Industrial Compressed Air Systems

Learn about compressed air, system layout and sizing, compressed air quality, and optimization

This section of my website is all about industrial compressed air systems and compressed air in general. Basically, it covers everything except the air compressor itself (which has it’s own section). Other things covered here are compressed air quality, optimization (lower energy use and running costs) and system sizing and design. You might want to enroll in my free course “Compressed Air Basics” (you might also want to do that if you already know a thing or two 😉 )

Learn about compressed air

Compressed Air Basics

Learn about pressure, volume and capacity, pressure drop and free air delivery. More importantly, learn how they work together in your compressed air system.

Learn the basic rule of thumbs and standard practices, calculations, and more on my compressed air basics pages.

Compressed Air Quality​

Compressed air is dirty - it contains all the contaminations of ambient air, but in concentrated form. We need to upgrade the quality of the compressed air - we do that by removing water, oil and dust. How clean we need to make the air depends on the application. Learn all about it on my compressed air quality pages.

System Optimization

A single compressor can easily waste $10k per year in energy costs.Yes 'waste'. Not 'use'. Luckily, we can take some easy steps to reduce the waste.

It means you can run this same compressor and create the same amount of compressed air, while using less energy. On a medium size compressed air system, the yearly energy savings can add up to $10.000 to $30.000 per year!

Learn how on my compressed air system optimization pages.


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Winter is coming…

The cold weather bring a particular set of problems to compressed air systems – and these problems start even before temperatures reach negative values (I’m

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