Kaeser Compressors is pleased to offer whitepapers on technical products and their appropriate application.
Applying Variable Speed Compressors in Multiple Compressor Applications
Many factors should be considered when selecting new air compressors – especially for multiple compressor systems. This paper provides guidance on the design of variable speed compressors, how they can operate most efficiently with existing compressors, explain the tools necessary to consider when applying variable speed compressors to multiple compressor stations (or any compressors within a system), and provide examples of systems which required improvement as well as systems which were well optimized.
CAGI Data Sheets: An apples to apples performance comparison
This whitepaper discusses how CAGI data sheets can be used to compare compressor performance and efficiency. It also includes a line-by-line explanation for each item included on a CAGI fixed speed and variable speed data sheet.
Compressed Air Engineering: Basic principles, tips and suggestions
A complete guide to compressed air engineering.
Compressed Air System Leaks: The Cost, Common Culprits, Detection and Repair
Explains how to determine the annual cost per compressed air leak, sheds light on where most leaks occur, and describes both rudimentary methods and best practices for leak detection. The paper also explains how an ongoing leak detection and repair program can be one of the most cost-effective measures a company can take to benefit its bottom line.
Basics of Rotary Screw Compressor Lubricants
Authored by an industry expert of over 30 years, Kaeser’s Technical Director Wayne Perry, the paper describes the advantages and disadvantages of the seven basic types of fluids used today. The paper also discusses factors that reduce compressor effectiveness and cause premature wear or damage. As the lubricant is the key element in determining the service life of a rotary screw compressor, this paper is a must read for users across industries.
Comprehensive Compressed Air Audits: The 5-Step Process
The U.S. DOE estimates that air compressors use as much as 10% of all electricity generated in the United States Further, the DOE calculates that as much as 50% of this energy is wasted, with compressed air leaks alone accounting for 25-30% of compressed air use. This whitepaper outlines the 5-step process of a comprehensive compressed air audit to minimize leaks and improve system efficiency.