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Compressed Air Energy Efficiency

COURSE NO: M06-013
Compressed Air Energy Efficiency
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course explains how the selection, control and maintenance of compressed air plant can improve energy efficiency and reduce running costs.


In terms of electrical power usage and direct electrical power costs, the air compressor installation is probably the highest and most inefficient in terms of energy usage. Roughly 80 to 90 percent of the electricity used to operate compressed air systems is converted to low-temperature waste heat. This lost energy can quickly add up, each year costing individual manufacturers as much as double the purchase and installation cost (first-cost) of the entire system.


Most manufacturing facilities use compressed air for at least some functions; for many plants, energy for compressed air systems can account for up to 35% of the total electrical power billing of a facility.  Over 15% of total motor energy in the industrial sector goes to producing compressed air, yet compressed air systems are inherently inefficient, producing only one unit of useful work for every 5 units of energy input. It is obvious that the electrical costs of your particular installation need to be fully understood.


This 6 PDH online course is applicable to mechanical engineers, design professionals, service technicians, operational & maintenance personnel, energy auditors and facility engineers and all personnel who are interested in gaining a better understanding in compressed air energy efficiency.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Compressor Types and Controls: Familiarizing with the various types of compressors commonly used and how the control systems are matched to the needs of the users.
  • Compressed Air Systems Auxiliary Components: Understanding the key components of compressed air system and what each component does. Learning about the air storage, air drying, piping, filtration and air cleaning methods.
  • Selecting the Right Compressor Package: Ability to compare various options on the technical parameters and energy efficient features.
  • Compressed Air System Assessments: Understanding the energy audit methodology.
  • Energy Efficiency Measures: Learning about the common losses in compressed air systems and the ways to conserve energy.
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the document tilted, "Compressed Air Energy Efficiency".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Compressed Air Energy Efficiency (2.5 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of thirty (30) questions to earn 6 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

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