The Utilitiesman is involved in the installation of compressed air systems. The senior UT must be capable of identifying and directing the proper construction techniques for installation of fittings and components. You will also be involved in the maintenance of systems installed previously. In this chapter compressed air systems and air quality requirements are also discussed.
Compressed air is a form of power that has many important uses in industrial activities. An air compressor plant (fig. 11-1) is required to supply air of adequate volume, quality, and pressure at the various points of application. Compressed air is stated as pounds per square inch gauge (psig). These plants or systems are classified as
Figure 11-1. - Components of a compressed air plant.Continue Reading