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.
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
Plant Engineer’s & Managers
Maintenance Supervisor & Maintenance Personnel
Production and Lean Manufacturing people
NSTAR and NGRID Engineers
PEs and other desiring CEUs
Energy efficiency specialists, commissioning authorities and control system technicians
Architects, engineers and contractors
7:30-8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00-12:00pm 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
1:00-5:00 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
All materials will be available in class.
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