A common question posed to compressed air experts is “What component should I adjust to get my compressed air system running more efficiently”?
The common answer is, “You should adjust that thing located between your ears.”
Compressed air professionals commonly find poorly maintained and incorrectly adjusted equipment when they visit their customers’ compressor rooms. And when they look out into the plant, they often find excess waste through leakage and inappropriate use of compressed air. The reason for these problems; lack of awareness of the right things to do.
The solution: awareness training.
Various organizations throughout the world provide very effective training on compressed air systems. It is worthwhile to investigate these and take the time to participate.
Some organizations to check out include:
Compressed Air & Gas Institute (CAGI)
Compressed Air Challenge (training calendar)
- Compressed Air: It’s Not Free
- Fundamentals of Compressed Air Systems
- Advanced Management of Compressed Air Systems
- Compressed Air System Assessment & Project Development
British Compressed Air Society (training calendar)
- Compressed Air System Technology (CAST)
- Compressed Air Treatment Technology (CATT)
- Working Safely With Compressed Air (WSWCA)
- Diploma in Compressed Air Management (DipCAM)
- Other courses
Also remember to visit the websites of the different compressed air equipment manufacturers.
Almost all of these companies offer white papers, design guides, and training materials.