Payback Goal Achieved
The customer specified that the new valves must achieve a one-year payback, based on reliability increases, cost reductions from less-frequent valve reconditioning and horsepower savings.
The Manley valve performance and cost savings far exceeded the customer’s requirements. The payback goal was reached in only two months, based solely on horsepower savings.
The compressor, which is used roughly three months out of each year, is now in its third year with the original set of Manley valves.
The Cook solution also has helped the facility meet productivity demands. The Manley-equipped compressor is able to run fully loaded and is selected to run before any of the other machines at the facility because of its gains in efficiency and productivity.