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246-Compressed Air Systems for Forest Products Facilities

By: Allen Wiley, P.E.

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Course Objective

This continuing education course is written specifically for professional engineers with the objective of relating to and enhancing the practice of engineering.

Course Description

246-Compressed Air Systems for Forest Products Facilities

Many manufacturing facilities use large quantities of compressed air. In designing such facilities, the Consulting Engineer will often be required assemble a bid package for the compressed air system. To do this, he must determine the Scope of Work, then size the equipment and write specifications. The purpose of this course is to provide instruction on completing these steps. The course is written for design of materials-handling facilities that do not require large amounts of instrument air, but rather use compressed air for power, cleaning and other unit operations. Specifically, it is written from perspective of the authors' experience in designing forest products manufacturing facilities.

On completing this course, the student should be able to:

  • Calculate the basic compressed air requirements of the process.
  • Calculate the design compressed air requirement for the plant.
  • Determine the equipment supply requirements.
  • Name some advantages of rotary screw compressors over reciprocating compressors.
  • Describe the functions of an aftercooler.
  • Name two types of dryers commonly used in forest products manufacture.
  • Describe three types of regeneration systems for desiccant dryers.
  • Name three purposes for compressed air receivers.
  • Estimate the required size of compressed air receiver.
  • Discuss the need for an oil/water separator with the client.
  • Calculate the expected oil concentration in the condensate leaving the aftercooler.
246-Compressed Air Systems for Forest Products Facilities
Charles Allred
01/28/2018
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Good course. Question #20 is somewhat nebulus. Carryover concentration in the compressed air is obtained from the compressor manufacturer.
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246-Compressed Air Systems for Forest Products Facilities
Jim Butler
12/07/2017
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Very good course on compressed air supply. Author has good examples of calculating required cfm at inlet conditions. Compressed air system components are also discussed
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Course Code: 100258-01
Course PDH Hours: 3
Engineering Course Approvals
  • This course is accepted for engineering continuing education credit in all states.
  • Ohio rules allow only 6-hours of unsupervised online courses such as this course per license renewal period

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