How a small company is making a big
difference in the profits of large companies
The small knowledge-based
companies in Pakistan are leading in agility and innovation.
They tend to see opportunities, in the services sector that are
missed by large companies. AirAudit (Pvt.) Ltd. is one such
enterprise, with presence in Karachi, Lahore, Faisalabad and
This relatively new Pakistani company has discerned that
huge losses are being incurred by large scale manufacturing
companies in their compressed air systems. AirAudit brings to
attention such waste of energy and operational losses to its
customers. Over the last 4 years, this company has been able to
highlight the huge potential of energy conservation, in the
compressed systems of its customers.
The rising energy costs are the prime challenge of the
Pakistani industry. Most of the industrial sectors in Pakistan
are energy intensive and are vulnerable to high rates of energy,
losses across various production processes, resulting in higher
energy bills, loss of competitiveness, which has severely
affected the export performance of Pakistan’s manufacturing
The biggest opportunity for the Large Scale Industrial
Manufacturing industry is to create shared values: People,
Planet, Profits. They are better able to meet their CSR,
Compliance and Sustainability Goals through energy efficiency.
Energy costs dominate
compressed air systems costs over 10 Years
AirAudit can help do a TCO (Total Cost of Ownership)
analysis which uncovers
the entire of the lifetime costs associated with
owing an asset.
In this context, the AirAudit helped major industrial group
in Carbon Credits, CSR and reducing cost of Compressed Air
production, by advising on compressed air transmission according
to ISO8573-1 standards and thereby, minimizing leaks and
inappropriate uses of this costly utility.
For example, a textile unit in Karachi reported a savings of
216 MegaWatt electricity and reduced 155 tons of Carbon
Similarly, AirAudit helped a Tobacco company it save 275 MW
of energy costs and helped them to reduce 200 Tons of Carbon
emissions. An International carbonated drinks brand achieved
great savings by reducing 231 Tons of Carbon Emission and saved
320 MW of electricity.A packaged food company reduced electric
consumption of 325MW annually and reduced carbon emission of 140
Tons and there are many examples in Pakistan which gained
competitiveness in Export Market and CSR through compressed Air
The energy cost can often be the most important expense to
evaluate in this context. Going Green to save 1 KW for every 100
cfm of air utilized can add up as big savings. The equipment
purchase price and service cost represent only a small portion
of the overall cost of owning and operating a compressed air
system. Over a 10 year period, the energy required to operate
the compressor is more than 75% of the annual cost of compressed
air. A compressed air audit is a must in these circumstances.
The energy conservation programs and initiatives are of great
value in the face of this never-ending energy crisis, which is
challenging economies for a long time. The reduced compressed
air utilization has a direct effect on energy utilization and
subsequently on the cost of the units produced and also long
term profitability. On the exports front, compliance is getting
stringent day by day. Carbon emissions and energy conservation
programs will soon become mandatory.
Benefits of AirAudit
- Identify leaks and weaknesses in the compressed air
system of any manufacturing company.
- Gives the plan to repair leaks and remove
- Connects customers to a leaks specialist company.
- Advises on Heat Recovery from Compressors.
- Carries out a post-repair audit.
- Keeps energy costs in check by periodical audits of the
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