Infrastructure Thought Leaders Series: Identifying and Implementing Compressed Air Energy Efficiency Opportunities

Start time 12.00pm AEST. Learn how to improve the energy efficiency of a compressed air system across processing plants and engineering operations including a case study from Australia’s largest manufacturer of geosynthetic products.
Infrastructure Thought Leaders Series: Identifying and Implementing Compressed Air Energy Efficiency Opportunities

Compressed air is an essential utility. Often considered the fourth utility, it is an integral part of many manufacturing, processing and engineering operations. It is also one of the largest energy consumers.

With environmental sustainability now at the forefront for many businesses, operating an energy optimised plant has never been so important.

The energy costs of a typical compressed air system can account for almost three quarters of its lifetime costs. In addition, depending on utilisation, electrical power can account for up to 90 percent of the total costs of compressed air production. However, it is estimated that many compressed air systems are hiding an energy savings potential of 30 percent or more.

During this webinar compressed air specialists will identify the energy efficiency opportunities that exist within a compressed air system.

KAESER Compressors Australia’s National Design and Engineering Manager, Jeff Coyle will demonstrate how to make a compressed air system more energy efficient, providing examples that demonstrate the quantifiable savings that could be made.

Ashish Swarup, National Capital Projects and Product Development Manager, Geofabrics Australia, will also join this webinar to discuss the sustainability journey that Geofabrics is on, with specific focus on the process they followed to improve the energy efficiency of the compressed air system at the company’s Albury manufacturing plant and the outcomes achieved.


Key Takeaways

  • Opportunities presented as a result of utilising compressed air in manufacturing processes
  • Improving energy efficiency outcomes through the use of compressed air
  • Implementing compressed air efficiency into the manufacturing process


Preliminary Program


12.00pm – 12.05pm Welcome Address

12.05pm – 1.00pm Presentations

1.00pm – 1.30pm Online Audience Q & A



Jeff Coyle
National Design & Engineering Manager | KAESER Compressors Australia Pty Ltd

Jeff Coyle is the National Design & Engineering Manager at KAESER Compressors Australia Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of one of the world’s largest compressed air systems providers and compressor manufacturers.

He holds a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering, and has over 14 years of experience in the compressed air and blower industry. Jeff leads the National Design & Engineering Department at KAESER Compressors Australia, where they technically support the broader KAESER community within Australia and New Zealand as well as specialising in designing, engineering and manufacturing custom products for large infrastructure projects and mining applications etc.


Ashish Swarup
National Capital Projects and Product Development Manager | Geofabrics Australasia

Ashish Swarup is the National Capital Projects and Product Development Manager at Geofabrics Australasia Pty. Ltd., which is the largest manufacturer and supplier of geosynthetics products in Australia and New Zealand for the building and infrastructure sectors with core capabilities across the Roads, Rail, Waste, Resources, Coastal, Water, Recreation and Slopes & Walls segments.

Ashish is a professional engineer, he has a Master of Technology (research) degree and a Master of Business Administration. He is also a Prosci® Certified Change Practitioner and a member of the Project Management Institute.

He has 20 years of experience across various industries encompassing manufacturing, engineering, sustainability, and education. At Geofabrics, he is responsible for leading Strategic capital projects critical to the reliability of the company's manufacturing capability and leads the new (innovative and green) product development initiatives.


Who should attend:

Engineers working in a range of industry sectors including manufacturing, construction, professional, scientific and technical services, transport, postal and warehousing, mining, water and waste services, agriculture, forestry and fishing


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05 / 05 / 2021 - 12:00 pm to 01:30 pm
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05 / 05 / 2021 12:00 pm
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