White papers to help you optimize your air system

KAESER COMPRESSORS is pleased to offer white papers on a variety of technical topics. Below are our current white papers available for download. Use the links below for a brief summary of the white paper and to get a download link.

Tier 4 Final Engines: Considerations for Fuel, DEF, Exhaust After-Treatment, and Regeneration

This white paper provides some basic facts and information on Tier 4 final engines in regards to diesel engine equipment such as portable air compressors.

Applying root cause analysis to compressed air

Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is a systematic approach to problem solving, commonly applied when there is a significant failure or issue with far-reaching impact. This paper will discuss how to apply Root Cause Analysis to compressed air systems.

Protecting your Portable Compressor Year-Round


In this white paper we discuss maintenance points for air compressors that can contribute to more uptime and longer life. While your primary guide to service for your particular equipment is the product service manual, we’ll address how service needs may be affected by changes in seasonal climate.

Basics of Rotary Screw Compressor Lubricants

Covers the advantages and disadvantages of the several types of fluids used today.

Turning Air Compressors into an Energy Source

More than just providing plant air, they're also a useful source of heat, energy savings, and sustainable operations.

Compressed Air System Leaks: The Cost, Common Culprits, Detection, and Repair

Describes best practices for a cost effective leak identification and repair program.

Hazardous Area Classification Considerations

Partly due to an expanded use of the hazardous area classification system, specifiers are increasingly citing requirements for equipment suitable for use in classified areas. When properly used, the hazardous area classification system makes for a safer work environment. Too often, however, hazard classes are specified without concern for the significantly higher design and procurement costs they bring. In many cases, an open mind and a little ingenuity can avoid excessive costs for compressors and other equipment, without compromising safety.

The Proper Application of Pressure/Flow Controllers

Whether you call them intermediate controls, flow controls, pressure/flow controls, demand expanders, or any other name, the proper application of them has always been a bit confusing to users. This white paper applies to most all pressure/flow controls and will explain their proper application and benefits.

Controls for Industrial Compressed Air Systems

Advanced control capabilities minimize equipment run times, maintain stable air pressures, and deliver rapid payback in operational and energy savings.

Comprehensive Compressed Air Assessments: The 5-Step Process


Outlines the 5-step process of a comprehensive compressed air audit to minimize leaks and improve system efficiency.

Applying Variable Speed Compressors in Multiple Compressor Applications

Addresses the proper application of variable frequency/speed drive compressors and avoiding control gap.

CAGI Data Sheets: Blower Performance Comparison

Explains how to use CAGI data sheets to compare blower performance and efficiency.

CAGI Data Sheets: An apples to apples comparison

Explains how to use CAGI data sheets to compare compressor performance and efficiency.

Proper Application of Rotary Lobe Rotary Screw Blower Technology

This white paper compares rotary lobe and screw blowers, internal and external compression, and how to properly apply these technologies for designing an energy efficient system.

Piston vs Rotary Screw: A short technical comparison

A short technical comparison between the two types of air compressors with the pros and cons of using each.

Piston vs Rotary Screw: A short technical comparison for the collision market

A short technical comparison of rotary screw and piston compressors for body shops.