Pick Your Track

TRACK 1: QUALITY & SAFETY MANAGEMENT

Monday, October 14th

Session #1 1 Critical Compressed Air Purity Specifications and Compliance

Chair: TBD

  • An Overview of ISO 8573.1 Compressed Air Purity Classes Designed to Define Specifications
    TBD
  • Dew Point in Compressed Air-Frequently Asked Questions
    Juhani Lehto, Product Manager, Vaisala
  • Microbial Sampling and Verifying Compliance with Compressed Air Purity Specifications
    Maria Sandoval, Laboratory Director, Trace Analytics
  • Dew Point and Energy Costs of Different Types of Compressed Air Dryers
    Frank Moskowitz, Service Sales Manager – AirScan, Atlas Copco Compressors

Session #2  Safety: ISO13849 & Pneumatic Machinery

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

  • Pneumatic Safety Functions and Standards Including ISO 13849-1
    Jon Jensen, Certified Machinery Safety Expert, SMC Corporation of America
  • Benefits of Fluid Power Certification and Work Force Development
    John Martin, IFPS Member, International Fluid Power Society
  • TBD
  • TBD

Tuesday, October 15th

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
  • Smart Ultrasonic Leak Detection
    Christian Schreiber, International Sales Manager, Sonotec
  • Using Flow Meters and IoT to Visualize Compressed Air Leaks
    Randy Olson, Area Sales Manager, Dakota Fluid Power
  • TBD

Session #4 Food Processing – Safely Using Compressed Air, Vacuum and Blower Systems

Chair: TBD, Atlas Copco

  • What to Look for When Deciding to Go Oil-Free
    TBD, Atlas Copco
  • Ensuring Dry Compressed Air Under Variable Load Profiles
    Lim Gaik Siang, SPX FLOW
  • TBD
  • TBD

Wednesday, October 16th

Session #5  TBD

Session #6 TBD

TRACK 2: FACILITY MAINTENANCE & RELIABILITY

Monday, October 14th

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
    Jeff Dickson, Sales Manager, John Bouchard & Sons
  •  IoT Proactive Maintenance and Control Optimization
    Aviran Yaacov, CEO, EcoPlant
  • Ensuring Stable Compressed Air Pressure for the Plant
    Gershom Jerome, Marketing Manager, ELGi
  • TBD

Session #2  Session #2 Maintenance Training & Leak Surveys

Chair: Timothy Dowell, Maintenance Manager, Electrolux

  • Addressing the Skilled Workforce Shortage
    Timothy Dowell, Technical Trainer/Predictive Maintenace, Electrolux
  • Training for the Optimal Use of Ultrasonic Leak Detection
    TBD, 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

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
    TBD, Atlas Copco

Session #4 Optimizing Air Blow in Industrial Automation

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

  • Three Common Blow-Off Air Optimization Projects
    Frank Melch, Vice President, Zorn Compressor & Equipment
  • Save Air While Using Compressed 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
    Pascal Van Putten, CEO, VPInstruments

Wednesday, October 16th

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, Atlas Copco Compressors
  • TBD
  • TBD

Session #6: TBD

TRACK 3: ENERGY CONSERVATION / IoT MONITORING

Monday, October 14th

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

Session #2  United Voice of the Compressed Air Industry

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

  • How Air Treatment Increases the Efficiency of Compressed Air Systems
    Jay Francis, CAGI Air Drying & Filtration Section Chair, CAGI
  • The Industrial Digital Revolution and Compressed Air
    Keith Staninger, CAGI Member, CAGI
  • Put the Heat from Your Compressor System to Work for You
    Wayne Perry, CAGI System Assessment Section Chair, CAGI
  • Vacuum & Blower Performance Standards and Applications
    Stephen Horne, CAGI Blower & Vacuum Section Chair, CAGI

Tuesday, October 15th

Session #3 Industrial Vacuum Energy Efficiency Projects

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

  • Applying VSD Vacuum Technology for Energy Savings
    Walter See, Product Marketing Manager, Atlas Copco Industrial Vacuum
  • The Benefits of a Centralized Vacuum System
    Tim Dugan, President, Compression Engineering Corporation
  • TBD
  • TBD

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?
    TBD, Atlas Copco

Wednesday, October 16th

Session #5  System Assessment Measurement & Verification

Chair: Sam Dick, Certified M&V Professional, Comairco Equipment

  • Utility Incentives for Compressed Air Systems
    Jonathan Salais, Certified Energy Manager, Consumers Energy
  • Measurement & Verification: Where Did the Savings Go?
    Sam Dick, Certified M&V Professional, Comairco Equipment
  • TBD
  • TBD

Session #6: TBD

TRACK 4: WATER CONSERVATION / ENERGY MANAGEMENT

Monday, October 14th

Session #1 Vacuum & Air Compressor Projects to Reduce Process Cooling Water Demand

Chair: Clint Browning, Solberg International

  • Water-Separator Application Engineering Enabling Use of Dry Vacuum Pumps
    Sarah Solberg, Director International Sales, Solberg International
  • Plant Reduces Water Demand by Switching to Dry Vacuum
    TBD, Atlas Copco
  • Evaluating if Air-Cooled can Replace Water-Cooled Air Compressors
    TBD
  • Advances in Air Compressor High Ambient Packages
    TBD

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

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 Sphagnum Moss for Treating Water
    Steve Haller, President, HW Environmental, 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.

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
    TBD, Atlas Copco
  • 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

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
  • TBD

Session #6: TBD