Compressed Air Challenge Newsletter Spring 2012

 The mission of the Compressed Air Challenge (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.  We hope this newsletter serves these goals and provides value to you, our most important customer.  Please feel free to provide any feedback about this issue to:

Our seminars get results...
...............................Here's proof!
 International Wire followed the "Systems Approach" a philosophy outlined in our Compressed Air Challenge Seminars and gained big savings off their energy bill.  The system improvements they implemented were as a direct result of knowledge and awareness gained from the seminars, assistance from CAC L2 instructor Tom Taranto, and generous sponsorship assistance from National Grid, NYSERDA and DOE.  For more information about this story click hereSign up for our May webinar and get a head start on your savings today!
Learn Best Practices in our book!
 Our best seller the Best Practices for Compressed Air Systems book is THE best source for information on compressed air systems and compressed air systems optimization.  It comes as part of any CAC Fundamentals seminar.  Or you can order it separately. Click here to get more information and order.
The Dirty Thirty
 In recent years, manufacturing plants have recognized the importance of improving compressed air system efficiencies. Two key points for plant engineers and energy conservation champions to focus on are to eliminate leaks and to reduce air compressor operating pressure to the lowest set-point possible.
Leaks and pressure drops can occur anywhere, both on the supply side and demand side. These two wasteful energy consumers are typically most prevalent within the final 30 ft between the main distribution headers and the operating equipment, commonly referred to as the “Dirty 30.”  Read the rest of this article here.
Are You LinkedIn?
The Compressed Air Challenge has sponsored a LinkedIn discussion group where compressed air manufacturers, sales staff, auditors, customers and and any interested persons can follow interesting and sometimes lively discussion topics about general compressed air related items.  Do you have questions or concerns about your compressed air system or just want to state your opinion?  Try joining our LinkedIn group for some answers.  Click here to join.
May - WE Training
Our next session of  Fundamentals of Compressed Air Systems WE (web-edition) is starting May 2, 2012.  This popular course is delivered over the internet and is highly rated by our participants.  Additional benefit: A copy of our Best Practices Manual is included in the registration.

We've scheduled more WE seminars for 2012, check out our September and November starts.   Visit our Training Calendar for more information.
Should you wish to be notified about future trainings please visit this link and sign-up to be notified 

Did You Know?

Any organization can host a Fundamentals or Advanced CAC seminar.  Private companies may host these sessions as private functions, in your meeting room, off site or even by webinar.  Or you can have an open session and bring in outside organizations  and personnel to assist with the costs. Details of how to host are here.
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Our Sourcebook for Industry is full of information on how to optimize your compressed air system... and its free.  Click here for your copy. 
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