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

Tony Richman
Energy Services Engineering Manager
Nashville Electric Service

Leslie Marshall
Corporate Energy Engineer Lead
General Mills

Gary Gillespie
President
Compressed Air & Gas Institute

Sharon Nolen
Manager, Global Natural Resource Management
Eastman

Brett Rasmussen
Senior Energy Engineer
Nissan North America

Rod Smith
Publisher
Smith Onandia Communications

Doug Barndt
Demand Side Energy – Sustainability
Ball Packaging

Bruce Bremer
Former Corporate Energy Manager
Facility Engineering
Toyota North America

Andy Poplin
Corporate Sales Director, Atlas Machine and Supply

Kendra Abkowitz
Assistant Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation

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.

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

7:00 am–8:00 am
Continental Breakfast*

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

5:30 pm
Energy Treasure Hunt Raffle Winners
Announced!**

*Conference Attendees Only
**Treasure Hunt Raffle Eligibility: Independent Distributors and End Users Involved with Purchasing compressed air/blower/vacuum/chiller products.

7:00 am–8:00 am
Continental Breakfast*

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

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Compressed Air Challenge Level Workshop

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-6:00 pm
Show Floor Reception

5:30 pm
Energy Treasure Hunt Raffle Winners
Announced!**

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

*Conference Attendees Only
**Treasure Hunt Raffle Eligibility: Independent Distributors and End Users Involved with Purchasing compressed air/blower/vacuum/chiller products.

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

DISCOVER HIDDEN TREASURES IN YOUR BUILDING

During an Energy Treasure Hunt, teams walk around a factory looking for quick, low-cost ways to save energy. Those quick fixes can add up to big savings. At Best Practices EXPO we have organized the ENERGY TREASURE HUNT TRAINING ZONE to help guide you in your search. Stop by each of our stations to learn more of where you can find hidden treasures of savings.  PLUS participate in the Daily $1,000 Energy Treasure Hunt Raffle at 5 pm on the EXPO Floor!

  • Station 1: Energy Treasure Hunt Training
  • Station 2: Blow-Off Air
  • Station 3: Pneumatic Machine Productivity
  • Station 4: Compressed Air Leak Detection
  • Station 5: Shutdown Optimization
  • Station 6: Piping Quick Disconnects Safety and Leak ID

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Don’t miss the Welcome Reception from 6 – 8 pm on Sunday, October 13th.

Four Conference Tracks

Track 1: Quality & Safety Management
Track 2: Maintenance & Reliability
Track 3: Enegy Conservation/ IoT Monitoring
Track 4: Water Conservation / Energy Management

8 – 10:  Session #1

Track 1: Critical Compressed Air Purity Specifications and Compliance, Chair: Bill Eister, Instrument Air Systems Engineer, Duke Energy, Oconee Nuclear Station
Track 2: Reliable Compressed Air Systems with High Ambient Temperatures, Chair: Jeff Dickson, Sales Manager, John Bouchard & Sons
Track 3: Assessing & Optimizing Compressed Air Systems, Chair: Steve Briscoe, President, Compressed Air Challenge
Track 4: Vacuum & Air Compressor Projects to Reduce Process Cooling Water Demand, Chair: Sarah Solberg, Director International Sales, Solberg International

10-10:15: Coffee Break

10:15 – 12: Opening Session

10:15-10:20: Welcome! Rod Smith, Publisher, Smith Onandia Communications
10:20-10:40: A Trusted Partner in the Tennessee Valley, Tony Richman, Energy Services Engineering Manager, Nashville Electric Service
10:40-11:00: How Compressed Air Best Practices will Save the World, Leslie Marshall, Corporate Energy Engineer Lead, General Mills
11:00-11:20: CAGI: United Voice of the Compressed Air Industry, Gary Gillespie, President, Compressed Air & Gas Institute
11:20-11:40: Depression Era Values in the Age of Sustainability, Sharon Nolen, Manager, Global Natural Resource Management, Eastman
11:40-12:00: What Nissan has Done to Improve Chilled Water and Compressed Air Usage, Brett Rasmussen, Senior Energy Engineer, Nissan North America

