Best Practices for Compressed Air Systems Second Edition

The Best Practices Manual was developed to provide you with the tools to reduce the operating costs associated with the use of compressed air and improve the reliability of the entire system.  This one-source manual addresses the improvement opportunities from the air entering the compressor inlet filter to the end uses including hoses, quick couplers air tools, cylinders or other devices.

The Best Practices Manual provides the “how to” information to implement recommendations which will achieve peak performance and reliability of the system at the lowest operating cost. The use of the recommendations will:

  • Reduce energy and repair costs
  • Improve system reliability
  • Increase productivity
  • Reduce unscheduled downtime

The 325 page manual begins with the considerations for analyzing existing systems or designing new ones, and continues through the compressor supply to the auxiliary equipment and distribution system to the end uses.  Learn how to use measurements to audit your own system, calculate the cost of compressed air and even how to interpret utility electric bills. Best practice recommendations for selection, installation, maintenance and operation of all the equipment and components within the compressed air system are in bold font and are easily selected from each section.

Best Practices for Compressed Air Systems, authored by Bill Scales, P.E. and David McCulloch is a publication of the Compressed Air Challenge and not affiliated with Best Practices magazine.