Okur Y. E., Pinarbaşi A.

5. International Mediterranean Scientific Research Congress, Mersin, Turkey, 13 - 14 January 2024, pp.373-374

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Mersin
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.373-374
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In order to reduce energy consumption and maintain sustainable efficiency, compressed air energy, which is widely used in many branches of the industry, must be carefully monitored and products and systems must be selected accordingly. Studies on saving pneumatic energy, which constitutes a significant proportion of the total energy used in the industry and can be obtained relatively inefficiently, will make significant contributions to this goal.

In this thesis study, the variables affecting the air consumption of the pneumatic cylinder used as an actuator in industrial automation systems were studied. Air consumption results were measured experimentally by changing the air pressure, hose diameter and throttle openings, which are the basic variables of a pneumatic cylinder. All measurements were modeled in accordance with the experimental circuit and air consumption simulation results were obtained with the help of the FluidSim program. Again, using the same pneumatic cylinder and variables as reference, air consumption numerical calculations were made and all results were compared and error values were found. By interpreting all the results obtained in the study, the effect of basic variables on the air consumption results in any pneumatic cylinder was examined. In this way, an approach that will reduce air consumption and increase energy efficiency for all pneumatic systems working in the field of industrial automation is presented.

By comparing the error rates of experimental measurement and FluidSim Program air consumption results, it is aimed to make the circuits and equipment selections established in the program from an energy efficiency perspective. The error rates and correction coefficients found in the study paved the way for the improvement of the simulation program.