CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Two Conference Tracks

Track 1. On-Site Utility Sustainability: Energy & Cooling Water Conservation

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. Receive 8 PDH credits.

Track 2. On-Site Utility Reliability, Safety and Quality

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. Receive 8 PDH credits.

TRACK 1: On-Site Utility Sustainability: Energy & Cooling Water Conservation (Room 104)

Tuesday, October 4th

8 – 10 AM: Session #1 CAGI Seminar – Case Studies in Compressed Air Efficiency 

Chair: Chad Larrabee, Global Product Management Leader, Ingersoll Rand

  • Evaluation of Supply & Demand to Improve Compressed Air System Efficiency Case Studies
    Brian Mann, Air Systems Manager, Sullair 
  • How System Assessments can Reduce Maintenance & Repair Costs on Aging Equipment
    Chris Knuffman, Business Line Manager – Reciprocating and Rotary Screw Compressors, Quincy Compressor
  • Strategies for Improving Compressed Air System Efficiencies Through Innovative Solutions
    Neil Mehltretter, Technical Director, Kaeser Compressors
  • Maximizing Efficiency With Large Demand Fluctuations
    Mark Krisa, Global Technology Manager – Air Systems and Digital Solutions, Ingersoll Rand

10:15 – 12 PM: Opening Session 

  • Welcome! A Focus on Food Processing
    Roderick Smith, Publisher, Best Practices Magazine & EXPO
  • CAGI Remarks
    Chad Larrabee, Education Committee Chair, Compressed Air & Gas Institute
  • Reliable Compressed Air Quality & Verification
    John Bilsky, Facilities Specialist for Compressed Air, Purified Water and N2 Systems, Gentex Corporation
  • Aligning Our Incentives
    Michael Younis, Director of Energy and Sustainability CoE, Georgia-Pacific
  • Efficiency, Connectivity, Reliability of Compressed Air Treatment Systems – 10 Easy Tips
    Tilo Fruth, President, BEKO Technologies

12:15 -1 PM: Lunch  

  • Sponsor Presentation: Total Cost of Ownership Comparison—Oil Flooded vs. Oil Free Air Systems, Brian Mann, Air Systems Manager, Sullair

Wednesday, October 5th

8 – 10 AM: Session #2 Improving Industrial Energy and Cooling Water Efficiency

Chair: Doug Barndt, Utilities Engineering Manager, Danone North America

  • Improving Industrial Energy and Cooling Water Efficiency-Lessons Learned Over 16 Years
    Doug Barndt, Utilities Engineering Manager, Danone North America
  • Low-Cost / No-Cost Flow Reduction: Demand Side Projects for Energy Efficiency
    Jon Jensen, Energy Conservation Group Manager, SMC Corp. of America
  • Critical Insights for Cooling Systems: Off-Design Turndown, Thermal Balancing, and Nominal Ratings
    Clayton Penhallegon Jr., Managing Member, Integrated Services Group 
  • Greener Compressed Air Systems – Reducing the Environmental Impact of Air Systems
    Paul Edwards, Principal, Compressed Air Consultants

10:15-12 PM: Plenary Session 

  • Unmonitored Compressed Air as a Manufactured Food Ingredient
    Andy Poplin, Corporate Sales Director, Atlas Machine & Supply
  • Market Trend Towards Air-Over-the-Fence Systems
    Steve Briscoe, Director of Sales, Pattons
  • Managing Operational Energy at Intertape Polymer Group
    Dr. Michael B. Jones, Director of Corporate Energy, Intertape Polymer Group
  • Multi-Factory Remote Control & Monitoring of Chilled Water and Compressed Air System Performance
    Dean Smith, Manager of Auditing & System Design, iZ Systems

12:15 -1 PM: Lunch

Thursday, October 6th

8 – 10 AM: Session #3: Vacuum System Energy & Water Conservation Projects

Chair: Eddie Ostervold, President, EW-Klein & Co.

  • Sizing Vacuum Pumps for Reliability and Efficiency
    Dayne Crowley, Product Manager, Gardner Denver Nash
  • Optimized Maintenance and Water Usage of Liquid Ring Vacuum Pumps in Paper Industry
    Dan Barnette, Vice President, E.W. Klein & Co.
  • How to Save 90% of Water Consumption on a Liquid Ring Vacuum Pump
    Eddie Ostervold, President, E.W. Klein & Co.
  • System Design: Dry vs. Wet Vacuum Pumps in Plastics
    Tie Duan, Solutions Engineer, E.W. Klein & Co.

