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CAC Fundamentals of Compressed Air Systems

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Step up to the challenge! Learn proven new strategies to save money and improve system reliability. The Compressed Air Challenge® (CAC) offers unmatched quality in technical training and other resources to give you the skills and tools for successful compressed air management.

  • Workshop
When Oct 15, 2008
from 08:00 am to 04:30 pm
Where Louisville, KY
Contact Name
Contact Phone 502-852-0965
Attendees Facility Engineers, Operators and Maintenance Staff
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Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT

University of Louisville Shelby Campus

Founders Union Building

Room 218A


Registration is required by Sept. 24, 2008


Fundamentals of Compressed Air Systems is a one-day introductory course designed to teach facility engineers, operators and maintenance staff how to achieve 15 - 25% cost savings through more effective production and use of compressed air.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Calculate the energy cost of compressed air in their facility
  • Improve compressed air system efficiency and reliability
  • Identify inappropriate uses of compressed air
  • Establish a baseline by which they can measure improvements in compressed air performance and efficiency
  • Match system supply to actual production requirements for pressure and flow
  • Find and fix leaks
  • Establish a leak prevention program
  • Better control compressed air to improve productivity and profitability

Make your company more protable by getting smarter about compressed air. Through a series of workshops, the Compressed Air Challenge® helps you evaluate your own systems and apply proven techniques. Workshop participants will be able to achieve higher productivity, reduced downtime, greater energy savings, increased product quality, and greater efciency.


$129.00 per person, includes continental breakfast, lunch, CEU certificate and workshop materials.
(Payable by Visa, MasterCard or check. Please remit check to KPPC, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292)

To register for this event:

• Call KPPC at (502) 852-0965, or
• Send e-mail to with Subject: “Fundamentals of Compressed Air Systems”, or
Register online

Registration is required by Sept. 24, 2008.

This workshop is being offered through a partnership between the Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center, Atlas Machine & Supply, the U.S. Department of Energy and the Kentucky Department for Energy Development and Independence.


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Instructor: Bill Scales, P.E.

Mr. Bill Scales, P.E. is CEO of Scales Industrial Technologies, a company that employs 175 people to rebuild, service, engineer, sell and install air compressor systems. Bill has been involved in the air compressor industry since 1952 as a “hands-on” mechanic, engineer, author and consultant. He has been responsible for improving reliability and implementing cost reductions in operating and maintaining compressors in hundreds of plants throughout the world. Bill Scales co-authored the 350 page manual, Best Practices for Compressed Air Systems.



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To receive a full refund, less a $5 processing fee, please contact KPPC at (502) 852-0965 or at least 15 business days prior to the event. If you prefer to send someone else in your place, there is no additional fee. Please contact us with the alternate's name. Please allow 10 business days for the refund to be processed.

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