COMPRESSED AIR SYSTEMS
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.