The Compressed Air Challenge is a voluntary collaboration of industrial users; manufacturers, distributors and their associations; consultants; state research and development agencies; energy efficiency organizations; and utilities. This group has one purpose in mind — helping you enjoy the benefits of improved performance of your compressed air system.

The mission of the CAC is to be the leading source of product-neutral compressed air system information and education, enabling end users to take a systems approach leading to improved efficiency and production and increased net profits.

The vision of the CAC is to maintain a financial viable organization capable of fulfilling its mission by effectively using fees from our sponsors and income from our products.

The CAC Board of Directors includes one representative from each of the sponsor organizations and an end-user representative.

2013 Board of Directors

  • Association of Ingersoll Rand Distributors, Greg Scott
  • BC Hydro, Bill Atamanchuk/Tony Ceh
  • Compressed Air & Gas Institute, Tim Fox
  • Compressor Distributors Association, Steve Briscoe
  • End-user Representative, Joe Ghislain
  • Iowa Energy Center, Bill Haman
  • Manitoba Hydro, Rob Armstrong
  • National Grid USA, Ram Kondapi
  • Northeast Utilities/NSTAR, Robert Dvorchik
  • Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, John Wallner
  • NYSERDA, Rich Rappa
  • Pacific Gas & Electric, Siva Sethuraman
  • Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), Jason Krupp
  • U.S. Department of Energy, Sandy Glatt

How to Host a CAC Training

If you are interested in hosting a training, please complete a training authorization form and submit it to CAC to get started. Please see the online hosting kit and steps to hosting a successful training event for a step-by-step guide.

Upcoming CAC Training

Advanced Management of Compressed Air Systems
March 11-12, 2015 - Lancaster, NY

Fundamentals of Compressed Air Systems
March 25, 2015 - Troy, MI

Advanced Management of Compressed Air Systems
March 26-27, 2015 - Troy, MI

Advanced Management of Compressed Air Systems
April 1-2, 2015 - Lancaster, NY

Fundamentals of Compressed Air Systems
April 7, 2015 - Tempe, AZ

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A compressor running at part-load is generally less efficient than when it is running at full-load.

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