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An Introduction to Compressed Air Systems

COURSE NO: M02-047
An Introduction to Compressed Air Systems
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides an introduction to the 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 2 PDH online course is intended for mechanical engineers and other design and construction professionals seeking an introduction to compressed air systems.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

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

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, "An Introduction to Compressed Air Systems".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
An Introduction to Compressed Air Systems (2.4 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 2 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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