Compressed Air Systems: Reciprocating Compressors

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Compressed Air Systems: Reciprocating Compressors


Compressed Air Systems: Reciprocating Compressors Workbook

The Compressed Air Systems: Reciprocating Compressors Workbook contains the independent study course lessons, exercises and final exam materials which must be successfully completed to earn the state assign course credit.

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Course Registration

Registration entitles students to course support. After passing the final exam the registered student will also receive an offical Continuing Education Course Certificate of Completion that will be accepted by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) for operator certification renewal for the licenses listed in the table of course details above.

Drinking Water Operator
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This course covers how to identify components and correct procedures, describe functions and purpose, and troubleshoot as it relates to identification and operating sequence of the basic parts of a reciprocating compressor; name, purpose, and airflow for each piece of equipment in a reciprocating compressor system; lubricated and non-lubricated compressors; drain traps; regulation of compressor capacity by inlet valve lifters and cylinder clearance pockets; compressor start-up procedure; operating observations; and compressor shutdown procedure.

At the completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify the operating sequence of the basic parts of a reciprocating compressor
  • Label the parts
  • Describe lubricated and non-lubricated compressors
  • State correct start up and shutdown procedures
  • Demonstrate this knowledge on a written, final exam including problems


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