The Compressed Air & Gas Institute (CAGI) is a trade association of businesses actively engaged in the manufacture of compressed air equipment. Founded in 1915, CAGI consists of the leading manufacturers of air compressors, air drying and filtration equipment, blowers, nitrogen generators, and vacuum equipment.
The mission of CAGI is to be the united voice of the compressed air industry, serving as the unbiased authority on technical, educational, promotional, and other matters that affect the industry.
CAGI fulfills its mission through a number of objectives.
The Institute is governed by a Board of Directors, elected from member companies under a formula that ensures representation of both small and large companies.
Many of the activities of the Compressed Air and Gas Institute are carried out in its separate Sections, which are categorized by product scope. Individual member companies may affiliate with one or more of these Sections, depending upon their product lines.
Current Sections are Air Drying and Filtration, Blower & Vacuum, Centrifugal Compressor, Nitrogen Generation, Portable Air Compressor, Rotary Positive Compressor, Reciprocating Compressor, and System Assessment.
In addition, important work of the Institute is carried out by committees including the Education Committee, Promotion Committee, and Standards Committee.
The scope and responsibilities of these sections and committees are described in the committees and sections portion of this web site.
Important work of the Institute is carried out by standing committees that address topics of broad concern to the industry.
Education – The Education Committee is responsible for educating CAGI member employees, distributors, users, students, and the general public about compressed air equipment, compressed air systems, and the capabilities and benefits of compressed air. The Education Committee works closely with the individual Sections and CAGI Technical Consultant & Technical Editor, as required, to ensure all CAGI scope products are adequately represented in Institute material. The activities of the Education Committee include development and update of online training, maintaining the CAGI Handbook, and educational material posted on the website. The Education Committee coordinates its efforts with the Promotion Committee to ensure educational materials are promoted and appropriately distributed.
Promotion – The Promotion Committee is responsible for providing the industry and public with information about CAGI and the compressed air and gas industry. The material developed by the committee helps stimulate the markets for member-company products and compressed air systems by communicating the capabilities and benefits of compressed air. The activities of the Promotion Committee include the update and maintenance of website content, promoting educational materials, and collaboration with industry magazines and other organizations to promote compressed air. The Promotion Committee works with the Education Committee to help ensure that the educational material is promoted and appropriately distributed.
Standards – The Standards Committee monitors standards activity related to compressed air within the individual Sections of CAGI. CAGI maintains close liaison with other bodies concerned with standards, including ISO, Pneurop in Europe, ANSI, and other industry groups in the United States.
The Institute is structured by product section. Companies that manufacture products within the scope of CAGI and qualify for membership in the Institute can be a member of a section. Member companies may be affiliated with one or more of the sections, depending on their product lines. The sections include: