How To Achieve Efficiency, Performance, And Quality Compressed Air Strategy

Compressed air is a common source of energy that is used across several industries, including manufacturing. Compressed air can also prove to be quite expensive, often consuming more energy than most equipment in a manufacturing plant. The good news is that compressed air systems can be greatly improved in efficiency, performance, and quality with the right strategy. 

There are three main components of the air compression system that influences performance, efficiency and quality. Let’s take a look at them.

Composition of the air intake

Clean air intake by the system allows the compressed air to move smoothly through it. Contaminated air is impure, so a build-up of it over time leads to wear and tear, and makes the storage capacity suffer.

Temperature of the air intake

The cooler the air, the less energy is required to compress it. The temperature of the intake air determines its density.


Moisture can harm the air compression system if it collects inside because it causes the parts to rust. It can also catalyse wear and tear, and leaks while reducing the storage capacity. Making sure the air is dry will more likely prevent such damage to the system.

You can also optimize the design of the air compression system to increase its efficiency. There are three ways to do this:

Cooldown intake air

Since the energy required to compress cool air is less than that for warmer air, you can move the system into a shaded area to lower the temperature of the intake air.

Straighten the path

Sharp bends or narrow delivery lines can increase friction and the number of pressure drops in the system. Implement a straighter path into the system to get higher pressure, thus reducing the overall amount of energy required to compress the air.

Use several small compressors

Larger air compressors consume more energy per unit while working with only a partial load, thus making it inefficient. Try using multiple smaller air compressors with sequencing controls so that you can shut down portions of the system just by turning off some of the compressors.

Other practices that help your air compressor perform at optimal efficiency are:

Maintaining the compressor

Regularly check the air compressor system for any leaks, premature wear and tear, and the build-up of contaminants. Ensure that procedures are in place and train employees to operate the system properly.

Changing filters

Filters make sure that only the cleanest air reaches users. However, these filters may get clogged up with dirt, grease, dust, and other contaminants. Clean them often so that the system does not consume more energy to function due to a pressure drop as a result of clogged filters. You can also deploy longer-life and low pressure drop filters of a size suited to the maximum flow rate.The above practices will go a long way in achieving efficiency, performance, and quality of your air compressor system. VEMC offers a number of ELGi air compressors. Contact us on +919819907445 and we would be happy to help you determine the right air compressor for your needs. VEMC is ISO 9001:2015 certified and is a pioneer in the field of electromechanical engineering products, allied equipment, and services

The Role Of Temperature In Pump Selection

When choosing a pump for your industrial or commercial applications, there are several factors that you need to consider. The role of temperature is a major one, how hot or cold the fluid in the system is, the levels of heat generated by the pump and other equipment, and the particular range required for the operation, being key. So why is the role of temperature so integral to the pump selection process? In this blog, we will outline the ways in which temperature can have an effect on your pump and operations. These are as follows:

Corrosion to construction parts

The temperature of the pump can cause corrosion to the parts or construction materials if you plan to be pumping specific kinds of chemicals. Keep in mind that the hotter the liquid, the more corrosive effect it can have. Thus, it is crucial to check the compatibility of different chemicals and the temperature at which you are going to be pumping.

The pump’s components

With an increase in the temperature, heat gets transferred from gland packing to the bearing through the shaft. This takes a toll on the bearing by shortening its life and possibly even seizing it if the pump’s gland is saturated. This must be avoided at all costs for the pump to be function at peak efficiency.

Viscosity of liquids

Fluids that are affected by temperature can see a change in viscosity during the pumping process. For instance, some become runny when heated, thus influencing how they will be pumped. This is why it is important to understand how temperature can change the viscosity of your product in order to select the right pump.

Expansion of parts

Metal parts can expand at varying rates at high temperatures. So it is essential to finalize the materials of construction while you are choosing the pump itself.

Maintaining the temperature

In certain cases, you may need to maintain a specific temperature or a range of temperatures depending on the application. You can achieve this by preserving the conditions of the flow or use a heating jacket which permits you to maintain higher temperatures. Conversely, you can implement proper insulation in the system to maintain a lower temperature.

