Users of pneumatic valve positioners can now assess the energy efficiency of their valve installations with ABB’s new compressed air calculator app for the Apple iPhone and iPad.

Based on the amount of compressed air consumed by conventional positioners, the app shows how using the latest smart positioner technology can help operators to dramatically reduce their energy costs
Easy-to-follow instructions show the user exactly what parameters are needed to calculate any potential savings. The user is prompted to enter the number of pneumatic positioners on site, air cost per standard cubic foot and the percentage of time spent at a steady state to calculate the user’s current compressed air energy costs. These costs are then compared to the potential savings that could be achieved using ABB’s TZID-C and EDP300 intelligent positioners, where compressed air is only consumed when required.
“At present there is no other app on the market that can show positioner users the significant energy savings that can be made by using smarter technology,” says Jo Kirkbride, ABB’s Product Manager UK & Ireland, Actuator & Positioning Products. “Conventional valve positioners can typically consume compressed air even when not in operation, many sites could be racking up thousands of pounds in wasted energy.”
To download the ABB app, please visit the Apple App store and search for “ABB Compressed Air Calculator”.