The Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET) now offers the Fundamentals of Compressed Air Systems training from the Compressed Air Challenge®(CAC). During this 1-day course, you will learn how to calculate and reduce the costs of compressed air in your facility and how to gain better control of compressed air for optimum reliability and productivity. You’ll use data from your facility and complete hands-on exercises with emphasis on bottom-line results. Furthermore, you will know how to focus on getting results when you return to your plant.

Who should attend?

  • Plant engineers
  • Maintenance supervisors
  • Other personnel responsible for compressed air systems in an industrial setting
 This course is offered in collaboration with the Compressed Air Challenge.


Why Care About Air?

Compressed Air Challenge questionnaire

Pre-workshop assignment


Study Your Supply Side

What is supply side?

Typical components of the supply system: compressors,

controls, dryers, traps and drains, and filters


Understand Your Demands

What is the demand side?

Typical components of demand

Inappropriate uses of compressed air

Common leak locations and how to fix them


Are You on Base?

Baselining basics and techniques


Stay Under Control

Controls, part-load efficiency, and storage

Using controls – pros and cons


Maintain System Efficiency

Simple, quick cost-cutting measures

System demand profile


Get With the Plan

Seven Step Action Plan

Personal action plan


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.


Recognized by the Independant Electricity System Operator (IESO) as a qualifying course in their incentive program for building system audits of compressed air systems.



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 $50 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 $615
Regular fee
(After February 26, 2019)
Continuing Education Units (CEU) 0.8
CSEP points 2


Radisson Hotel Winnipeg Downtown
288 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, R3C 0B8

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