Compressed air systems: Stop the leaks, or replace with electric tools?

Compressed air systems get the job done – but leaks can waste a lot of costly energy. Sometimes replacing that compressed air hose with an electric tool offers savings and convenience. Sometimes it makes more sense to fix the leak. How do you know which option is best?
Join one of our top-rated faculty to learn how to improve reliability, quality, and productivity – while saving money and energy. You’ll learn convenient rules of thumb to compare the costs between compressed air system applications and electrically operated equipment. We’ll share useful calculations and help you understand when replacement adds convenience. We’ll also help you choose and use ultrasonic leak detectors – when compressed air turns out to be the best answer for your situation. You’ll come away with practical strategies you can apply immediately.

As a result of this webinar, you will be able to: 
1.  Analyze the convenience, cost, and energy factors that help you choose whether to replace compressed air with electric applications or just fix the leaks.
2.  Use an ultrasonic leak detector with confidence.
3.  Calculate the cost associated with compressed air leaks. 
4.  Calculate the cost of operating a compressed air system.

Who should view?
Plant managers, maintenance personnel, consultants, facility managers, energy managers, utility representatives, plant engineers and anyone with interest in optimizing compressed air systems.

If you need continuing education credits for this webinar, you will need to pass a quiz with a score of 80% or higher. You will be able to view the course on-demand, take the quiz, and complete the evaluation in Coassemble (Slipstream’s Learning Management System). Create an account (you only need to do this once) or go directly to the on-demand webinar. This link will not be functional until AFTER the live broadcast. The quiz will be available immediately after the live broadcast ends and the on-demand recording will be posted within a few days of the live broadcast ending.

All credits have different expiration dates, so it is to your advantage to take the quiz as soon as possible.

AFE This program supports a topic within the body of knowledge outlined by the Association for Facilities Engineering CPE/CPMM/CPS Certification Programs, and should count as 0.1 CEU (1.0 hour) toward re-certification. 

BOC This course offers up to 1 point for BOC certified operators.

BOMI This webinar is approved for 1 continuing professional development point toward renewal of the professional designations offered by BOMI International.

WI-PE This course is geared towards professional engineers in the State of Wisconsin and offers up to 1 professional development hour (PDH). The course participant must decide if this is a qualifying course as defined in the relevant Wisconsin Administrative Code

This course will not be pre-approved for GBCI credits; however, if you believe the content is applicable to your credential, you can self-report credits.

  • Introduction 
  • Compressed air cost – rules of thumb 
  • Cost associated with compressed air leaks 
  • When are the economic favorable to go with an electric tool for the job? 
  • Ultrasonic leak detectors 
  • Conclusion 
  • Questions/Answers 

Jerry Eaton photoJerry Eaton, Masters’ Academy, LLC
Jerry Eaton, PE, is the co-founder and vice president of curriculum development and training at Masters’ Academy, LLC. Masters’ Academy is a Wisconsin based, service disabled veteran-owned business (SDVOB) specializing in training, consulting and project management services in the areas of energy and facilities management. Prior to Masters’ Academy, Jerry was a senior energy consultant working directly with Focus on Energy (Wisconsin) and National Grid (Rhode Island & Massachusetts) helping industrial companies reduce their overall energy spend. Jerry has over 25 years of experience in energy, utilities, engineering and facilities management. He received the 2006 Wisconsin Governor's award for his work in energy management as energy and utilities director at Mercury Marine Corporation. In 2007, he founded and is the current president of the Wisconsin Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers (WAEE).

Free to view and to receive continuing education credits. 

Wednesday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m.- noon Central


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