Compressed air is widely used in almost all industries. This form of energy is so versatile it can be used as a power source in a large number of industrial applications. However, compressed air must be used conservatively because it is expensive to produce and its total volume is limited by the space available for the system.
This course covers the different types of compressors and their specific applications, the function of compressor components, the adjustments required for the proper operation of compressors, and the causes of compressor breakdowns and corrective measures to prevent their recurrence.
Topics covered in this course include:
- types of positive-displacement compressors and their uses,
- compressor start-up,
- lubrication systems,
- causes of breakdowns,
- preventive maintenance, and
- suggestions for practical exercises.