12 – 6:  Expo Floor Open

12 – 2: Box Lunch

2:45 – 4:45:  Session #2

Track 1: Safety: ISO13849 & Pneumatic Machinery,  Chair: Jon Jensen, Certified Machinery Safety Expert, SMC Corporation of America
Track 2:
Maintenance Training & Leak Surveys, Chair: Timothy Dowell, Technical Trainer/Predictive Maintenance, Electrolux
Track 3:
United Voice of the Compressed Air Industry, Chair: Chad Larrabee, CAGI Education Committee Chair, Compressed Air & Gas Institute
Track 4:
Steam System Optimization, Chair: James Nipper, Vice President, Petro Chemical Energy

5 – 6:  Show Floor Reception

Four Conference Tracks

Track 1: Quality & Safety Management
Track 2: Maintenance & Reliability
Track 3: Enegy Conservation/ IoT Monitoring
Track 4: Water Conservation / Energy Management

7 – 8 Breakfast

9:45 – 11:45  Session #3
Track 1: Compressed Air Leak Survey Best Practices, Chair: Brad Taylor, Applications Engineer, Pneutech USA
Track 2: Compressed Air/Cooling System Preventative Maintenance, Chair: Sal Calvo, Vice President, Midstate Air Compressor
Track 3: Industrial Vacuum Energy Efficiency Projects, Chair: Walter See, Product Marketing Manager-Vacuum, Atlas Copco Industrial Vacuum
Track 4: Sustainable Innovations in Water Treatment Technology, Chair: Steve Chewning, Vice President of Field Operations, Southeastern Laboratories

9:30 – 9:45 Coffee Break
10:15 – 12 Plenary Session

10:15-10:40: Building a Sustainable Future: Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation Programming, Kendra Abkowitz, Assistant Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation
10:40-11:05:  Benchmarking Plants Compressed Air Systems for Savings, Doug Barndt, Manager Demand Side Energy & Sustainability, Ball Beverage Packaging
11:05-11:30: Advancing Your Energy Program Through Treasure Hunts, Bruce Bremer, Former Toyota Corporate Energy Manager Facility Engineering, Bremer Consulting
11:30-11:50: Air Compressor Controls and Automation, Andy Poplin, Corporate Sales Director, Atlas Machine and Supply
11:50-12:00: Future Plant: Synergized On-Site Utilities Optimized for Sustainability,  Rod Smith, Publisher, Smith Onandia Communications

12 – 6: EXPO Floor Open
12 – 2: Lunch

2:45 – 4:45 Session #4
Track 1:  Food Processing: Customer-SAFE Compressed Air, Vacuum and Blower Systems, Chair: TJ Estes, Product Marketing Manager-Oil Free Compressors, Atlas Copco Compressors
Track 2: Optimizing Air Blow in Industrial Automation, Chair: Frank Melch, Vice President, Zorn Compressor & Equipment
Track 3: IoT and Compressed Air Control Systems, Chair: Bhaskar Dusi, Corporate Energy Manager, CEMEX
Track 4: Energy Modeling and Heat Recovery Projects, Chair: Wayne Perry, Technical Director, Kaeser Compressors

4:30 – 6:  Show Floor Reception
6:00: Treasure Hunt Raffle Winners (Expo Floor)

Four Conference Tracks

Track 1: Quality & Safety Management
Track 2: Maintenance & Reliability
Track 3: Enegy Conservation/ IoT Monitoring
Track 4: Water Conservation / Energy Management

7 – 8 Breakfast

8 – 10:  Session #5

Track 1: Bootcamp: Fundamentals of Variable Frequency Drive Air Compressors , Co-Chairs: Ron Marshall, Chief Auditor, Marshall Compressed Air Consulting and Werner Rauer, Rotary Screw Compressors Product Manager, Kaeser Compressors
Track 2: Reliable Industrial and Aeration Blower Air Strategies, Chair: Stephen Horne, Product Manager, Kaeser Compressors
Track 3: System Assessment Measurement & Verification, Chair: Brian Mann, Air Systems Manager, Sullair
Track 4: Strategic Energy Management, Chair: Ed Birch, Consultant, Strategic Energy Group

10 – 10:15 Coffee Break

10:15 – 12:15 Session #6

Track 1: Bootcamp: Fundamentals of Compressed Air Piping & Storage , Co-Chairs: Tom Taranto, Owner, Data Power Services and Bill Kirkpatrick, Regional Director, Applied System Technologies
Track 2: Bootcamp: Fundamentals of Regenerative Desiccant Compressed Air Dryers, Chair: Tim Dugan, President, Compression Engineering Corporation and Chuck Henderson, Vice President, Henderson Engineering
Track 3: The Future Plant: IoT and Synergistically Optimized On-Site Utilities, Chair: Mac Mottley, President, Sparks Dynamics

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.

