By Ron Marshall
If you want to learn a lot about compressed air, you need to be prepared to read. There are very few comprehensive training courses covering the full subject of compressed air from inlet air, through the compressors, filters, piping and to the end uses. One “must have” document is the Compressed Air & Gas Handbook published by CAGI. This 750-page reference manual, first published in 1947, and constantly updated through the years, has recently undergone a facelift and is now available for free .pdf download.
Originally priced at $70 and a best seller in the industry, this book is sure to increase your compressed air system knowledge level, and at the very least will enable you to impress your workmates with thousands of compressed air trivia items gleaned from this thoroughly written tome. The download link is located at: https://cagi.org/education/handbook.aspx
And once you are done studying, be sure to take in the required reading list for the Compressed Air System Specialist Certification, and if you want to prove your vast knowledge be sure to write the exam and gain a few extra letters after your name.
Certification Link: https://www.cagi.org/personnel-certification/resources.aspx