Even if you have a suction for the pump that is flooded, it is important to note that you will still have to take the vapour pressure of the liquid, as well as the temperature into consideration in order to ensure that your pump contains the right Net Positive Suction Head Available (NPSHa).For more information on industrial pumps, motors, and other equipment, feel free to reach VEMC on +91-9819907445. As one of the authorized Kirloskar pump dealers in the country, we would be glad to assist you in finding the best match for you based on your requirements. We are ISO 9001:2015 certified and a pioneer in the field of electromechanical engineering products, allied equipment, and services.

Why Go For KirloSmart?

Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming all sectors of the economy. IoT-based smart devices can keep track of parameters by being perpetually connected through the internet. Kirloskar Brothers Limited has the distinction of bringing IoT into pumping. With IoT coming into the picture, pumping has become convenient, sophisticated, and highly efficient. Let’s take a look at why KirloSmart is a peek into the future of pumping and why you should go for it.

KirloSmart is a glowing symbol of KBL’s commitment to engineering excellence. However, with KirloSmart the excellence rests in the sophisticated software this time rather than their hardware technology. The software that comes in the form of a mobile app as well as a web-based portal can be used to keep track of the pumping parameters such as flow, pressure, voltage, frequency, vibrations etc. The smart sensors present in the pump transmit continuous signals whose readings can be accessed through the web portal or the app remotely on your laptop, tab, mobile phone etc.

A very important feature of KirloSmart is its ability to send alerts in case of a breakdown or malfunction. It can send alerts through SMS, email or mobile push notifications. This comes in handy, especially in large facilities, where keeping track of every pump can be a daunting task. Once KirloSmart is in place, you can simply avoid the hassles of regular inspections, physical monitoring and instead redirect the effort towards more critical tasks. Another important aspect is the ability to predict malfunction based on past data trends. This is an incredible feature that can avoid breakdown maintenance costs and halting operations on one hand while enhancing plant safety and reliability on the other. Once you receive an alert about an increased risk of a breakdown, you can assign a technician well in time, thus avoiding the crisis altogether. KirloSmart can significantly contribute to enhancing the operational efficiency as well as the lifespan of your pumps.

KirloSmart has outdone the conventional SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) system. This is because SCADA demands the around-the-clock presence of well-trained and dedicated personnel, which is not required in the case of KirloSmart.

KirloSmart has also turned out to be quite helpful during the Covid-19 pandemic. The pumps can be monitored remotely without having to go for physical inspections. This is a feature that customers will continue to benefit from, even in the post-pandemic world. KirloSmart guarantees customer convenience and once again reiterates KBL’s customer-centric business philosophy.

For further information on industrial pumps, motors and other equipment, feel free to contact us on +919819907445. KBL is a pioneer in remote pump monitoring technology and we would be happy to assist you in finding the best match based on your requirements. VEMC is an authorized Kirloskar dealer. It is ISO 9001:2015 certified and a pioneer in the field of electromechanical engineering products, allied equipment, and services.

Top 5 Ways To Minimise Your Compressed Air Costs

Air compression if not done with proper checks, maintenance, and energy audits could turn out to be a fairly costly affair. To control costs of air compression effectively, you must follow a checklist of critical factors. While most of these factors fall under your regular maintenance procedures, some require your special attention. In this blog, we take you through the most important measures meant to control costs while you compress air at your facility.

  • Avoid unnecessary running: The biggest overhead cost associated with air compressors is the energy cost. There is one simple trick that you can use to tackle this upfront: turn it off! Air compressors at most facilities are used during the business hours and yet these are often found running until late evening. This wastes precious hours of electricity and adds to your energy bills.
  • Look for leakages: Leakages in the piping can cause loss of air pressure although the energy expended on compressing the air might remain the same. This means that you are using the same amount of energy but getting lesser work done. It is extremely important to look for leakages due to corrosion, pipe breakage, sludge, and dust particles in the piping regularly. Keeping the piping clean reduces the likelihood of leakages caused by corrosion.
  • Use the right pressure levels: Using the compressor at pressure levels beyond your requirement can cause wastage of energy. One reason for turning up the pressure could be compensating for the loss of pressure due to leakages, clogged filters, and other piping problems.
  • Use proper piping infrastructure: Using the right piping infrastructure that determines the direction and pattern of flow of compressed air is essential. A variety of factors play a role in this regard. Getting the compressed air to the focal point through a short pipe can optimise pressure and reduce energy use. Similarly, reducing the diameter of the pipe can help increase air pressure, work on the focal point effectively, and reduce energy consumption significantly.
  • Recover heat: The heat generated as part of the compression process can be used for a number of productive purposes. These include warming the rooms or producing hot water in washrooms. This could indirectly reduce the energy that would otherwise be consumed by geysers and radiators, especially in colder regions.
  • Ensure proper maintenance: By and large, proper maintenance helps reduce operational costs in more ways than one. In fact, preventive maintenance is less expensive than breakdown maintenance which could result in halting of operations and loss of business.