Pick Your Track

TRACK 1: QUALITY & SAFETY MANAGEMENT

Monday, October 14th

8-10 AM: Session #1 Compressed Air Quality Specifications & Compliance

Chair: Bill Eister, Instrument Air Systems Engineer, Duke Energy, Oconee Nuclear Station

  • Compressed Air and the Nuclear Industry
    Bill Eister, Instrument Air Systems Engineer, Duke Energy, Oconee Nuclear Station
  • Dew Point in Compressed Air-Frequently Asked Questions
    Juhani Lehto, Product Manager, Vaisala
  • Applying Aseptic Technique to Compressed Air Microbial Sampling
    Maria Sandoval, Laboratory Director, Trace Analytics
  • Dewpoint and Energy Specs for the Different Compressed Air Dryer Types
    Frank Moskowitz, Service Sales Manager – AirScan, Atlas Copco Compressors

2:45 – 4:45 PM: Session #2  Safety: ISO13849 & Pneumatic Machinery

Chair: Jon Jensen, Certified Machinery Safety Expert, SMC Corporation of America

  • Pneumatic Machinery Productivity & Safety Functions
    Jon Jensen, Certified Machinery Safety Expert, SMC Corporation of America
  • Pneumatic Machinery Safety Standards Including ISO 13849-1
    Jon Jensen, Certified Machinery Safety Expert, SMC Corporation of AmericaJohn Martin, IFPS Member, International Fluid Power
  • Case Studies on Enhancing Production Quality While Reducing Energy Inputs
    Bryan Seitz, Sustainability Principal Engineer, Frito-Lay
  • Benefits of Fluid Power Certification and Work Force Development
    John Martin, IFPS Member, International Fluid Power Society

Tuesday, October 15th

8 – 10 AM: Session #3 Compressed Air Leak Survey Best Practices

Chair: Brad Taylor, Applications Engineer, Pneutech USA

  • Lessons Learned: Compressed Air Leak Management
    Brad Taylor, Applications Engineer, Pneutech USA
  • Integrating Ultrasonic Leak Detection into Standard Maintenance Procedures
    Christian Schreiber, International Sales Manager, Sonotec
  • Auditing Compliance with our Leak Management Best Practices
    Brad Runda, Director Energy Excellence, Amcor Rigid Packaging
  • Energy Treasure Hunt: A Union Perspective
    Ken Hess and Bill Draves, Energy Treasure Hunt Leaders, IUE-CWA

2:45  – 4:45 PM: Session #4 Food Processing: Customer-SAFE Compressed Air Systems

Chair: TJ Estes, Product Marketing Manager-Oil Free Compressors, Atlas Copco Compressors

  • What to Look for When Deciding to Go Oil-Free
    TJ Estes, Product Marketing Manager-Oil Free Compressors, Atlas Copco Compressors
  • Refrigerated Dryer Dewpoint Integrity Under Variable Load Profiles
    Lim Gaik Siang, Regional Manager, SPX FLOW
  • Regenerative Dryer System Design for Safety, Reliability and Energy Efficiency
    Tim Dugan, President, Compression Engineering Corporation
  • Safe Oil-Free Air: Contingencies and Purification Strategies
    Phil Kruger, VP & General Manager, Harris Equipment

Wednesday, October 16th

8 – 10 AM: Session #5: Bootcamp: Fundamentals of Variable Frequency Drive Air Compressors

Co-Chairs: Ron Marshall, Chief Auditor, Marshall Compressed Air Consulting and Werner Rauer, Rotary Screw Compressors Product Manager, Kaeser Compressors

The co-chairs of this Session will collaborate, in an interactive session to review:

