This intensive two-day training course provides in-depth technical information on troubleshooting and making improvements to industrial compressed air systems. This course is designed to help end users as well as industry solution providers learn how to:

  • Collect and use data and tools to assess the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of a compressed air system
  • Develop and use a system profile
  • Implement a system maintenance program
  • Address air quality, highest pressure requirements and high-volume intermittent applications
  • Understand complex control system strategies
  • Align the supply side to demand side operation
  • Explain the value of heat recovery, and
  • Successfully sell compressed air improvement projects to management
This course is offered in collaboration with the Compressed Air Challenge.




Day 1-Viewing the System from the Demand Side

  • Introduction
  • Taking Measurements
  • What is Happening Here?
  • Developing a System Profile
  • What is Happening Here? (Part II)
  • Air Quality Requirements
  • High Pressure Applications
  • High Volume, Intermittent Applications
  • Taking Stock of What You Have
  • Compressed Air System Maintenance
  • Day 1-Summary

Day 2-Viewing the System from the Supply Side

  • Introduction
  • Understanding Controls
  • Aligning Supply with Demand
  • Heat Recovery
  • Putting It All Together
  • Selling the Project to Management
  • Day 2-Summary


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Ron Marshall
C.E.T, C.E.M.

Ron Marshall has been employed with Manitoba Hydro, the crown owned electricity and gas utility in Manitoba, Canada since 1977. He is a Certified Engineering Technologist , and has received certification as an Energy Manager, Demand Side Management and Measurement and Verification Professional through the Association of Energy Engineers.


Ron was the first Canadian participant to qualify as a DOE AIRMaster+ specialist. He has worked in the industrial compressed air field since 1995 as an Industrial Systems Officer for Manitoba Hydro’s Customer Engineering Services Department. Ron is Manitoba Hydro’s industrial compressed air systems expert and his efforts contribute to the utility’s Power Smart Performance Optimization program, a utility incentive program that supports industrial customer energy audits and electrical and gas efficiency projects.


Ron is a member of Compressed Air Challenge’s Project Development Committee and Chair of CAC’s Marketing working group.  He is a frequent contributor to various CAC related magazine articles.

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Joe Ghislain

Joe Ghislain is Senior Manager and the North American Regional Manager, Global Body Exterior and Interior and a 6-Sigma Black Belt in Ford Motor Company’s Lean Supplier Optimization Group. He has had over 30 years in the Automotive Industry and over 35 years of experience with Energy, Powerhouse Operations, Compressed Air Systems, and Operational Efficiency Improvements. Some of the positions he has held include: Licensed Stationary Engineer, Power House Chief Engineer, Corporate Energy Engineer, Manufacturing Planning Manager & most notably, Manager of Energy Efficiency Programs where he was responsible for developing and implementing energy management programs to reduce energy cost and usage through increased operational efficiency and improved energy practices.(including compressed air system improvements) within all of Ford’s plants and divisions globally. Joe has been part of the Compressed Air Challenge since its inceptions, serving as the Chairperson for the Project Development Committee, Technical Advisory Committee, and as the End User Representative on Board of Directors. He is an instructor for both CAC Fundamentals and Advanced Compressed Air System Training and contributed to the development of both courses, Joe received his B.S.E.E.T. from DeVry Institute of Technology and his M.A. in Business Management and Energy from DePaul University. His credentials include: Certified Practitioner Energy Management Systems – Industrial, SEP Performance Verifier – Industrial, Certified Energy Manager, Certified Sustainable Development Professional and Registered Environmental Manager. He was also selected by DOE to be a SEP instructor. Joe has authored/co-authored many technical papers on Energy and compressed air that have been published by a number of sources including, AEE, ACEEE, ECEE, SAE, SME, Compressed Air Best Practices and Plant Services. Joe has always been passionate about energy and serves or has served on several energy committees including US Council for Energy Efficient Manufacturing (formerly, DOE/EPA Superior Energy Performance), ISO 50001 US Technical Advisory Group(TAG), ANSI-GTEEMC Consensus Board, IEnMP Advisory Board, CPEnMS Scheme Committee and ASME Industrial Energy Systems Assessment Committee.

The course includes...

  • On the first training day, you receive your copy of the workbook. This document is included in the course fee.
  • Please note that all breakfasts and lunches, as well as the morning and afternoon coffee breaks are also included in the course fee.


If you are unable to attend the course, you may substitute another person in your stead without penalty. All cancellations or postponements must be communicated to CIET by email at info@cietcanada.com.


  • Registrations cancelled more than 4 weeks prior to the course starting date: no penalty.
  • Registrations cancelled between 2 and 4 weeks prior to the course starting date are subject to a $100 administration fee.
  • Registrations cancelled 2 weeks or less prior to the course starting date are subject to 50% of the registration fee

$ Fees

Early bird fee $930
Regular fee
(After October 9, 2019)
Continuing Education Units (CEU) 1.8
CSEP points 3


The Bond Hotel – Downtown Toronto
65 Dundas Street East
Toronto, M5B 2G8
Phone: 416-362-6061

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