their engineered drawings reflecting a competitor’s equipment. As a result of the experience at Summit Aerospace, Medcraft contacted the Sales Engineer Jennifer Viloria requesting a consultation meeting.
After discussion and recommendations of options with ACW, Med-Craft had the drawings revised to reflect the recommendations of a Kaeser compressed air system.
Air Compressor Works ended up winning the Med-Craft project due to the great customer service from ACW team and Jennifer on the Summit Aerospace project.