Demand-Side-Management by flexible generation of compressed air

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Publication Details

Author(s): Böhm R, Franke J
Publisher: Elsevier
Publication year: 2017
Conference Proceedings Title: Procedia CIRP 63 ( 2017 )
Pages range: 195-200
ISSN: 2212-8271
Language: English


Industrial compressed air systems embrace significant potential for saving both energy and cost due to their share of approximately 7 % of the

total industrial electricity consumption in Germany. As in electric energy systems based on renewable generation plants supply and demand often

do not occur in the same period of time, volatile prices occur and demand side management is gaining importance. Decentralized automation

offers opportunities in industrial environments for control of the equipment according to availability of electrical energy. Product-service systems

on industrial plants supply manufacturing equipment with compressed air, nitrogen and other technical gases, which partly can be obtained from

air by deposition processes. Those systems consist of air compressors, gas separators, reservoirs and lines. With suitable dimensioning and by

equipping with automation technology those product-service systems can be used for demand side management purpose. In addition to basic

operating parameters like current air pressure and status, those systems can process further information and create, for example, profiles on

compressed air consumption over time. By enriching those profiles with data on pressure, volumes, system restrictions and current production

requirements, the system control can identify the available potential for demand side management. Evaluation of operational strategies has to

optimize conflicting objectives within the triangular relationship of storage design, control of the production according to price prospects and

influencing or predicting the use of compressed air.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Böhm, Ralf
Lehrstuhl für Fertigungsautomatisierung und Produktionssystematik
Franke, Jörg Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Lehrstuhl für Fertigungsautomatisierung und Produktionssystematik

How to cite

Böhm, R., & Franke, J. (2017). Demand-Side-Management by flexible generation of compressed air. In Procedia CIRP 63 ( 2017 ) (pp. 195-200). Taichung, TW: Elsevier.

Böhm, Ralf, and Jörg Franke. "Demand-Side-Management by flexible generation of compressed air." Proceedings of the The 50th CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems (CMS), Taichung Elsevier, 2017. 195-200.


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