COMPRESSED AIR SYSTEM MANAGEMENT COURSE – 2 DAYS
The Compressed Air System Management (CASM) training was introduced in to compliment the Cylinder Testing Course, but also for personnel with responsibilities for day-to-day filling of scuba and scba cylinders.
The course covers:
- Essential user level maintenance
- Safe operation procedures
- Compressors use in accordance with the pressure systems regulations and other relevant legislation
There are no student prerequisites to attend this course
- Prevents costly damage to the compressor unit through lack of operator care
- Prevents costly damage or destruction of the dive centers scuba tanks through the moistures damage resulting from the damp air supplied from an incorrectly cared for compressor
- Compressed Air System Management training provides proof of formal compressor and air bank training. When a new compressor stops working, manufacturers often blame the operator or the owner if the person responsible for compressor operation has no training. If the compressor operator has formal training, the blame for compressor failure shifts to the manufacturer or supplier of the unit.
Compressed Air System Management Syllabus:
Day One – Classroom
The classroom session is a full day covering the following topics: Legal requirements & regulations; Operator Instructions; Air facts and pumping rates; Single stage compression – disadvantages; Multi stage compression; Compressor Efficiency; Determining Compressor size requirements; 3 stage High Pressure compressor – essential system parts; Water separator & filtration system; Filter composition – chemicals used; Air Quality Measurements – EN12021; Air Quality test Methods; Lubrication methods and oil types; Explosion hazards; Compressor use – essential operator tasks; Compressor use – essential maintenance tasks; Air bank usage; V-belt adjustment; Pulley wheel alignment; 3 phase electricity supply fundamentals; 3-phase Star-Delta Starter fundamentals; 3-phase motor protection systems; Advanced EN12021 Breathing Air Filtration System Design & PMV Dependency; Water content of air at different temperatures; Predicting Molecular sieve lifetime; Predicting Activated Carbon lifetime; Hopcalite requirements for carbon monoxide filtering; Compressor and air storage systems horror stories; Compressor Servicing Manuals usage; Spare parts ordering; Manufacturers product reviews.
Day Two – Workshop
The Workshop session is a full day with hands on training using Bauer Varius/Junior, Capitano, Mariner, K14, Coltrisub MCH6, MCH16 and LW160 compressors.
Topics covered: Hazards & Safety; Oil level checks; Oil type checks by UV fluorescence; Input filter checks; Output filter checks; Fan belt checks; Hose checks; Filter tower checks; Log Book usage; Condensate drainage; Drain valve positions at startup; Gauges – expected indications; Strange sounds at startup; PMV set point checking; Safety valve set point checking; RPM checking – comparison with published specs; Pumping rate checking; Noise level measurements and legal implications; Thermal measurements and hazards; Petrol Engine startup/shutdown procedure; User Air checks – using inline Carbon Monoxide/Moisture monitors; Introduction to EN12021 Air testing equipment.