  • VFD Air Compressors-what Are the Benefits?
  • All VFDs Are Not Alike, How Do They Differ?
  • What’s this Control Gap Problem?
  • Single Compressor VFD Systems – Strengths, Weaknesses
  • Multiple Compressor Systems – Strengths, Weaknesses
  • VFD Tweaks

10:15 – 12:15 PM: Session #6: Bootcamp: Fundamentals of Compressed Air Piping & Storage

Co-Chairs: Tom Taranto, Owner, Data Power Services and Bill Kirkpatrick, Regional Director, Applied System Technologies

The co-chairs of this Session will collaborate, in an interactive session to review:

  • Calculating Available/Needed Storage
  • Designing Systems for Low Pressure Drop
  • Sizing Storage Tank Volume and Pipe Diameters

TRACK 2: FACILITY MAINTENANCE & RELIABILITY

Monday, October 14th

8 – 10 AM: Session #1: Reliable Compressed Air Systems with High Ambient Temperatures

Chair: Jeff Dickson, Sales Manager,  John Bouchard & Sons

  • High Ambient Temperature Impacts on Air Compressors
    Dale Garthus, Regional Sales Manager, Gardner Denver
  • High Ambient Temperature Impacts on Compressed Air Dryers
    Chris Spainhower, Regional Sales Manager, SPX FLOW
  • What is Possible? High Ambient Packages for Air-Cooled Air Compressors
    Manhar Grewal, R&D Commercial Systems Product Manager, Sullair
  • IoT Proactive Maintenance and Control Optimization
    Aviran Yaacov, CEO, EcoPlant

2:45 – 4:45 PM: Session #2:  Maintenance Training & Leak Surveys

Chair: Timothy Dowell, Technical Trainer/Predictive Maintenance, Electrolux

  • Addressing the Skilled Workforce Shortage
    Timothy Dowell, Technical Trainer/Predictive Maintenance, Electrolux
  • Energy Conservation with Ultrasound
    Joe Edelen, Regional Manager, UE Systems
  • Designing Leak-Free Compressed Air Drops to Production
    Joe Burke, Regional Sales Manager, Prevost
  • Compressed Air Treasure Hunt Projects
    Frank Moskowitz, Service Sales Manager – AirScan, Atlas Copco Compressors

Tuesday, October 15th

8 – 10 AM: Session #3: Compressed Air/Cooling System Preventative Maintenance

Chair: Sal Calvo, Vice President, Midstate Air Compressor

  • Compressed Air System Preventative Maintenance
    Sal Calvo, Vice President, Midstate Air Compressor
  • Variation in Lubricant Chemistry and Performance
    David Rosenthal, Compressor Product Manager, SA Performance
  • Reducing Operating Costs While Maintaining End User Specifications
    Matthew Milan, HVAC Engineer, Samsung Austin Semiconductor
  • A Case Study in the Importance of Maintenance and Backup
    Steve Bos and Chris George, Service Sales Manager and Sales Manager, Atlas Copco Compressors

2:45 – 4:45 PM: Session #4: Optimizing Air Blow in Industrial Automation

Chair: Frank Melch, Vice President, Zorn Compressor & Equipment

  • Compressed Air Load Shedding Opportunities
    Frank Melch, Vice President, Zorn Compressor & Equipment
  • Save Air While Using Air
    Lee Evans, Project Manager, EXAIR
  • Air-Blow Optimization on the Production Line
    Leslie Noel and Johannes de Jager, Industry Specialists, SMC Corporation of America
  • IoT and Flow Measurement and Monitoring for Project Justification
    Menno Verbeek, Sales Manager Americas, VPInstruments

Wednesday, October 16th

8 – 10 AM: Session #5:  Reliable Industrial and Aeration Blower Air Strategies

Chair: Stephen Horne, Product Manager, Kaeser Compressors

  • Baseload and Trim VSD Aeration Blower System Design
    Stephen Horne, Product Manager – Blowers, Kaeser Compressors
  • Advancements in Blower Technology
    Gatlin Gold, Product Manager-Blowers and Low Pressure, Atlas Copco Compressors
  • More than Municipal: Industrial Applications for Aeration Blowers
    Tom Jenkins, President, JenTech Inc.
  • Verifying Performance: Blower Energy Incentives and Testing
    Tom Jenkins, President, JenTech Inc.

