White papers to help you optimize your air system

KAESER COMPRESSORS is pleased to offer white papers on a variety of technical topics. Below are our current white papers available for download. Use the links below for a brief summary of the white paper and to get a download link.

Protecting your portable compressor year round

In this white paper we discuss maintenance points for air compressors that can contribute to more uptime and longer life. While your primary guide to service for your particular equipment is the product service manual, we’ll address how service needs may be affected by changes in seasonal climate.

Audits - five step process

Outlines the 5-step process of a comprehensive compressed air audit to minimize leaks and improve system efficiency.

tier 4

This white paper provides some basic facts and information on Tier 4 final engines in regards to diesel engine equipment such as portable air compressors.

CAGI - apples to apples

Explains how to use CAGI data sheets to compare compressor performance and efficiency.

CAGI - blowers

Explains how to use CAGI data sheets to compare blower performance and efficiency.

flow controllers

Whether you call them intermediate controls, flow controls, pressure/flow controls, demand expanders, or any other name, the proper application of them has always been a bit confusing to users. This white paper applies to most all pressure/flow controls and will explain their proper application and benefits.

hazardous area

Partly due to an expanded use of the hazardous area classification system, specifiers are increasingly citing requirements for equipment suitable for use in classified areas. When properly used, the hazardous area classification system makes for a safer work environment. Too often, however, hazard classes are specified without concern for the significantly higher design and procurement costs they bring. In many cases, an open mind and a little ingenuity can avoid excessive costs for compressors and other equipment, without compromising safety.

heat recovery

More than just providing plant air, they're also a useful source of heat, energy savings, and sustainable operations.

leak detection

Describes best practices for a cost effective leak identification and repair program.


Covers the advantages and disadvantages of the several types of fluids used today.

Controls for Industrial Compressed Air Systems

Advanced control capabilities minimize equipment run times, maintain stable air pressures, and deliver rapid payback in operational and energy savings.

piston vs screw

A short technical comparison between the two types of air compressors with the pros and cons of using each.

piston vs screw - collision

A short technical comparison of rotary screw and piston compressors for body shops.

The Proper Application of Rotary Lobe Rotary and Screw Blower Technology

This white paper compares rotary lobe and screw blowers, internal and external compression, and how to properly apply these technologies for designing an energy efficient system.

root cause analysis

Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is a systematic approach to problem solving, commonly applied when there is a significant failure or issue with far-reaching impact. This paper will discuss how to apply Root Cause Analysis to compressed air systems.

variable speed compressors

Addresses the proper application of variable frequency/speed drive compressors and avoiding control gap.