Enter the compressor power usage (watts) and the time of usage (min) into the calculator to determine the Compressor Energy. 

Compressor Energy Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Compressor Energy. 

Ec = CP * T * 60


  • Where Ec is the Compressor Energy (Joules)
  • CP is the compressor power usage (watts) 
  • T is the time of usage (min) 

How to Calculate Compressor Energy?

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed in order to calculate the Compressor Energy.

Example Problem #1:

  1. First, determine the compressor power usage (watts). In this example, the compressor power usage (watts) is measured to be 58.
  2. Next, determine the time of usage (min). For this problem, the time of usage (min) is calculated to be 49.
  3. Finally, calculate the Compressor Energy using the formula above: 

Ec = CP * T * 60 = (Joules)

Inserting the values from above and solving the equation with the imputed values gives: 

Ec = 58 * 49 * 60 = 170,520 J

Example Problem #2: 

Using the same process as example problem 1, we first define the needed variables outlined by the formula. In this case, the values are provide as: 

compressor power usage (watts) = 4

time of usage (min) = 56

Entering these values into the formula or calculator above gives us: 

Ec = 4 * 56 * 60 = 13,440 (Joules)