10:15 – 12:15 PM: Session #6: Bootcamp: Fundamentals of Regenerative Desiccant Compressed Air Dryers

Chair: Tim Dugan, President, Compression Engineering Corporation and Chuck Henderson, Vice President, Henderson Engineering

The co-chairs of this Session will collaborate, in an interactive session to review:

  • Fundamentals of Adsorption
  • Desiccant Material Types, Average Life, Replacement
  • Preventative Maintenance, Switching Valves
  • System Design

TRACK 3: ENERGY CONSERVATION / IoT MONITORING

Monday, October 14th

8 – 10 AM: Session #1: Assessing & Optimizing Compressed Air Systems

Chair: Steve Briscoe, President, Compressed Air Challenge

  • The Compressed Air Challenge (CAC), Past, Present and Future
    Steve Briscoe, President, Compressed Air Challenge
  • How to Assess Your Compressed Air System – The Steps to Success
    Ross Orr, Instructor, Compressed Air Challenge
  • What to Include in an Audit and What to Do with the Information
    Joe Ghislain, Instructor, Compressed Air Challenge
  • Case Study Review: A Selection of Case Studies Focusing on Different Opportunities
    Ron Marshall, Instructor, Compressed Air Challenge

2:45 – 4:45 PM: Session #2: United Voice of the Compressed Air Industry

Chair: Chad Larrabee, Education Committee Chair, Compressed Air & Gas Institute

  • How Air Treatment Increases the Efficiency of Compressed Air Systems
    Chad Larrabee, Education Committee Chair, Compressed Air & Gas Institute
  • The Industrial Digital Revolution and Compressed Air
    Jan Pingel, CAGI Member, Compressed Air & Gas Institute
  • Put the Heat from Your Compressor System to Work for You
    Wayne Perry, CAGI System Assessment Section Chair, Compressed Air & Gas Institute
  • Vacuum & Blower Performance Standards and Applications,
    Stephen Horne, CAGI Blower & Vacuum Section Chair, Compressed Air & Gas Institute and Yves Tranzeat, CAGI Blower & Vacuum Section Vice Chair, CAGI

Tuesday, October 15th

8 – 10 AM: Session #3: Industrial Vacuum Energy Efficiency Projects

Chair: Walter See, Product Marketing Manager-Vacuum, Atlas Copco Industrial Vacuum

  • Applying VSD Vacuum Technology for Energy Savings
    Walter See, Product Marketing Manager-Vacuum, Atlas Copco Industrial Vacuum
  • Treasure Hunt Training & Vacuum Projects Brainstorm
    Bruce Bremer, Former Toyota Corporate Energy Manager Facility Engineering, Bremer Consulting
  • Rotary Boosters and Liquid Ring Vacuum Pumps Combined to Improve Process Efficiency
    Federico Colagrande, Vice President of Operations, Travaini Pumps USA
  • The Benefits of a Centralized Vacuum System
    Tim Dugan, President, Compression Engineering Corporation

2:45 – 4:45 PM: Session #4: IoT and Compressed Air Control Systems

Chair: Bhaskar Dusi, Corporate Energy Manager, CEMEX

  • Compressed Air Management and Efficiency in the Cement Industry
    Bhaskar Dusi, Corporate Energy Manager, CEMEX and Paul Edwards, President, Compressed Air Consultants
  • Benchmarking Compressor Performance with Continuous Monitoring and Surge Testing
    Jason Modlin, East Coast Sales Manager, BAY Controls
  • Using IoT to Create Long-Term Energy and Carbon Reductions
    Nicolas DeDeken, COO, EnergAir Solutions
  • Which Audit is Right for Your Plant?
    Steven Tapley, AIRScan/Audit Specialist and Air Master+ Specialist, Atlas Copco Compressors

Wednesday, October 16th

8 – 10 AM: Session #5:  System Assessment Measurement & Verification

Chair: Brian Mann, Air Systems Manager, Sullair

  • Utility Incentives for Compressed Air Systems
    Jonathan Salais, Certified Energy Manager, Consumers Energy
  • Baseline/Verification Air Compressor Data Logging
    Brian Mann, Air Systems Manager, Sullair
  • Compressed Air Storage Sizing and Strategies
    Tom Taranto, Owner, Data Power Services
  • Simple Tools for Saving Energy: DOE’s MEASUR Tool
    Thomas Wenning, Program Manager, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

