Sonic Air blower systems often "pay for themselves" within 6 months
based solely on energy savings when compared to air compressor based
systems. Most applications for a Sonic Air Systems super efficient, high
velocity air knife blower system could not be cost effectively achieved
using compressed air. There are some applications where either can be
used and others where compressed air nozzles make more sense. When
simplifying the cost to operate an air knife to just utility costs, it
is easy to see how an efficient a blower system can pay for itself in
energy savings alone in a relatively short period of time.
Although most of the time we are simply able to solve the drying or
blow-off application much better with a Sonic Air System, there is the
significant benefit of reduced energy costs when compared to compressor
Using the calculator below you can enter 5-7
variables (your cost per KWHR, Length of coverage required, Number of
nozzles or orifices, The operating pressure PSIG and Daily or Weekly
hours used) and the calculator will indicate your projected cost
This energy savings
calculator is meant to show the comparative cost of operating a Sonic
Blower vs. a "typical" compressed air system with the orifices described
in the table. As with all applications there may be idiosyncrasies with
your particular application such as an inefficient plumbing
configuration or extended distance from the blower system that would
affect the energy calculations.
Please contact our office for assistance
including a customized R.O.I.
calculation tailored to your specific application.
total amount of Sonic air knife length and overall SCFM required for an
application is greater than a compressed air system's total length and
flow rate. The resulting energy calculation still usually results
in the blower system operating for significantly less than the
compressed air system it is meant to replace, but it is not as dramatic.
Most Sonic Air Knife Systems have an overall return on investment (R.O.I.)
within 6 months.
Contact us with your drying requirements
and we will provide you
with a proposal for a performance guaranteed system and a customized R.O.I.
analysis (if requested).
The comparative performance data for the
compressed air options above were provided by Sonic Air Systems, Inc.
and are based upon the following:
• Nozzle & Orifice Data -
Ingersoll Rand• Air Comb Data - Spraying Systems Co.
• Sonic Data = Sonic 70 Blower w/ 3" Sonic XE