On-Demand Webinar: Compressed Air 

Advice from the Experts: Ways to Improve your Compressed Air System

This webcast begins with a presentation on principles of compressed air efficiency by Ron Marshall of Compressed Air Challenge. Ron discusses the effects of pressure on leaks, compressed air-powered equipment, and compressor power, as well as the importance of awareness training. This is followed by an analysis of the causes of high pressure such as piping loss, poor components with high differential, and higher than desired flows due to production and leaks, as well as options for remedying them. 

The webcast continues with a discussion on how to cut compressed air waste with leak detection, presented by Werner Rauer, Product Manager, Rotary Screw Compressors with Kaeser Compressors, Inc. Eliminating compressed air leaks can add 25-30% back into your compressed air supply yet many plants struggle with executing leak detection and repair programs. In his presentation Werner discusses how piping materials affect leaks, how to calculate the annual cost of a leak, methods of leak detection, and how to implement a leak repair strategy


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Werner Rauer
Product Manager
Rotary Screw Compressors
Kaeser Compressors, Inc.
Werner Rauer is Kaeser’s Product Manager for rotary screw compressors. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and has been with Kaeser USA for 29 years.  Werner is a frequent speaker and writer on compressed air system technology and system improvement. Werner currently chairs the Rotary Positive Engineering Committee for the Compressed Air & Gas Institute.

Ron Marshall, CET, CEM
Project Development and Marketing Committee
Compressed Air Challenge
Ron Marshall C.E.T, C.E.M, has been employed with Manitoba Hydro, the crown owned electricity and gas utility in Manitoba, Canada since 1977. He is a Certified Engineering Technologist , and has received certification as an Energy Manager, Demand Side Management and Measurement and Verification Professional through the Association of Energy Engineers.


Ron was the first Canadian participant to qualify as a DOEAIRMaster+ specialist. He has worked in the industrial compressed air field since 1995 as an Industrial Systems Officer for Manitoba Hydro’s Customer Engineering Services Department. Ron is Manitoba Hydro’s industrial compressed air systems expert and his efforts contribute to the utility’s Power Smart Performance Optimization program, a utility incentive program that supports industrial customer energy audits and electrical and gas efficiency projects.


Ron is a member of Compressed Air Challenge's Project Development Committee and Chair of CAC's Marketing working group.  He is a frequent contributor to various CAC related magazine articles.  Ron is an international expert trainer with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization serving on various missions to Malaysia. .