BEST PRACTICES CONFERENCE

The 4th Annual Best Practices 2022 EXPO & Conference will convene Equipment Sales Engineers and Manufacturing Personnel interested in Optimizing the On-site Utilities Powering Automation – including compressed air, blower, vacuum, pneumatics, motors and cooling water systems.

Receive Credits for 12 PDH Hours on Three Key “Best Practices” Topics

  1. Sustainability: Learn to dramatically reduce energy and water consumption in plants through System Assessments.
  2. High-Quality and Safety: Protect food products or high-tech equipment from contamination. Learn how to set a specification and verify compliance.
  3. Reliability: Maximize Up-time through proper sizing, system design and monitoring instrumentation.

CONFERENCE TRACKS

Track 1
Sustainability Through Energy/Water Conservation Measures

Receive actionable project ideas on how to reduce the water and energy consumption of your plant. Learn the latest system assessment techniques from world-class auditors. Learn technology deployment strategies from leaders of associations like the Compressed Air & Gas Institute and the Compressed Air Challenge. Meet experts who can answer questions regarding system automation, measurement and monitoring to verify energy savings.

Track 2
Quality, Safety and Reliability

Learn techniques to improve production up-time with high-quality and reliable on-site utilities. Discuss the establishment of compressed air specifications and compliance verification for the safe production of food, beverage and drug products – and to reduce production spoilage/reject rates. Receive maintenance check-lists and training to maintain required pressures and flows.

AGENDA AT A GLANCE

9:00am – 3:00pm
Exhibitor-Only Pre-Registration

9:00am – 3:00pm
Exhibitor Move-in

3:00 – 5:30pm
Conference & EXPO Registration Open

6:00 – 8:00pm
Welcome Reception at Renaissance Waverly – Sponsored by Mikropor

7:00 – 11:00am
Exhibitor Registration and Move-in

8:00 – 10:00am
Conference Session #1

8:00 – 10:00am
Compressed Air Challenge Level 1 Workshop: Fundamentals of Compressed Air Systems (Part 1)

10:15 – 12:00pm
Opening Session Keynote Presentations

12:15 – 1:30pm
LUNCH

1:30 – 6:30pm
New Technology EXPO Open 

2:00 – 5:30 pm
New Technology EXPO Classroom Sessions

2:30 – 4:30pm
Compressed Air Challenge Level 1 Workshop: Fundamentals of Compressed Air Systems (Part 2)

3:00 – 4:30 pm
CAGI Certified Compressed Air System Specialist Examination

5:30 – 6:30pm
Show Floor Networking Reception

6:00pm
Daily EXPO $1,000 Energy Treasure Hunt RAFFLE!

7:00 -10:00pm
Networking Event at LIVE! AT THE BATTERY – Sponsored by BEKO TECHNOLOGIES and Kaeser Compressors

8:00 am-10:00 am
Conference Session #2

8:00 – 10:00am
Compressed Air Challenge Level 1 Workshop: Fundamentals of Compressed Air Systems (Part 3)

10:15 – 12:00pm
Plenary Session Keynote Presentations

12:15 – 1:30pm
LUNCH

1:30 – 6:30pm
New Technology EXPO Open

2:00 – 5:30 pm
New Technology EXPO Classroom Sessions

2:30 – 4:30pm
Compressed Air Challenge Level 1 Workshop: Fundamentals of Compressed Air Systems (Part 4)

3:00 – 4:30 pm
CAGI Certified Compressed Air System Specialist Examination

5:30 – 6:30pm
Show Floor Networking Reception

6:00pm
Daily EXPO $1,000 Energy Treasure Hunt RAFFLE!

6:30 -10:00pm
Exhibitor Move-out

8:00 – 6:00pm
Exhibitor Move-out

8:00 –10:00am
Conference Session #3

8:30 – 10:00am
CAGI Certified Compressed Air System Specialist Examinations

10:15 –12:15pm
Conference Session #4

10:30 – 12pm
CAGI Certified Compressed Air System Specialist Examinations

12:15 pm
Conference Adjourns

REGISTRATION

SPECIAL WORKSHOPS

Compressed Air Challenge

Level 1: Fundamentals of Compressed Air Systems

Limited capacity – Register early!

Tuesday, October 4, 8:00 – 10:00 a.m., 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 5, 8:00 – 10:00 a.m., 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Instructors

Ron Marshall

Chief Auditor, Marshall Compressed Air Consulting

Frank Moskowitz

 Consultant,  Draw Professional Services

Limited to 60 attendees
Must attend all sessions to complete training

This is a two-day introductory course designed to teach facility engineers, operators and maintenance staff how to achieve 15-25% cost savings through more effective production and use of compressed air. Participants will learn how to:

  1. Calculate the energy cost of compressed air in their facility;
  2. Improve compressed air system efficiency and reliability;
  3. Identify inappropriate uses of compressed air;
  4. Establish a baseline by which they can measure improvements in compressed air performance and efficiency;
  5. Match system supply to actual production requirements for pressure and flow;
  6. Find and fix leaks;
  7. Establish a leak prevention program, and
  8. Better control compressed air to improve productivity and profitability.

