ABOUT
CAGI

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.

Objectives

  1. 1To promote cooperation among its members for the improved production, proper use, and increased distribution of air and gas compressors and related equipment.
  2. 2To develop and publish standards and engineering data for air and gas compressors and related equipment.
  1. 3To increase the use of compressed air, to promote its safe use, and to improve the quality and efficiency of compressed air systems.
  2. 4To collect and distribute information of value to CAGI members and to the general public.
  1. 5To engage in cooperative educational and research activities.
  2. 6To cooperate with governmental departments and agencies and other bodies in matters affecting the industry.

Organization Structure

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.

Committees

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.

Sections

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:

Air Drying & Filtration Section

The Air Drying and Filtration Section consists of manufacturers of equipment used to treat air and gases that are compressed to pressures of 15 psig or higher. Dryers include desiccant, deliquescent, refrigeration, and membrane types. Filters used for the removal of liquids, vapors, aerosols, or solid particles include oil coalescing, particulate, and charcoal filters. Condensate management products include condensate drains and oil-water separation devices.

Section Members:
Aircel
Altec AIR, LLC
Atlas Copco Compressors LLC
BEKO Technologies Corp.
Donaldson Company, Inc.
Ingersoll Rand
Kaeser Compressors, Inc.
Lectrodryer
Mikropor America, Inc.
nano-purification solutions
Parker Hannifin Corporation, Industrial Gas Filtration & Generation Division
Pentair
Pneumatech
Quincy Compressor
SPX FLOW
Van Air Systems
Walker Filtration, Inc.
ZEKS Compressed Air Solutions

Blower & Vacuum Section

The scope of the Blower & Vacuum Section includes rotary positive displacement blowers/vacuum pumps and centrifugal blowers/exhausters in air or gas applications developing up to 28” Hg vacuum or up to 30 psig discharge pressure. Products include:

  • Rotary lobe type positive displacement blowers and vacuum pumps
  • Rotary screw type blowers and vacuum pumps
  • Single-stage centrifugal blowers and exhausters
  • Multi-stage centrifugal blowers and exhausters without intercooling
  • High speed “turbo” blowers and exhausters
  • Rotary vane blowers and vacuum pumps
  • Rotary claw blowers and vacuum pumps
  • Variable pitch vacuum screw pumps
  • Liquid ring blowers and vacuum pumps
  • Regenerative blowers and vacuum pumps
Section Members:

Atlas Copco Compressors LLC
Eurus Blower, Inc.
Fruitland Manufacturing
Gardner Denver Inc
Howden Roots
Ingersoll Rand
Kaeser Compressors, Inc.
MD-Kinney

Centrifugal Air Compressor Section

The scope of this section includes integrally geared, multi-stage centrifugal air compressors. Unlike positive displacement compressors, these compressors develop pressure by dynamic action. Centrifugal compressors are inherently oil-free and used in a wide range of industrial and process applications where large volumes of high-quality air are required.

The typical horsepower range for these products is 300 to 3000HP. While normally driven by an electric motor, these compressors can also be driven by other means such as diesel engines or steam turbines.

Section Members:

Atlas Copco Compressors LLC
FS-Elliott
Hanwha Power Systems
Ingersoll Rand
Sullair, LLC

Nitrogen Generation Section

The Nitrogen Generation Section consists of manufacturers of equipment that generates onsite nitrogen from compressed air by utilizing either membrane technology or pressure swing adsorption (PSA) technology.

Section Members:
Atlas Copco Compressors LLC
GENERON
Mikropor America, Inc.
nano-purification solutions
Parker Hannifin Corporation, Industrial Gas Filtration & Generation Division

Portable Air Compressor Section

The Portable Compressor Section consists of manufacturers of portable air compressors 30 cfm and above, usually defined as self-contained units designed for portability. A unit consists of a rotary positive air compressor, internal combustion engine, and internal accessory items necessary to cool and control its output as per ISO 1217 D1.1.A.

Section Members:
Atlas Copco Compressors LLC
Kaeser Compressors, Inc.
Sullair, LLC
Sullivan-Palatek, Inc.

Rotary Positive Air Compressor Section

The Rotary Positive Compressor Section consists of manufacturers of rotary positive displacement compressors greater than 30 psig discharge pressure and vacuum pumps that develop vacuum over 28" Hg. Such compressors may be oil free, oil injected, or liquid injected. Rotary positive compressors include helical screw, sliding vane, rotary lobe, liquid ring, and scroll designs. This Section addresses both bare air ends as well as packaged units. Packaged units include both stationary installations as well as transportable, electric motor driven packages, which are distinct from internal combustion engine driven portable compressors.

Section Members:
Atlas Copco Compressors LLC
BOGE America
Chicago Pneumatic Compressors
COAIRE, Inc.
Elgi Compressors USA, Inc.
FS-Curtis
Gardner Denver Inc
Hertz Kompressoren USA, Inc.
Hitachi America Limited
Ingersoll Rand
Jenny Products, Inc.
Kaeser Compressors, Inc.
Kaishan Compressor USA, LLC
Ozen Air Technology
Quincy Compressor
Sullair, LLC
Sullivan-Palatek, Inc.

Reciprocating Compressor Section

Compressor units within the scope of this Reciprocating Compressor Section are most frequently used for general purpose compressed air supply for applications in manufacturing, fabrication, assembly, automotive, construction, petroleum, natural gas, mining, painting, mobile service, shop service, farm service, home hobbyists as well as many others. Compressor units are typically tank or baseplate mounted and driven by an electric motor or an internal combustion engine. Products of this section also include all single & two stage basic compressor pumps.

Section Members:
Atlas Copco Compressors LLC
FS-Curtis
Gardner Denver Inc
Ingersoll Rand
Jenny Products, Inc.
Quincy Compressor
Saylor-Beall Manufacturing Co.

System Assessment Section

The principal focus of the System Assessment Section is developing and maintaining certification programs for compressed air system professionals and assessors.

Section Members:
Atlas Copco Compressors LLC
BOGE America
Gardner Denver Inc
Ingersoll Rand
Kaeser Compressors, Inc.
Parker Hannifin Corporation, Industrial Gas Filtration & Generation Division
Quincy Compressor
SPX FLOW
Sullair, LLC