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Compressed Air, Blower and Vacuum Systems: Alternate Design Strategies

Register for this webinar to learn about opportunities to improve uptime and safety, increase productivity and make room for new production equipment by packaging compressed air, blower, and vacuum systems and getting them out of the plant.

Date: October 28, 2020
Time: 2 PM EDT (11 AM PDT / 7:00 PM CET)
Duration: 1 hour
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Central compressor and vacuum systems are typically placed in the plant, often in their own room or a space shared with boilers or other ancillary equipment. It is common to find these machines plagued by poor ventilation, high heat, high dust, etc.

For plants expanding production, time and space are critical. They may not have existing floor space to accommodate both new production and new compressed air equipment. Design, permitting and construction/renovation of compressor rooms cost real money both in capital outlay and lost productivity.

Join this webinar to learn how, using a different approach, whole compressor rooms can be designed, sourced, built to spec and commissioned much faster (and at a lower cost) than renovations or building additions. Attendees will learn how flexible alternative designs are increasingly being adopted by innovative companies looking for new solutions to long standing problems.

Key Takeaways

  • Learn to increase equipment life and lower maintenance costs by creating better environments for compressed air and vacuum equipment
  • Avoid design, permitting and construction and renovation of compressor rooms
  • Discover how to make room for other equipment by moving the utility source outside the plant
  • Provide easier access for compressor maintenance and repair
  • Increase safety and comfort in the plant by removing a source of noise and heat


Neil Mehltretter, Engineering Manager, Kaeser Compressors, Inc.

As Engineering Manager, Neil Mehltretter is a key player in Kaeser's Technical Department with responsibilities including product management, system design and more. An authority on compressed air assessments, Neil has conducted and supervised thousands of industrial compressed air studies, helping users achieve significant energy savings and operational improvements. He has authored several nationally published articles on compressed air system optimization and is a frequent presenter on energy efficient system design. In addition to his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from The University of Florida, Neil is AIRMaster+ certified, has completed the DOE Compressed Air Challenge I and II, is a Certified Energy Manager (CEMĀ®), is a CAGI Certified Compressed Air System Specialist, and is a Master Certified System Specialist through Kaeser's Factory Training Program.

Bill Kemph, Engineered Solutions Project Manager, Kaeser Compressors, Inc.

As Project Manager for Custom Engineered Solutions, Bill Kemph is a key player in Kaeser's Technical Department with responsibilities including innovative system designs, project management, construction supervision, quality control and more. Bill has over 20 years of experience with building, testing, designing, and installing compressed air systems. An authority on compressed air packaging, Bill has designed or supervised the design of countless industrial compressed air package builds, helping users achieve optimal compressed air system utilization and operational improvements. Bill is also highly involved in the implementation of Kaeser's Sigma Air Utilities, which typically include extensive site work (electrical, mechanical, piping, and monitoring). Bill attended Spartanburg Methodist College, is MSHA and OSHA certified, and is a Master Certified System Specialist through Kaeser's Factory Training Program.