Compressed Air System Efficiency

  • Thursday, September 20, 2018
  • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • SDGE Energy Innovation Center, 4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92117


Plant and production managers, engineers, and maintenance professionals will learn about the types of compressed air systems, components, typical applications and operations, maintenance procedures, multiple compressor system strategies, and energy-saving opportunities and practices. The class will provide an overview of integrated demand side management strategies and Title 24 standards. As part of an exercise, participants will identify and describe how to improve overall system efficiency and possibly avoid the need to purchase new equipment


Identify components of a basic compressed air system and describe the function of each.

Interpret key measurements of system efficiency, such as pressure, watts, and cubic feet per minute (cfm).

Through in-class activities, demonstrate how speed, storage, and multiple compressor configurations can be used to achieve desired level of flow control and trim control.

Define the concept of IDSM and describe demand-side management strategies that can be used for compressed air systems.


David Wylie earned his B.S. from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo and subsequently achieved a Registered Professional Engineer License in California. Energy efficiency was getting more attention and an interest in cost analysis led David to completing an MBA at National University which provided him with even more tools to analyze energy efficiency investment from both a mechanical and financial perspective.

Additional Details

Check-in time: 8 am with continental breakfast and lunch provided.

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This is a project of the San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative, which is partially funded by California utility customers and administered by San Diego Gas & Electric® (SDG&E) under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission. The Center for Sustainable Energy® is a member of the collaborative. Trademarks are property of their respective owners.