These insights can help keep a check on the energy, operations, and maintenance costs of compressing air at your facility. 

For further assistance on air compressors, feel free to contact us on +919819907445. We would be glad to assist you in finding the best match based on your requirements. As one of the leading ELGi air compressor dealers, VEMC provides end-to-end services to its clients. VEMC is ISO 9001:2015 certified and is a pioneer in the field of electromechanical engineering products, allied equipment, and services.

KVM – Highly Efficient Vertical Multistage Pump

Kirloskar’s Vertical Multistage Pump is a product specially designed for RO plants to purify and deliver safe and potable water. In fact,  the KVM pump is known to be the very heart of the RO plants due to its incredible design and function. It has extremely robust components that do not deteriorate easily and provide reliable, long-term operations. Being lightweight and highly efficient, these pumps help save plenty of space and integrate into your plant seamlessly. Depending upon their concerned application in the RO plant, these pumps come in a number of sizes. 

Here are some outstanding features of your KVM Pump:

  • KVM pumps are built using engineering polymer impellers and diffusers. This gives the pump excellent resistance to most acids, bases, chlorides and cleaning agents, therefore, diversifying the range of the media it can be used in. This also contributes to great hydraulic stability, reliability, and long-term performance.
  • KVM pumps have a keyed shaft that works in tandem with a machine element and conveys the torque to power transmission components. Positive locking of the impeller means better pump life.
  • The pumps have a fairly wide range of voltage tolerance. They can withstand fluctuations anywhere between 180-240 V and 300-440 V. There are very less chances of motor burning in case of a drastic change in the voltage. The pump by and large has a wide operating range with relatively flat characteristics. This accounts for a stable performance over a longer duration.
  • The motors come with an added advantage of being relatively light-weight. This enhances their portability and makes them easy to handle and integrate into your plant setup.
  • The pumps come with Cathodic Electro-Deposition (CED) coating which makes them resistant to corrosion and early deterioration. CED coating is 5 times as effective as conventional painting and, therefore, means a fairly long pump life.
  • Heat, leakage and wear and tear resistance is ensured by the cartridge type mechanical seal that has high quality graphite and hard alloy. It also contributes to easy maintenance without opening the pump body.
  • KVM Pumps are high on efficiency. They consume less power and can substantially boost your energy savings.

Apart from their extensive use in RO pApart from their extensive use in RO plants, the KVM Pumps also find application in a number of other operations. These are often used for fire-fighting, pressure boosting, industrial washing and air conditioning. Irrigation is an important area where the pump finds a fairly significant application. The pump is also used for lifting water to apartments in tall buildings and residential houses. 

For further information on industrial pumps, motors and other equipment, feel free to contact us on +919819907445. KBL is a pioneer in cutting edge pumping technology and we would be happy to assist you in finding the best match based on your requirements. VEMC is an authorized Kirloskar dealer and specialises in industrial water pumps. It is ISO 9001:2015 certified and a pioneer in the field of electromechanical engineering products, allied equipment, and services.

A Guide to Solar Panels

A solar power system consists mainly of solar panels, an inverter, a meter, the consumer unit and the cabling.

The solar panels also called an array, are made up of photovoltaic (PV) cells. The array is usually mounted on a roof so that it is receptive to sunlight.

The photovoltaic cells in it are normally made of very thin layers of silicon and look like black or blue tiles. When sunlight reaches the cells, an electric field gets formed. The brighter the light, the greater the amount of electricity generated.

This direct-current (DC) electricity is then transferred to the inverter, which turns it into alternating current (AC) which you can use for your industry or business.

Let’s take a look at the technology powering the solar panels in more detail.

Monocrystalline (Mono) cells 

Photovoltaic cells can be of different types. Monocrystalline cells (Mono) are made from very high-quality single silicon crystals.

They are highly efficient, perform better in low light conditions than other types of solar cells, and have a lengthy lifespan. 

Polycrystalline (Poly) cells 

On the other hand, polycrystalline (Poly) cells are made by fusing together several kinds of silicon crystals. These are easy to manufacture, are cost-effective, and produce less waste than Mono cells.

