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February, 2012 For Immediate Release

NEW E-learning Module on Centrifugal Compressors Added to Compressed Air and Gas Institute's SmartSite

SmartSite Provides 24/7 Support for Compressed Air Professionals

The Compressed Air and Gas Institute, which has provided manufacturer and product neutral support to compressed air professionals for more than 80 years, has introduced a new online e-learning module, Integrally Geared Centrifugal Compressors. The new module is the eighth module of the CAGI SmartSite. The Integrally Geared Centrifugal Compressors module provides education on the following:

  • History
  • Terminology
  • Uses and Applications
  • Principles of Operation
  • Comparison of Centrifugal Compressors and Other Types of Compressors
  • Specifying an Integrally Geared Centrifugal
  • Cost Benefits

A key function of SmartSite is the innovative E-learning courseware that provides training and background information for compressed air systems 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week. Participants can login and access the latest information regarding air compressors, blowers, pneumatic tools and air and gas drying and filtration equipment, advancing at their own pace from their work or home computer.

“Employees are most often a company's most important resource, and organizations that provide support and education for their employees' education quickly realize the benefits that come with this investment,” said John Addington, CAGI Staff . “Utilizing SmartSite and all of CAGI's resources is a cost-effective way to empower employees while taking advantage of our industry's leading source for technical information and data.” Adds Mr. Addington.

Training and education offered at SmartSite is suitable for professionals of all levels and experience. For example, Introduction to Compressed Air Systems is a eight-module online course that begins with the basics and progresses through types of compressors, capacity controls, distribution systems, controlling wastes, air treatment, air compressor installation and air system maintenance.

Professionals who enroll in SmartSite can:

  • Learn the fundamentals of compressed air systems
  • Discover ways to maximize a compressed air system's efficiency
  • Learn new maintenance tips
  • Attend class at work or at home, with 24-hour-a-day availability
  • Earn Continuing Education credits
  • Access courseware for a full year as a refresher or resource

For more information about SmartSite, visit www.cagi.org/education/online-training.aspx. In addition to the E-Learning courseware, SmartSite incorporates CAGI's additional resources, including technical papers, videos and CDs, as well as access to additional learning tools, such as CAGI's Compressed Air & Gas Handbook.