10:15 – 12:15 PM: Session #4: Measuring & Monitoring Efficiency Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Chair: Clayton Penhallegon Jr., Managing Member, Integrated Services Group

  • Can Compressed Air Audits be Automated with Auto-Analyzers?
    Rok Trelc, Compressed Air Consultant, HPE
  • Your Fundamental KPI with Air Compressors: Efficiency!
    Pascal van Putten, CEO, VPInstruments
  • Driving Success with VFDs in Cooling Systems
    Clayton Penhallegon Jr., Managing Member, Integrated Services Group 
  • DOE’s MEASUR Tool – Compressed Air Module Overview
    Alex Botts, R&D Research Assistant, Oak Ridge National Laboratories

TRACK 2: On-Site Utility Reliability, Safety and Quality (Room 105)

Tuesday, October 4th

8 – 10 AM: Session #1: Compressed Air Compliance with Quality/Safety Management Systems

Chair: Tom Taranto, Principal, Data Power Services

  • Compressed Air as a Quality/Safety Manufacturing Process Variable – Compliance Verification Tips
    Tom Taranto, Principal, Data Power Services
  • Verifying Compressed Air Dryer/Filter/Drain Performance for Quality Reporting Systems
    Nitin G. Shanbhag, President, Mikropor America
  • Avoiding Quality-Related Production Downtime: Realtime ISO 8573-1 Compressed Air Quality Monitoring and Audits
    Simon Gleissner, General Manager, SUTO iTEC
  • From Air Compressors to Purification: Compressed Air Asset Management
    Gorazd Bregar, CEO, CALMS Air

10:15 – 12 PM: Opening Session

  • Welcome! A Focus on Food Processing
    Roderick Smith, Publisher, Best Practices Magazine & EXPO
  • CAGI Remarks
    Chad Larrabee, Education Committee Chair, Compressed Air & Gas Institute
  • Reliable Compressed Air Quality & Verification
    John Bilsky, Facilities Specialist for Compressed Air, Purified Water and N2 Systems, Gentex Corporation
  • Aligning Our Incentives
    Michael Younis, Director of Energy and Sustainability CoE, Georgia-Pacific
  • Efficiency, Connectivity, Reliability of Compressed Air Treatment Systems – 10 Easy Tips
    Tilo Fruth, President, BEKO Technologies

12:15 -1 PM: Lunch  

  • Sponsor Presentation: Total Cost of Ownership Comparison—Oil Flooded vs. Oil Free Air Systems, Brian Mann, Air Systems Manager, Sullair

Wednesday, October 5th

8 – 10 AM: Session #2: Reliable Nitrogen, Cooling Water and Compressed Air System Design

Chair: Bert Wesley, Senior Principal, Woodard & Curran

  • Oil-Free, Water-Cooled Air Compressor System Designs
    Tim Dugan, President, Compression Engineering Corporation
  • Cooling System Designs for Water-Cooled Air Compressors
    Bert Wesley, Senior Principal, Woodard & Curran
  • Nitrogen System Designs for Food Industry Applications
    Mike Flowe, Nitrogen Generation Specialist, Flowe Nitrogen Systems
  • Reducing Energy Consumption For Temporary Air Compressor & Blower Needs
    Matt Piedmonte, Director, Aerzen Rental

10:15-12 PM: Plenary Session

  • Unmonitored Compressed Air as a Manufactured Food Ingredient
    Andy Poplin, Corporate Sales Director, Atlas Machine & Supply
  • Market Trend Towards Air-Over-the-Fence Systems
    Steve Briscoe, Director of Sales, Pattons
  • Managing Operational Energy at Intertape Polymer Group
    Dr. Michael B. Jones, Director of Corporate Energy, Intertape Polymer Group
  • Multi-Factory Remote Control & Monitoring of Chilled Water and Compressed Air System Performance
    Dean Smith, Manager of Auditing & System Design, iZ Systems

12:15 -1 PM: Lunch 

Thursday, October 6th

8 – 10 AM: Session #3:  Piping Design for Reliable Compressed Air & Vacuum Systems

Chair: Josh Wamser, Principal, Industrial Compressor Solutions

  • Compressed Air & Vacuum Piping Analysis
    Tim Dugan, President, Compression Engineering Corporation
  • Use of Sonic Nozzles for Compressed Air Balancing and Distribution
    Mustafa Uslu, CEO, Revindus
  • Compressed Air Distribution Piping and Pressure Drop
    Scott Folsom, Director of Channel Development, FS-Curtis
  • Design Compressed Air Distribution like an Electrical Grid
    Josh Wamser, Principal, Industrial Compressor Solutions

10:15 – 12:15 PM: Session #4: Utility Energy Incentives and Food Processing Best Practice Guides for On-site Utilities

Chair: Roderick Smith, Publisher, Best Practices Magazine & Expo

  • Food Processing Best Practice On-Site Utility Guides for Cooling Water, Nitrogen, Compressed Air & Vacuum
    Roderick Smith, Publisher, Best Practices Magazines & Expo 
  • Roundtable Discussion: Dairy (Milk & Cheese) Best Practice Guide Working Group Creation, Content Structure
    Frank Melch, Vice President, Zorn Compressor & Equipment
  • Energy Incentive Program Administrator Minimum Data/Reporting Needs for Compressed Air System Assessments
    Christopher Sullivan-Trainor, Consortium for Energy Efficiency
  • Roundtable Discussion: Vacuum Audit Case Study and Need for Energy Incentives Targeting Vacuum Systems?
    Ron Marshall, Chief Auditor, Marshall Compressed Air Consultants
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