Workshops only open to distributors, engineering firms/consultants and manufacturing personnel who are paid registrants of the full conference package. Not available to single-day registrants.

REGISTER

Compressed Air & Gas Institute (CAGI)

Certified Compressed Air System Specialist (CCASS) Exam

CAGI’s personnel certification program for compressed air system specialists provides a means of verifying the capabilities of professionals in the compressed air systems industry.  The program will allow customers, utilities, employers, and others to have confidence in the skills and abilities of the professionals in the industry who design, service, sell, and install compressed air systems and compressed air systems equipment. The program has been designed to comply with the ISO 17024 standard, Conformity Assessment – General Requirements for Bodies Operating Certification of Persons. Schedule coming soon.

* The CCASS exam is available to any compressed air professional, regardless of education, background, or work experience.

Participants receive a FREE Full Conference pass valued at $675!

CAGI CCASS Exam Schedule at the Best Practices 2022 EXPO & Conference

Tuesday, October 4, 3:00 pm
Wednesday, October 5, 3:00 pm
Thursday, October 6, 8:30 & 10:30 am

*The exam takes approximately 90 minutes to complete. Students must be seated 15 minutes prior to exam time.

** The CCASS exam is available to any compressed air professional, regardless of education, background, or work experience.  Limited to 10 per exam.

Step 1: Register for the CCASS exam on the CAGI website. Tap “Register for Exam,” Tap “CCASS Logo,” Tap on “Exam Catalog” to access registration for on-site exams at the Best Practices EXPO. Cost is $450 and you will receive the equivalent $450 credit for our programs.

Step 2: Register for an expo hall or conference pass at https://cabpexpo.com/registration/.

CAGI Brochure

2022 CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Don’t miss the Welcome Reception Monday, October 3, 2022, 6-8pm at Renaissance Waverly – Sponsored by Mikropor

Two Conference Tracks

Track 1: Sustainability Through Energy/Water Conservation Measures
Track 2: Quality, Safety and Reliability

7:30 Registration Open

7 – 11: Exhibitor Registration and Move-in

8 – 10: Level 1 Compressed Air Challenge Training (Part 1)

8 – 10:  Session #1

Track 1: Maximizing Efficiency and Reliability in Compressed Air Systems, Chair: Chad Larrabee, Global Product Management Leader, Ingersoll Rand
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10-10:15: Coffee Break

10:15 – 12: Opening Session

10:15-10:20: Welcome! Rod Smith, Publisher, Smith Onandia Communications
10:20-10:45: CAGI Remarks, Chad Larrabee, Education Committee Chair, Compressed Air & Gas Institute
10:45-11:10: Reliable Compressed Air Quality & Verification, John Bilsky, Facilities Specialist for Compressed Air, Purified Water and N2 Systems, Gentex Corporation
11:10-11:35: TBD
11:35-12:00: TBD

12 – 6:  Expo Floor Open

12:15 – 1:30 Lunch

1:30 – 6:30 New Technology EXPO Open Hours

2:30 – 4:30 Compressed Air Challenge Level 1 Workshop: Fundamentals of Compressed Air Systems (Part 2)

3:00 – 4:30 CAGI Certified Compressed Air System Specialist Examination

5:30 – 6:30 Show Floor Networking Reception

6:00 – Daily EXPO $1,000 Energy Treasure Hunt RAFFLE!

7 – 10: Catered Networking Event at LIVE! AT THE BATTERY – Sponsored by BEKO Technologies and Kaeser Compressors

Two Conference Tracks

Track 1: Sustainability Through Energy/Water Conservation Measures
Track 2: Quality, Safety and Reliability

8 – 10 Level 1 Compressed Air Challenge Training (Part 3)

8 – 10 Session #2

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10 – 10:15: Coffee Break

10:15 – 12: Plenary Session

10:15-10:20 Welcome & Introduction, Rod Smith, Publisher, Best Practices Magazines & EXPO
10:20-10:45 Market Trend Towards Air-Over-the-Fence Systems, Steve Briscoe, Director of Sales, Pattons Inc.
10:45-11:10 Managing Operational Energy at Intertape Polymer Group, Dr. Michael B. Jones, Director of Corporate Energy, Intertape Polymer Group
11:10-11:35 TBD
11:35-12:00 TBD

12:15 – 1:30 Lunch

1:30 – 6:30 New Technology EXPO Open Hours

2:00 – 5:30 New Technology EXPO Classroom Sessions

2:30 – 4:30 Compressed Air Challenge Level 1 Workshop: Fundamentals of Compressed Air Systems (Part 4)

3:00 – 4:30 CAGI Certified Compressed Air System Specialist Examination

5:30 – 6:30 Show Floor Networking Reception

6:00pm Daily EXPO $1,000 Energy Treasure Hunt RAFFLE!

6:30 -10:00pm Exhibitor Move-out

Two Conference Tracks

Track 1: Sustainability Through Energy/Water Conservation Measures
Track 2: Quality, Safety and Reliability

8:30: CAGI CCASS Testing

8 – 10:  Session #3

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10 – 10:15: Coffee Break

10:30: CAGI CCASS Testing

10:15 – 12:15:  Session #4

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12:15: Conference Adjourns

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