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  • The Magazine for ENERGY EFFICIENCY in Compressed Air, Pneumatics, Blower and Vacuum Systems

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    20 Formaldehyde Monitoring in the Poultry Industry24 Special Engineering at Parkers Finite Airtek

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    38 Meat Packager Retrofits a Compressor with a VFD and Master Controls

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    42 Resources for Energy Engineers Technology Picks

    47 Advertiser Index

    49 The Marketplace Jobs and Technology

    14 Sullair Celebrates 50 Years of Air Compressor Excellence By Neal Lorenzi, Contributing Editor

    20 Formaldehyde Monitoring in the Poultry Industry By Nancy Aulisa, ENMET

    24 Special Engineering Meets Speed at Parkers Finite Airtek Filtration Division By Rod Smith, Compressed Air Best Practices Magazine

    30 Quality Compressed Air Services is True to its Name By Neal Lorenzi, Contributing Editor

    36 Meat Packager Retrofits a Compressor with a VFD and Master Controls By Tim Dugan, Compression Engineering Corporation

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  • Congratulations go to Sullair Compressors as they celebrate their 50th

    Anniversary in 2015! We enjoyed the opportunity to visit with President Scott

    Nelson and his team in the modern Chicago offices housing their Commercial

    Business Unit. Joining the company was an opportunity for me to help

    strengthen the Sullair brand even further, Nelson says. The brands reputation

    for reliability and durability is second to none. In fact, our research continues

    to bring back the term bulletproof when describing our air-end durability.

    Monitoring ambient air quality in poultry farms is important to protect employee health.

    Formaldehyde is widely used by the poultry industry as a disinfectant on poultry farms, in

    brooder houses, hatcheries and hatchery vehicles, writes ENMETs Nancy Aulisa in her article

    titled Formaldehyde Monitoring in the Poultry Industry. One of the key elements in protecting

    workers from dangerous levels of formaldehyde in any industry is having the proper monitoring

    and detection system.

    A company making significant investments in their U.S. operations is Parker Hannifins

    Finite Airtek Filtration Division headquartered in Lancaster (Buffalo). I enjoyed touring their

    130,000 square foot facility focused on compressed air treatment products. Ted Silva and Allan

    Hoerner allowed me to look under the hood and I was truly impressed by the multi-million

    dollar investments being made to embrace custom-engineered dryer manufacturing, product

    performance testing and inventory to support next-day shipments of standard products. It was

    truly a see it to believe it experience and I hope my article does the visit justice.

    Quality Compressed Air Services, led by President Michael McCulley, was founded in 2003 in

    Jackson, Mississippi. The company has now branched out to three locations including one in

    Louisiana. We hope you enjoy our profile of this compressed air distributor. We are first and

    foremost a service company, says Craig Counts, service manager. Instead of working on one

    or two brands of equipment, we work on all brands.

    A meat packaging plant was experiencing typical production flow of 2200 to 2700 acfm.

    Weekend air flow was 1400 cfm and an audit estimated a leak load of 800 acfm. A review

    of the system revealed this could be a good variable frequency drive compressor application.

    The question became should they buy a new VFD compressor or do a VFD retrofit? Tim Dugan,

    President of Compression Engineering Corp., provides us with an interesting article on how

    this question was evaluated.

    Thank you for investing your time and efforts into Compressed Air Best Practices.

    ROD SMITH Editor tel: 412-980-9901 rod@airbestpractices.com

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    Kaeser Breaks Ground on New Building Expansion

    Kaeser Compressors has broken ground on a

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    Representatives from building contractor

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    As Kaeser grows, our commitment to providing

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    The expansion will add approximately 50,000

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