M-048 An Introduction To Compressed Air Systems

M-048 An Introduction To Compressed Air Systems

An Introduction To Compressed Air Systems

The An Introduction To Compressed Air Systems online PDH course is a part of the Mechanical Engineering category of courses. This course provides an introduction to design of low pressure compressed air systems with a maximum design operating pressure of 125 psig, including piping, compressors, aftercoolers and separators, air receivers, and air dryers.  Methods for sizing piping are included.   The intention is to provide criteria to achieve economical, durable, efficient, and dependable compressed air systems to support owner’s facilities.

This course provides introductory design guidance for compressed air systems including compressors, aftercoolers, moisture separators, receivers, intakes and piping. After completion of this course you will have an understanding of methods and techniques for design of compressed air systems.

This course is intended for mechanical engineers and other design and construction professionals wanting an introduction to compressed air systems.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, you will:

  • Learn about energy conservation strategies for compressed air systems;
  • Learn how to specify and apply aftercoolers and moisture separators;
  • Learn criteria for design of compressor foundations;
  • Learn design fundamentals for air intakes;
  • Learn about capacities and characteristics of reciprocating, helical screw, and rotary compressors;
  • Learn the effect of intake temperature on compressor deliver; and
  • Learn how and when to employ refrigerated air dryers.

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