Too often, compressed air systems are not given the same level of consideration as other plant equipment when planning a new installation. If you are planning a new facility, you have the opportunity to design an optimal compressed air system installation. Those who are upgrading an existing compressed air system often face many physical restrictions requiring creative solutions. In either case, whether you are modifying a compressed air system or planning a new system, the information contained in this e-book will assist you in identifying the best configuration possible and getting the best possible performance from your compressed air system. Take advantage of the opportunity! You will be rewarded with a more energy efficient system that is easier to maintain and delivers the quality and quantity of air you need.
For the purposes of this e-book, it is assumed that you have identified the three critical parameters for any compressed air system: (1) pressure, (2) capacity, and (3) air quality. These must be determined in order to properly size and select compressors, dryers, filters, piping, etc. If not, this e-book contains some basic example applications and guidelines as to what level of air treatment is needed for each. We strongly recommend that you consult a compressed air specialist to accurately measure these parameters.