Fundamentals of Compressed Air Systems
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
42 slots available
Training Overview:

Through a one-day training, the Compressed Air Challenge helps participants to evaluate their own systems and apply proven techniques. Participants become more able to achieve higher productivity, reduced downtime, greater energy savings, increased product quality, and greater efficiency. Please join us for our upcoming Fundamentals of Compressed Air Systems Workshop.

Event Benefits:

Calculate and reduce system operating costs

Diagnose and address production and pressure control problems

Improve equipment specification and system

0.8 CEUs from UMass Continuing Education 

Who Should Attend:

Plant Engineer’s & Managers

Maintenance Supervisor & Maintenance Personnel

Production and Lean Manufacturing people


PEs and other desiring CEUs

Energy efficiency specialists, commissioning authorities and control system technicians

Architects, engineers and contractors



Registration and Continental Breakfast


Why care about air?
- Compressed Air Challenge questionnaire
- Pre-workshop assignment
Study your supply side
- What is supply side?
- Typical components of the supply system: compressors, controls, dryers, traps and
drains, and filters
Understand your demands
- What is the demand side?
- Typical components of demand
- Inappropriate uses of compressed air
- Common leak locations and how to fix them
Are you on base?
- Baselining basics and techniques




Stay under control
- Controls, part-load efficiency, and storage
- Using controls - pros and cons
Maintain system efficiency
- Simple, quick cost-cutting measures
- System demand profile
Get with the plan
- Seven-step action plan
- Personal action plan

Tools & References:

All materials will be available in class.

Paul K. Shaw, Scales Industrial Technologies Inc.
Workshop Cost:
Registration Details:

Payment by credit card online or by check at door.

Checks will be accepted at the door.
Make checks payable to: University of Massachusetts-Amherst

University of Massachusetts Department of Mach. & Ind. Engineering
160 Governors Dr. Amherst, MA 01003-9265
Attn. Alberto Morales

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