Compressors – Ancillary Equipment

The Compressors: Ancillary Equipment course is an informative, intermediate-level overview to the ancillary equipment used to purify compressed air. In this course, learners are presented with the types of pollutants removed by the ancillary equipment during the purification stages, the lower-level purification equipment, the higher-level purification equipment, and the compressed air quality standards that drive ancillary equipment selection based on the end-use application of the compressed air. Learners who are compressed air system designers, compressed air system installers, and compressed air end users will find value in this course.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the types of pollutants found within compressed air.
  • Identify the lower-level purification equipment and the purpose of each.
  • Recognize the higher-level purification equipment and the purpose of each.
  • Differentiate between the compressed air quality classes.
  • Interpret the compressed air quality rating designations.
Course Length: 3 HRS

Table of Contents

Introduction to Ancillary Equipment

Higher-Level Purification Equipment

  • Air Filters
    • Particulate Filters
    • Coalescing Filters
    • Oil Vapor Removal Filters
  • Air Dryers
    • Refrigerated Dryers
    • Desiccant Dryers
  • Catalytic Converters
    • Heated Catalytic Converters
    • Non-Heated Catalytic Converters

Types of Pollutants

  • Solids
    • Solid Contaminant Sources
    • Effect on Pneumatic Equipment
    • Effect on Food Industry
  • Liquids and Aerosols
    • Liquid and Aerosol Contaminant Sources
    • Effect on Pneumatic Equipment
    • Effect on Pipelines and Pneumatic Devices
  • Gases and Vapors
    • Gas and Vapor Contaminant Sources
    • Effect on Breathable Air
    • Effect on Automotive Industry

Lower-Level Purification Equipment

  • Drain Valves
    • Electronic Auto Drain Valves
    • Level-Operated Auto Drain Valves
  • Aftercoolers
    • Water-Cooled Aftercoolers
    • Air-Cooled Aftercoolers
  • Water Separators
    • Gravity Separators
    • Inertia Separators
    • Coalescing Separators

Ancillary Equipment Selection

  • Compressed Air Quality Standards
    • Pollutant Specifications
    • Quality Classes and Ratings
    • Compressed Air Quality Classes for Solids
    • Compressed Air Quality Classes for Water
    • Compressed Air Quality Classes for Oil
  • General Ancillary Equipment Guidelines
  • Application Examples
    • General Workshop Air
    • Food and Beverage Direct Contact Air
    • Breathing Air

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