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An Introduction to Industrial Compressed Air Systems

COURSE NO: M03-042
An Introduction to Industrial Compressed Air Systems
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides an overview of industrial compressed air systems. It describes the basic components of an industrial compressed air system and characterizes its applications in different industries.


Compressed air is used widely throughout industry and is often considered the "fourth utility" at many facilities. Almost every industrial plant, from a small machine shop to an immense pulp and paper mill, has some type of compressed air system. In many cases, the compressed air system is so vital that the facility cannot operate without it.


This 3 PDH online course is applicable to engineers, designers, contractors, compressed air manufacturers and others seeking an understanding of the basics of industrial compressed air systems.
Learning Objectives

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

  • Learning about the different types of compressors
  • Learning about compressor prime movers
  • Learning about compressed air controls
  • Familiarizing with the various types of accessories used in compressed air systems
  • Understanding the uses of compressed air systems
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review Section 1, "Introduction to Industrial Compressed Air Systems" of the Department of Energy (DOE) Publication "Improving Compressed Air System Performance" Sourcebook Third Edition.
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Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty-five (25) questions to earn 3 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this DOE publication.
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

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