2021 CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Don’t miss the Welcome Reception from 6 – 8 pm on Monday, November 1st.

Two Conference Tracks

Track 1: Compressed Air Reliability, Safety, Automation & Efficiency
Track 2: Cooling System and Aeration Blower Energy/Water Conservation & Compressed Air Safety

7: Registration Open

7 – 11: Exhibitor Registration and Move-in

7 – 8: Breakfast

8 – 10: Level 1 Compressed Air Challenge Training (Part 1)

8 – 10:  Session #1

Track 1: Maximizing Efficiency and Reliability in Compressed Air Systems, Chair: Chad Larrabee, Global Product Management Leader
Speaker #1: Maintaining for Reliability, David Sleeman, Aftermarket Sales Manager, FS-Elliot
Speaker #2: The Industrial Digital Revolution and Compressed Air: Part 2, Jan Pingel, Product Leader, Digital Solutions, Ingersoll Rand
Speaker #3: Centrifugal Control Strategies to Deliver Optimum Efficiency with High Variable Demand, Chris Nacrelli, Business Development Manager, Atlas Copco Compressors
Speaker #4: Maximize Energy Savings and Improve the Bottom Line, Chris Knuffman, Business Line Manager, Reciprocating & Rotary Screw Compressors, Quincy Compressor

Track 2: Chiller & Cooling Tower Process Cooling Optimization, Chair: Tom Stone, National Sales Manager-Industrial, Thermal Care
Speaker #1:  Industrial, Variable Speed Control – Energy and Water Consumption Savings for Cooling Systems, Tom Stone, National Sales Manager-Industrial, Thermal Care
Speaker #2: VFD Motors in Cooling Systems: Shaft Voltage Causes and Effects and Solutions, Tom Hedrick, Engineer, International Commissioning Engineers
Speaker #3: Water Efficiency and Evaporative Cooling Systems, Dustin Cohick, Product Manager Water Systems, Evapco
Speaker #4: Lessons Learned from Two Cooling System Audits, Tim Dugan, Principle Engineer, Compression Engineering Corporation

10-10:15: Coffee Break

10:15 – 12: Opening Session

10:15-10:20: Welcome! Rod Smith, Publisher, Smith Onandia Communications
10:20-10:45: CAGI Remarks, Chad Larrabee, Education Committee Chair, Compressed Air & Gas Institute
10:45-11:10: Chiller Right-Sizing Projects – A Look at Perceived Demand vs. Actual Demand, Rob Kirts, Global Energy Manager, Stanley Black & Decker
11:10-11:35: Innovations in Process Cooling Design, Bert J. Wesley, P.E., Sr. Principal, Industrial Plant Engineering Practice Leader, Woodard & Curran
11:35-12:00: Digital Innovation for Smart Water, Air and Energy Management, Meredith Englund, VP Water Partnerships, Ecolab & Aviran Yaacov, CEO, Ecoplant

12 – 6:  Expo Floor Open

12 – 2: Lunch

1 – 5: Technology Classroom Presentations

2:30 – 4: 30: Level 1 Compressed Air Challenge Training (Part 2)

3:00: CAGI CCASS Testing

5 – 6:  Show Floor Reception

5:30: Energy Treasure Hunt Raffle Winners Announced!

Two Conference Tracks

Track 1: Compressed Air Reliability, Safety, Automation & Efficiency
Track 2: Cooling System and Aeration Blower Energy/Water Conservation & Compressed Air Safety

7 – 8 Breakfast

8 – 10: Level 1 Compressed Air Challenge Training (Part 3)

8 – 10: Session #2

Track 1: Compressed Air System Automation & Measurement, Chair: Stephen Parry, International Sales Manager, Bay Controls
Speaker #1: Selecting the Right Flow Meter is Vital Compressed Air & Technical Gas Measurements, Pascal Van Putten, CEO, VPinstruments
Speaker #2: Robotic Press Automation in Compressed Air Systems, Aviran Yaacov, CEO, Ecoplant
Speaker #3: Batteryless Sensors Unlock the True Potential of the IoT, David Wentzloff, CEO, Everactive
Speaker #4: The Future of Compressed Air Control – a Giant Leap Forward, Stephen Parry, International Sales Manager, Bay Controls

