BEST PRACTICES CONFERENCE

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

The BEST PRACTICES 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.

CONFERENCE PROGRAM & REGISTRATION COMING SOON

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–11:00 am
Exhibitor Registration and Move-in

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

8:00 am–12:00 pm
Level 1: Fundamentals of Compressed Air Systems

10:15 am–12:00 pm
Opening Session

12:00 pm–6:00 pm
EXPO FLOOR OPEN

1:00 pm–4:45 pm
Expo Floor: New Technology Classroom Sessions

3:00 pm
CAGI Certified Compressed Air System Specialist Examinations

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

5:30 pm
Energy Treasure Hunt Raffle

7:00 am–8:00 am
Continental Breakfast

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

8:00 am-12:00pm
Level 1: Fundamentals of Compressed Air Systems

10:15 am–12:00 pm
Plenary Session

12:00 pm–6:00 pm
EXPO FLOOR OPEN

1:00 pm–4:45 pm
Expo Floor: New Technology Classroom Sessions

3:00 pm
CAGI Certified Compressed Air System Specialist Examinations

5:00-6:00 pm
Show Floor Reception

5:30 pm
Energy Treasure Hunt Raffle

TBD EXPO Closing Networking Event

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 #3

8:00 am–4:00 pm
Level 2: Advanced Management of Compressed Air Systems

8:30 am
CAGI Certified Compressed Air System Specialist Examinations

10:15 am–12:15 pm
Conference Session #4

10:30 am
CAGI Certified Compressed Air System Specialist Examinations

12:15 pm
Conference Adjourns

8:00 am–4:00 pm
Level 2: Advanced Management of Compressed Air Systems

SPECIAL WORKSHOPS

Compressed Air Challenge

Limited capacity – Register early!

Level 1: Fundamentals of Compressed Air Systems

Tuesday, November 2 and Wednesday, November 3, 8:00 am–12:00 pm

Limited to 60 attendees

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.

Level 2: Advanced Management of Compressed Air Systems

Thursday, November 4 and Friday, November 5, 8:00 am–4:00 pm

Limited to 30 attendees

This is an intensive two-day training that provides in-depth technical information on troubleshooting and making improvements to industrial compressed air systems. This training is designed to help end users as well as industry solution providers learn how to:

  1. Collect and use data and tools to assess the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of a compressed air system;
  2. Develop and use a system profile;
  3. Implement a system maintenance program;
  4. Address air quality, highest pressure requirements and high-volume intermittent applications;
  5. Understand complex control system strategies;
  6. Align the supply side to demand side operation;
  7. Explain the value of heat recovery; and
  8. Successfully sell compressed air improvement projects to management.

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.

REGISTRATION COMING SOON

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.

Exam Times

Tuesday, 11/2 at 3:00 pm
Wednesday 11/3 at 3:00 pm
Thursday, 11/4 at 8:30 am and 10:30 am

Limited to 10 per exam.

Students must be seated 15 minutes prior to exam.

REGISTRATION COMING SOON

MORE THAN AN EXPO & CONFERENCE

Opening & Plenary Keynote Presentations

Hear from some of the top technology and system assessment experts along with manufacturing and process industry leaders who have profitably deployed energy and water conservation measures. Speakers in years past have come from Ball Corporation, Eastman, CalPortland, General Mills, Nissan North America and Shaw Industries.

Maintenance & Treasure Hunt Classroom

Located on the show floor, sponsors and exhibitors will organize hands-on workshops to help you and your team optimize your systems and equipment for reliable and efficient performance. Learn to discover quick, low-cost ways to save energy and discover the hidden treasures in facilities you own, operate or service!

Agenda Coming Soon

Daily $1,000 Energy Treasure Hunt Raffle

Stick around for the 5:30 p.m. Energy Treasure Hunt Raffle Drawings on the show floor on Day 1 and Day 2!

Technology Classroom

Located on the show floor, the Technology Classroom will offer exhibitors time and space to meet with guests, present their latest products, projects or studies.

Agenda Coming Soon

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