• Improving Compressed Air System Performance – A Sourcebook for Industry 2003 (Opens in a new window)
    • Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory
    • PDF 1 MB

    This resource focuses on the improvement potential of compressed air systems. It includes an introduction to industrial compressed air systems and opportunities to improve performance.

  • Compressed Air page, US Government Resources 2012
    • US Department of Energy

    This website provides content from the US Department of Energy with links to tip sheets and technical publications that can help companies improve performance and save energy.

  • Compressed Air page, Natural Resources Canada 2010 (Opens in a new window)

    Comprehensive information on energy/cost savings, purchasing tips, operation and maintenance and system audits for compressed air systems. The site also links to Canadian and US case studies on compressed air energy efficiency in a wide variety of industries and end-use applications.

  • Optimising compressed air systems 2012
    • Compressed Air and Gas Institute, USA

    The US Compressed Air and Gas Institute (CAGI) offers training programs and education material to help operators of compressed air and gas systems to enhance system energy efficiency and performance. Systems currently covered are Air Drying and Filtration, Blowers, Centrifugal Compressors, Pneumatic Tools, Rotary Positive Compressors and Reciprocating Compressors.

  • Compressed Air Challenge 2012
    • Compressed Air Challenge

    The Compressed Air Challenge (CAC) is a US voluntary collaboration of industrial users, manufacturers, distributors, consultants, research and development agencies, energy efficiency organisations and utilities. The CAC aims to be a leading source of product-neutral compressed air system information and education.

  • Compressed Air System 834 KB (Opens in a new window)

    This guide discusses energy auditing on compressed air systems. It includes information on compressor types, compressor performance, compressed air system components, efficient operation and compressor capacity assessment. A checklist for energy efficiency in compressed air systems is included along with methodologies to quantify potential energy saving measures.

  • Energy Performance Assessment of Compressors 2005 (Opens in a new window)

    This guide is an introduction to energy performance assessment of compressors. It provides information on the purpose of performance testing, performance terms and definitions, field testing, calculation procedures and assessment of specific power requirements. A number of worked examples are provided including the calculation of isothermal efficiency for a reciprocating air compressor.