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How to Get the Most Out of Your Compressed Air System

The US Department of Energy estimates that half of all compressed air is wasted. While compressed air is necessary for industrial manufacturing processes, it’s costly to produce. This presentation shares practical tips for addressing air quality, energy efficiency, and more to improve daily compressed air system operation.

Date: September 29, 2017
Time: 2 PM EDT (11 AM PDT)
Duration: 1 hour
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Compressed air is vital for plant production yet many users do not actively monitor and control it as a cost center. Additionally, compressed air is costly to produce. The US Department of Energy estimates that half of all compressed air is wasted. Given the high costs of compressed air production, the total cost of wasted air can be staggering.

This presentation covers areas to consider for getting the best performance out of a compressed air system including air quality, compressed air storage, compressed air assessments, master controls, variable frequency drive, ventilation, and more. Attendees will learn practical tips with concrete, actionable advice and leave with a list of areas to check in their systems for improving system efficiency.

Key Take-Aways

  • Learn best practices for air treatment system design
  • Discover low tech and high tech strategies for optimizing energy efficiency
  • Find out how ventilation and maintenance can impact performance
  • Understand the proper application for variable frequency drive (VFD) compressors


Michael Camber, Marketing Services Manager, Kaeser Compressors

Michael Camber is Kaeser's Marketing Services Manager. He is KFaCT Master Certified and has completed the U.S. Department of Energy's Compressed Air Challenge Level I and II training. An authority on compressed air, Camber has authored several articles published by the national press and has presented at national technical seminars on compressed air systems.

Neil Mehltretter, Engineering Manager, Kaeser Compressors

Neil Mehltretter oversees Kaeser's System Design and Engineering group, which has conducted thousands of industrial compressed air studies and helped users achieve significant energy savings and operational improvements. In addition to his Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering from The University of Florida, Mehltretter is AIRMaster+ certified, has completed the Compressed Air Challenge curriculum, and is a Master Certified System Specialist through Kaeser's Factory Training Program.

Werner Rauer, Product Manager, Compressors, Kaeser Compressors

Werner Rauer is Kaeser's Product Manager for rotary screw compressors. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and has been with Kaeser USA for 30 years. Before joining Kaeser USA, he completed an internship at Kaeser's international headquarters in Coburg, Germany.