BEST PRACTICES CONFERENCE

Welcome to the 3-DAY CONFERENCE aimed at improving plant profitability through industrial utility optimization.

The BEST PRACTICES 2019 conference is designed to educate and provide tools to the people who make industrial utility projects happen at a factory. Factory personnel (General Managers, Production Managers, Energy Managers, Plant Engineers, Maintenance Managers) will convene here to identify Key Performance Indicators, learn to measure them and identify projects to reduce kW and H2O consumption per unit of product produced.

All levels of expertise from the compressed air, vacuum, blower and cooling system industries will attend to either share or enhance their knowledge of these systems. Sales engineers, in particular, will be trained on techniques to help their industrial accounts embrace these opportunities. Specifying engineers and utility incentive program representatives will also attend to learn to better advise their industrial accounts.

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Leslie Marshall
Corporate Energy Engineer Lead
General Mills

Doug Barndt
Demand Side Energy – Sustainability
Ball Packaging

Bruce Bremer
Former Corporate Energy Manager
Facility Engineering
Toyota North America

Gary Gillespie
President
Compressed Air & Gas Institute

Brett Rasmussen
Senior Energy Engineer
Nissan North America

Sharon Nolen
Manager, Global Natural Resource Management
Eastman

SHOW TRACKS

Track 1
Quality & Safety Management

How to create compressed air quality specifications and verify compliance using ISO 8573.1 Quality Classes to ensure dry and oil-free compressed air.   Operator safety assurance in pneumatic circuits on production equipment. Legionella and cooling water safety. How to safely hook-up power measurement equipment to motor-driven air compressors, blowers and vacuum pumps. Demand-side projects, like blow-off air, which will improve production output while reducing energy consumption.

Track 2
Facility Maintenance & Reliability

Assigning compressed air leak management to the maintenance team. How to “maintain the gain” by creating a long-term leak-management program. How to best identify, measure/quantify and repair leaks. Air compressor/blower/vacuum pump lubrication best practices.  Balancing reliability with energy efficiency. How to measure and monitor intake air and cooling water temperatures to protect rotating equipment performance and durability.

Track 3
Energy Conservation / IoT Monitoring

How to assess and design your compressed air, blower and vacuum systems for high-ROI energy and carbon conservation. When and when not to use variable speed drives. Can your plant run at 80 psig? Learn how to challenge pressure and flow specifications. Learn kW, flow, pressure and dew point measurement techniques and integrate with IoT to create and manage to Key Performance Indicators.

Track 4
Water Conservation / Energy Management

How to reduce cooling water consumption. How can one reduce the use of chemicals in water treatment? Challenge the need for water-cooled air compressors and liquid ring vacuum pumps. Learn to measure cooling water and reducing cooling water treatment costs. How to create and execute an Energy Management program into your business.

Click here for a look at last year’s conference program and speaker line-up. Our 2019 program is on its way and will be up in a few weeks.

SPECIAL WORKSHOP FOR BUSINESSES & INDUSTRIES  IN THE TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY (TVA) REGION*

U.S. DOE Compressed Air Challenge

Level 1: Fundamentals of Compressed Air Systems

Tuesday, October 15th, 8am–4pm 

This is a one-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.

* This workshop is Sponsored by TVA EnergyRight® Solutions for Business + Industry and is reserved for TVA customers only.

AGENDA AT A GLANCE

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

9:00 am–6:00 pm
Exhibitor Move-In

3:00 pm–6:00 pm
Conference Registration Open

6:00 pm–8:00 pm
Welcome Reception

7:00 am–11:30 am
Exhibitor Registration and Move-in

8:00 am-10:00 am
Conference Session #1

10:15 am–12:00 pm
Opening Session

12:00 pm–6:00 pm
EXPO FLOOR OPEN

2:45 pm–4:45 pm
Conference Session #2

5:00 pm-6:00 pm
Show Floor Reception

7:00 am–8:00 am
Continental Breakfast

8:00 am-10:00 am
Conference Session #3

10:15 am–12:00 pm
Plenary Session

12:00 pm–6:00 pm
EXPO FLOOR OPEN

2:45 pm–4:45 pm
Conference Session #4

5:00 pm
Energy Treasure Hunt Raffle Winners
Announced!

5:00-6:00 pm
Show Floor Reception

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

7:00 am–8:00 am
Continental Breakfast

8:00 am-6:00 pm
Exhibitor Move-out

8:00 am–10:00 am
Conference Session #5

10:15 am–12:15 pm
Conference Session #6

Download the Event Brochure

The Best Practices EXPO & Conference event brochure gives an overview of the conference and EXPO, the learning and networking opportunities, reasons to attend, who you are going to meet, the venue and much more. Click here to download.

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