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Introduction to energy saving in compressed air systems

Training course

This module is designed to assist those who work with compressed air systems to fully understand the costs, and potential waste of energy, associated with compressed air use. Methods and practices to reduce leaks and inappropriate use of compressed air are discussed, as well as the need to set and maintain optimum settings.

Correct sizing of components in relation to load, speed and pressure is covered with the use of Festo ProPneu software.

Target group

Maintenance technicians

Previous knowledge

General engineering background, experience in a maintenance environment.


  • Air leaks - costs, sources and finding
  • Practices to reduce the risk of air leaks
  • Effects of leaks on machine performance
  • Component sizing
  • System design to minimise air leaks

Training outcomes

  • Know the costs of compressed air use
  • Understand the need to maintain optimum pressure settings on compressed air systems
  • Be able to use various methods to find leaks in systems
  • Be able to select components of the correct size, for applications

Booking & Enquiries

To book this Training Course please use our Online booking form or get in touch using one of the contact methods below.

Thorite Training Academy, Thorite House, Laisterdyke, Bradford, BD4 8BZ

Tel: 01274 663471
Fax: 01274 657024

If you would like to discuss this course or any of our Training Courses, please contact us on 01274 663471 or email

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