Compressed Air Efficiency

Accounting for over 40% of power expenses, compressed air is one of the most expensive uses of energy in a manufacturing facility. On top of the expense, almost HALF of all air produced is wasted- through leaks, inefficient use and artificial demand. Compressed air system efficiency improvements will decrease costs and energy usage while improving productivity and your bottom line. Determine the cost of compressed air for your facility. Improving your compressed air system efficiency requires compressed air knowledge, an understanding of your unique system and ultimately, of your goals. Our compressed air experts will work with you to align your needs with our capabilities; ensuring actual results.
  • Reduce Energy Waste
  • Cut Project Costs
  • Decrease Payback Periods
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A Different Approach To Peak System Performance

John Henry Foster Air System Assessments – A new standard in compressed air audits.

Your compressed air may be costing you more than you realize. John Henry Foster air experts will complete a total air system assessment and help you realize true savings for years to come.

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Why JHF?

When you choose the air experts at JHF, you’ll experience results immediately AND gain peace of mind with a partner who will help you sustain savings for years to come. Our auditors have an extensive resume of air assessments and project implementations-conducted in all environments-across the US and internationally.

  • Over 100 years of experience involving compressed air
    • Package design and laboratory testing
    • in-field performing system analysis
  • Conducted over 500 compressed air system audits
    • Chemical, petroleum, and corn refining
    • Food processing
    • Steel
    • PET
    • Cement
    • Pharmaceutical
    • Etc… industries
    • System sizes exceeding 80,000hp
  • Specialize in system analysis, design, and performance
    • Provide solutions to meet customer goals that include reducing energy and improving productivity
  • Ameren Registered Service Provider and Ally
    • Receive hassle-free energy efficiency incentives offered by Ameren


JHF Earns Top Distributor Award


Compressed Air Controls and Automation

  1. To shut off unneeded compressors and
  2. To delay bringing on additional compressors until needed.

John Henry Foster’s AIRx line of controllers is the next generation in compressed air controls to help you improve your compressed air system performance and efficiency either remotely or on-site.

Ameren Registered Service Provider

Energy efficiency has become a mainstay on performance measurement boards in almost every manufacturing facility. After all, saving energy means saving money, eliminating waste and sustaining resources. Since 2009, John Henry Foster has been a Registered Ally for Ameren’s ActOnEnergy™ program in Illinois and Missouri. Ameren offers incentives to customers who reduce energy waste- and in our case, energy waste in the form of compressed air. As a Registered Service Provider, we can help you identify compressed air efficiency project opportunities, implement system changes AND help you receive your Ameren incentives.

Over the last 8 years, John Henry Foster has helped our customers receive over $9.8 million in incentives and have achieved energy savings of over 190,000,000 kWh.

Manufacturing Incentives:

Cash incentives are available for a variety of manufacturing and industrial facility projects, including:

  • No-cost/low-cost energy efficiency improvements
  • Retro-Commissioning
  • Compressed air leak survey and repair
  • Variable frequency drive (VFD) installs
  • Custom projects

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Meet Your Partners in Air Efficiency

When you choose John Henry Foster for your compressed air efficiency projects, you gain peace of mind that comes with over 75 years of experience and a truly unique partnership. With complete dedication to compressed air efficiency, our goal is to help you achieve your goals- ultimately, saving you energy and money.

A successful air assessment and return on investment project is about more than just fixing issues- it’s about sustaining savings for years to come. That’s why, our compressed air audit team has developed a unique approach to reaching AND maintaining peak system performance. Your input is paramount for success, so we work closely with you during each step of the process to ensure maximum return on your investment.

Our audit team has an extensive resume of air assessments and project implementations that we’d love to share with you. When you’re looking for someone to help you save, our dedicated team is just a phone call away.

Please see below for a biographical summary of our staff.

  • Mark Ames

    • Mark Ames is a compressed air system auditor, D.O.E. AIRMaster+ Qualified Specialist, certified Level 1 Instructor for the Compressed Air Challenge’s Fundamentals of Compressed Air Systems and has 31 years of experience involving compressed air that include compressor design, laboratory testing, and field analysis. Mark was trained under the guidance of R. Scot Foss and has conducted over 500 audits in reciprocating, rotary screw, and centrifugal compressor systems with sizes up to 80,000hp in the following industries:
      • Chemical, petroleum, and corn refining
      • Coal and natural gas power plants
      • Plastics- thermoforming, injection molding, PET
      • Cement
      • Steel
      • Pharmaceutical
      • Aviation
      • Paper
      • Food processing
      • Various other manufacturers
    • He provides solutions to meet customer goals that include:
      • Reducing energy
      • Improving reliability
      • Reducing the risk of a production interruption
      • Improving compressed air quality (pressure dewpoint and pressure stability)
      • Increasing supply repeatability and resiliency
    • He has presented at the WEEC, IETC, Best Practices Expo, and also conducts semi-annual training workshops at John Henry Foster
      • I provide solutions to meet customer goals that include reducing energy and improving productivity
      • Mark is a partner in performance and sustainability and specializes in system analysis and design

  • Bryan Crane

    • 20 years of experience at John Henry Foster and Ingersoll Rand Company in the compressed air

      • 15 years at Ingersoll Rand
        • Service technician
        • System auditor
        • General line sales
        • Regional manager for the Centac group
      • 5 years at John Henry Foster
        • Product Manager for the Compressed Air and Tool Group
        • Return on Investment Business Manager
      • Areas of Expertise
        • System controls
        • System Design
        • Enhancements and ROI projects
        • Sustainability Programs

  • Matt Miller

    • 17 years of experience involving Electrical Automation and Compressed Air
      • 4 in Aviation Electronics in the United States Marine Corps
      • 10 in Industrial Automation and Compressed Air Repair
      • 3 in Automation Implantation and Troubleshooting at John Henry Foster Co.
      • Degree in Automation and Robotics
    • Specializing in:
      • Automated Air System Controls- Implementation and Tuning
      • Electrical and Mechanical Troubleshooting
      • Compressor Performance and Capability Testing
      • System Validation
      • Air Leak Assessments

  • Nathan Black

    • 12 years of experience at John Henry Foster and Ingersoll Rand Company in the compressed air

      • 9 years at Ingersoll Rand
        • Service Coordinator
        • Service Manager
      • 3 years at John Henry Foster
        • Aftermarket/Unit Service and Sales
        • Air System Auditor/Project Manager
      • Areas of expertise
        • System Audits
        • System Design
        • Sustainability Partner
        • Compressed Air Behavioralist

Wireless, Remote System Monitoring

Remote monitoring capabilities are essential in every compressed air system. With an increased demand for high-quality production comes the need for easily accessible, real-time data, to ensure optimal performance of your operations. Maintain efficient productivity and continuously track your compressed air system’s performance with UPTIME from John Henry Foster, St. Louis.

With cloud-based diagnostics and analytics, you gain greater reliability, improved air quality and lower overall costs of operation. Take the guesswork out of system performance and avoid production interruptions, real-time, with UPTIME wireless, remote monitoring.

Benefits of Remote Monitoring:

  • Improve Product Quality
  • Maximize Production Up-time
  • Increase System Efficiency
  • Real-time High Resolution Data
  • Access to Predictive Analytics/li>
  • Receive Proactive Notifications & Alerts/li>

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