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How to Reduce Compressed Air Waste

The U.S. 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 offers no-cost strategies for cutting waste including pressure control and leak detection. It also reviews ongoing strategies including audits and controls.

Date: September 7, 2016
Time: 2 PM EDT (11 AM PDT)
Duration: 1 hour
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Compressed air is vital for industrial manufacturing processes and is quite often referred to as the fourth utility. At the same time, it is a very heavy energy consumer. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that half of all compressed air is wasted due to leaks, artificial demand, and inappropriate uses.

This presentation covers low- and no-cost strategies that can provide immediate savings for a compressed air system as well as other strategies that provide ongoing savings opportunities. Attendees will learn the benefits of adding a leak detection strategy to their plant; pressure control tips; the key elements of a worthwhile compressed air audit; the differences between unit and system controls; and how to select a system master controller.

Key Take-Aways

  • Discover the impact of pressure on system efficiency
  • Understand the differences between the three methods of leak detection
  • Learn what to look for in a competent compressed air auditor
  • Discover the information you can learn from an audit chart
  • Understand the differences between unit and system controls


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.