Track 2: Safe Compressed Air for the Food & Beverage Industry, Chair: Brian Mann, Air Systems Business Development Manager, Sullair
Speaker #1: Factoring in the Sustainability Impact of Oil-Free vs Oil-Injected Compressed Air Systems, Brian Mann, Air Systems Business Development Manager, Sullair
Speaker #2: Best Practices for Compressed Air / Process Gas Non-viable & Viable Sampling & Testing, Johnny So, Project Manager, Commissioning Agents
Speaker #3: Energy Efficiency through Dew Point Switching for Desiccant Regeneration, Justin Walsh, Application Sales Engineer, Vaisala
Panel Discussion

10 – 10:15: Coffee Break

10:15 – 12: Plenary Session

10:15-10:20: What’s Your Energy Mix and Energy/Water/GHG Reduction Strategy?, Rod Smith, Publisher, Best Practices Magazines & EXPO
10:20-10:45: Collaborative Artificial Intelligence Drives Energy Conservation to Save California Dairies, Elhay Farkash, CEO, Zira Group
10:45-11:10: Commitment to a Collaborative Culture Key to Exceeding Sustainability Goals, Nancy McDonell, CEO, Value of the Person
11:10-11:35: Three Levels of Compressed Air Systems, John Bilsky, Facilities Specialist for Compressed Air, Purified Water and N2 Systems, Gentex Corporation
11:35-12:00: TBD

12 – 6: EXPO Floor Open

12 – 2: Lunch

1 – 5: Technology Classroom Presentations

3: CAGI CCASS Testing

2:30 – 4:30: Level 1 Compressed Air Challenge Training (Part 4)

2:30 – 4:30:  Value of the Person Workshop: Collaborative Cultures Reach Sustainability Goals

5:00 – 6:  Show Floor Reception

5:30: Energy Treasure Hunt Raffle Winners Announced!

Two Conference Tracks

Track 1: Compressed Air Reliability, Safety, Automation & Efficiency
Track 2: Cooling System and Aeration Blower Energy/Water Conservation & Compressed Air Safety

7 – 8 Breakfast

8:30: CAGI CCASS Testing

8 – 10:  Session #3

Track 1: Compressed Air Audits and Demand Reduction Projects, Chair: Jon Jensen, Energy Conservation Group Manager, SMC Corporation of America
Speaker #1: Low Hanging Fruit: Demand Side Projects for Energy Efficiency, Jon Jensen, Energy Conservation Group Manager, SMC Corporation of America
Speaker #2: Planning & Performing a Successful Compressed Air Leak Survey Using Ultrasound, Dean Wolever, Regional Manager, UE Systems
Speaker #3: ASME EA-4 – 2010 Energy Assessment for Compressed Air Systems, Tom Taranto, Owner, Data Power Services
Speaker #4: Compressed Air Challenge Training Today, Steve Briscoe, President, Compressed Air Challenge

Track 2: VFD’s and Aeration Blower Energy Savings, Chair: Tom Jenkins, President, JenTech
Speaker #1: Automated Solutions for Optimizing Aeration Blowers by Properly Using VFD, Bob Kisler, Sales Manager, Gardner Denver
Speaker #2: Formulas for Sizing Aeration Blowers, Part 1, Tom Jenkins, President, JenTech
Speaker #3: Formulas for Sizing Aeration Blowers, Part 2, Tom Jenkins, President, JenTech
Panel Discussion

10 – 10:15: Coffee Break

10:30: CAGI CCASS Testing

10:15 – 12:15:  Session #4

Track 1: Implementing Turn-key Energy System Integration Projects for Maximum Success, Chair: Tim Dugan, Principle Engineer, Compression Engineering Corporation
Speaker #1: Definition, Technical Services, Models and Team Players for Successful Turn-key Energy System Integration Projects, Tim Dugan, Principle Engineer, Compression Engineering Corporation
Speaker #2: Case Studies of a Small Firm Implementing Complex Compressed Air Piping Projects, Jason DuPriest
Speaker #3: Case Studies of Large Company implementing Large Design-Build Central Cooling Projects, Chris Workman, Industrial Sector Business Development Director, Willdan
Speaker #4: Case Studies of Turn-key Compressed Air Projects with Verified Energy Savings, Benjamin Mamola, Managing Director, BPT Energy

Track 2: Cooling Water & Compressed Air Filtration and Standards, Chair: Roderick Smith, Publisher, Best Practices Magazines & Expo
Speaker #1: Selecting Water Filtration Devices For Your HVAC Process Cooling Loops, Keith Karl, Filtration Product Manager, AquaPhoenix Scientific
Speaker #2: TBD
Speaker #3: The New 3-A Sanitary Standards Recommendations for Compressed Air, Roderick Smith, Publisher, Best Practices Magazines & Expo
Panel Discussion

12:15: Event Adjourns