10:15 – 12:15 AM: Session #6: The Future Plant: IoT and Synergistically Optimized On-Site Utilities

Chair: Mac Mottley, President, Sparks Dynamics

  • IoT Advancements Synergizing On-Site Utilities
    Mac Mottley, President, Sparks Dynamics
  • Using Compressed Air Science to Better Understand Climate Change
    Bruce McFee, CEO, Sullivan-Palatek
  • Smart Connected Chillers
    Mitch Helmer, Product Manager – Connected Equipment Services,  Johnson Controls
  • Successful Automation with Demand Side Integration
    Lou York, Director, Case Controls

TRACK 4: WATER CONSERVATION / ENERGY MANAGEMENT

Monday, October 14th

8 – 10 AM: Session #1 Vacuum & Air Compressor Projects to Reduce Process Cooling Water Demand

Chair: Sarah Solberg, Director International Sales, Solberg International

  • Water-Separator Application Engineering Enabling Use of Dry Vacuum Pumps
    Sarah Solberg, Director International Sales, Solberg International
  • Plant Reduces Water Use by Switching to Dry Vacuum Pumps
    Walter See, Product Marketing Manager-Vacuum, Atlas Copco Industrial Vacuum
  • Chilled Water Load Reduction Case Study: Evaluating Requirements for Air Compressors
    Jim Timmersman, Senior Auditor, Power Supply Industries
  • Reducing Cooling Water Waste
    Don Joyce, VP Sales & Marketing, Thermotech

2:45 – 4:45 PM: Session #2  Steam System Optimization

Chair: James Nipper, Vice President, Petro Chemical Energy

  • Don’t Lose Your Plant Because of Steam Loss
    James Nipper, Vice President, Petro Chemical Energy
  • Steam System Assessments
    Corey Hensley, Vice President, Hydrus
  • Steam Conservation Leads to System Reliability
    Tom Theising, President, Sustainable Energy Solutions
  • CHP and Cogeneration
    Dr. Glenn Cunningham, Director, Industrial Assessment Center, Tennessee Tech University

Tuesday, October 15th

8 – 10 AM: Session #3 Sustainable Innovations in Water Treatment Technology

Chair: Steve Chewning, Vice President of Field Operations, Southeastern Laboratories

  • Sustainable Innovations in Water Treatment Technology
    Steve Chewning, Vice President of Field Operations, Southeastern Laboratories
  • The Innovative Use of Treating Water With Spagnum Moss
    Stephen Hallier, President, WET Solutions, Inc.
  • FFA Technology: Mixed Metallurgy Surface Protection Against Scale & Corrosion
    Laura Sanders, Business Development Manager, Water Science Technologies (WST)
  • Best Practices in Legionella Control in Cooling Water
    William E. Pearson, President, BPEARSON Consulting, LLC.

2:45 – 4:45 PM: Session #4 Energy Modeling and Heat Recovery Projects

Chair: Wayne Perry, Technical Director, Kaeser Compressors

  • Chiller Modeling and System Optimization
    Samuel Diebal, HVAC Engineer, Samsung Austin Semiconductor
  • Multi-Plant Compressed Air Energy Monitoring and Modeling
    Jarett Lieser, Product Specialist/Engineer-AIRScan and Airmaster+, Atlas Copco Compressors
  • A Review of Compressed Air Heat Recovery Projects
    Wayne Perry, Technical Director, Kaeser Compressors
  • Heat Recovery Savings with Heat of Compression Dryers
    Chuck Henderson, Vice President, Henderson Engineering Company

Wednesday, October 16th

8 – 10 AM: Session #5  Strategic Energy Management

Chair: Ed Birch, Consultant, Strategic Energy Group

  • Lessons Learned with the New U.S. DOE ISO 50001 Ready Tool
    Ed Birch, Consultant, Strategic Energy Group
  • Specification Writing for Better Air Compressor Controls
    Eric Bessey, President, Tted Solutions
  • Are Simulated Compressor Stations More Efficient than Real Ones?
    Gorazd Bregar, Managing Director, CALMS Air
  • Strategic Energy Management: Lessons from the Field
    Robert Bruce Lung, Industrial Technical Assistance Fellow, US DOE

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