SPEAK AT THE CONFERENCE

We appreciate your interest in submitting an abstract to speak at the 2019 Best Practices EXPO & Conference To submit an abstract, please complete and submit the form below. As a Speaker, you will receive complimentary access to the Conference, a $675 value.

The conference will focus on the industrial plant utilities of compressed air, blower, vacuum and cooling systems. Presentations that highlight intersections between these plant utilities are greatly welcomed. Presentations should also encompass one or more of these themes.

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.

Presentations must be educational in nature and may not sell or promote any particular product or service during the presentation. Any presentations that attempt to sell a company’s products or services will not be accepted. Sessions are 2 hours long featuring 4 speakers, with 30 minutes allotted for each speaker’s presentation.

By submitting this abstract, you are granting permission to use this information (name, job title, company, bio and presentation info) within conference promotional materials.

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For questions, please contact Bill Smith, tel: 412-980-9904.