However, over recent years, rapid progress in cell manufacturing processes have started to bridge the gap between the manufacturing costs of Mono and Poly cells. In 2018, Mono solar modules comprised 50% of global photovoltaic cell production.

PERC technology

Traditionally, solar cells come with an emitter layer on the front and a dark coating on the back. However,  Passivated Emitter and Rear Cell (PERC) is an innovation that has a dielectric passivation film on the back surface of the cells.

In PERC, the front directly absorbs sunlight while the back soaks in the reflected light, resulting in a higher generation of energy and greater benefits than the traditional solar cells.

It also affords more flexibility with more options for placement of the panels without affecting efficiency. PERC is available in both Mono and Poly cells.

Mono PERC Panels

When Mono cells and PERC technology are combined, the outcome is Mono PERC panels — solar modules of more superior quality.

The initial expenditure gets made up for in energy cost savings. What’s more, a fewer number of panels are required to be installed for the same amount of energy you receive.

They can capture more sunlight even in low light conditions and perform more efficiently than most other types of solar panels in the market. The need for such highly efficient solar panels has led to an increase in demand for Mono PERC panels.

We can guide you in choosing the solar panels best for you and also install and help implement them. Reach out to us on +91 9819907445. With more than 72 years of industry experience, VEMC is one of India’s top solar companies that offer best-in-class services in solar power to our clients. VEMC is ISO 9001:2015 certified and is one of the leading solar EPC companies in India.

How To Get More Value Out Of Your Solar System

Businesses today are increasingly shifting to a commercial solar power system, thanks to its improving efficiency over the past few years, lower energy costs in the long run, and in many instances, incentives from the government to switch to a more sustainable alternative with a lower carbon footprint.

While these businesses may be making significant investments in solar panels, many often overlook making the same effort to maintain the efficiency of their solar energy systems.

In this blog, we discuss some of the ways in which you can improve the efficiency of your solar power system and get the most possible value out of it. 

Choose High-Efficiency Solar Module Technology

To begin with, choose the most efficient solar module technology. Solar panels are composed of photovoltaic cells that capture sunlight and turn solar energy into electricity for consumption.

However, solar panels cannot convert 100 per cent of the solar energy they receive into electricity. So, the efficiency of a solar panel refers to the percentage of energy that its photovoltaic cells can actually transform into electricity.

Though solar cell technology has made immense progress over the last few years, not all solar panels function at the same efficiency.

Choose a model with high concentrated photovoltaic cells, that has a good structure and is made with quality material — these are what determine the solar panel’s efficiency. Mono Perc solar panels maintain high industry standards and can be a good option.

Use The Right Inverter

Just as it’s important to choose the proper solar panel, so it is to choose the correct inverter. For your system, get an inverter with a watts rating that’s about the same as your solar system’s watts rating, or maybe a little more.

However, it should not be too much or it will affect the system’s efficiency. Use one of the reputed make to ensure that the system experiences minimal downtime.

Avoid Installing Solar Panels In Shaded Areas

It goes without saying that the solar panels must be under maximum sunlight to capture optimal energy. But shaded areas can affect electricity output even if one photovoltaic is shaded. Remember to analyse and plan the site so that tall trees or buildings do not shade your panels.

Get An Established Epc Company To Install Your Solar Plant

The installation process is a complex and crucial one. Do not compromise and enlist the services of a professional solar EPC company to do the job. If the solar panels are not installed correctly, they will not receive the optimal level of sunlight. 

Clean Your Solar Modules On A Regular Basis

Over time, dirt and dust accumulate on the solar panels. Although solar panels have no moving parts and may not require frequent maintenance, it’s important to clean them occasionally to ensure that they function at peak levels. Temperature and rain can affect them; so get an expert opinion on how often to clean yours.

Track Your Solar Panel Output 

Often, businesses are happy with the initial output of energy from their solar system and stop monitoring it over time. So, a drop in levels can go undetected. Make it a practice to track output and you will be a lot more likely to be able to spot a reduction in efficiency if it occurs.

For help to determine the right solar panel for you, contact us on +919819907445. As one of India’s best solar companies, with 72 years of industry experience, VEMC provides end-to-end solar services to its clients. VEMC is ISO 9001:2015 certified and is one of the leading solar EPC companies in India.