Industrial Air Training Institute
Launched in Pakistan
The Asian Institute of Industrial Air (AIIA) in
collaboration with National Textile University organized a
training session on “Introduction to Compressed Air Engineering”
at NTU, Faisalabad. A large number of industry professionals
from the textile sector attended this one-day event.
Compressed Air is a major cost element in the production of
products in the textile value chain. The AIIA aims to train
mid-career industry professionals in the various aspects of
Compressed Air Technology.
Imtiaz Rastgar, while inaugurating the session, highlighted
the important role which AIIA plays in producing engineers and
technicians skilled in compressed air technology. Compressed Air
is an important and costly utility, is being inefficiently
produced and utilized, which results in the decrease in
competitiveness of industries.
The selection and maintenance of Air Compressor system,
transmission piping system, air quality and cost apportionment
were discussed in detail during the training session. The
production of compressed air is an inefficient process, as only
5-6% of the total power input is converted to usable mechanical
energy. Consequently, what appears as minor compressed air
savings are in reality substantial power savings.
Air Quality and costing experts mainly stress the need for
reducing compressed air usage which unusually has a high return
in forms of reducing both energy and CO2 emissions and builds
company CSR image. The safety aspects surrounding compressed air
are often forgotten despite the serious consequences of misuse.
The engineering and maintenance managers from leading textile
mills such as Sadaqat Limited, Crescent Textile, Sapphire
Textile, TEVTA, Gold Textile, Crescent Bahuman, Shan Associates
and large faculty of NTU participated in the training session.
While concluding the training session Dr Tanveer Hussain,
Rector, National Textile University, Faisalabad, thanked Asian
Institute of Air team for organizing a training session on such
an important topic.
Asian Institute of Industrial Air (AIIA), a project of
Potohar Center for Entrepreneurship Development is the only
institute in Pakistan offering an advanced level of training
courses on Industrial Air Engineering. Further information can
be obtained from www.aiia.com.pk.