Industrial Utility Efficiency

Best Practices 2023 EXPO Focus Area: Air Compressor Technology


The 5th annual and largest-ever Best Practices 2023 EXPO & Conference is taking place October 23-25, 2023 at McCormick Place in Chicago. The event offers visitors the unique opportunity to meet with technical leaders of the leading global manufacturers of air compressors.

Manufacturing, engineering firm and equipment sales personnel can get any technical questions answered directly from their air compressor vendors on the EXPO Floor, at the New Technology EXPO Classroom or in Conference Sessions. 

Air Compressor Exhibitors 

  Booth Number
ACE Compressor Services 1718
Aerzen Rental 1837
Air Production & Service 1641
Alkin Compressors 1327
Anest Iwata Americas 1721
Atlas Copco Compressors 1716
Bauer Compressors 1441
Blue Storm Air 1220
Bobcat Company 1316
BOGE America 1527
Coltri Compressors 1348
CompressAir 1335
EL-AV Compressors 1631
ELGi North America 1820
Fluid-Aire Dynamics 1740
FS-Curtis/FS-Elliott 1417
Hanwha Power Systems America 1620
Hertz Kompressoren 1727
Kaeser Compressors 1743
Kaishan Compressor 1516
Kellogg American Air Compressors 1321
Lone Star Blower and Compressor 1531
Lupamat 1544
Masia Group 1717
Nardi Americas 1627
National Compressor Services 1420
Powerex 1214
Sauer Compressors USA 1424
Schulz of America 1532
Sullair - Hitachi Global Air Power 1752
Sullivan-Palatek 1524
Tamsan-USA Compressors 1344
Tamturbo 1227
Termomeccanica Industrial Compressors 1341
Turbowin 1338
VMC USA 1637
WEG 1617


New Technology EXPO Classroom – Presentations by Air Compressor Manufacturers

  • We are Bobcat… Now in Industrial Air, Patrick Jakeway, General Manager, Doosan Bobcat North America
  • Kaeser Measurement Technology (KMT) a New Suite of Compressed Air Sensors, Neil Mehltretter Technical Director Kaeser Compressors
  • Oil Carryover: Prevention is Better Than the Cure, Cody Leatherman, Product Manager – Consumable Products, Hitachi Global Air Power US/Sullair
  • Application of Rental Blowers in Industrial Wastewater and Pneumatic Conveying, Meghan Babineaux, Regional Sales Manager, Aerzen Rental
  • From Compressed Air to Power Generation: Kaishan’s Vision for Building a Better, More Efficient Future, Dave George, President, Kaishan USA
  • Applications Vary by Pressure; Selecting the Right Technology, Mert Alpagut, Country Manager, Hertz Kompressoren
  • Upcoming Department of Energy 2025 Regulation of Rotary Air Compressor Isentropic Efficiency, Bruce McFee President Sullivan-Palatek
  • Remote Monitoring on Rental Compressors, Jim Riley, Business Development Rental Manager, Sauer Compressors USA
  • Energy Recovery Solutions to Lower Your Carbon Footprint, Luc Linart, Global Product Manager Energy Recovery & Measurements, Atlas Copco Compressors
  • Centrifugal Air Compressor Sizing & Fundamentals, JD Schroeder, Applications Engineering Manager, FS-Elliot
  • Oil Free Air, Wolfgang Strobelt, Sales Manager Plant Engineering – CEP, Boge America

Conference Presentations by Air Compressor Manufacturers - Receive PDH credits

  • Maximizing Energy Efficiency and Productivity with Compressed Air & Gas Institute’s Resources, Frank Mueller, President, CAGI
  • Pharmaceutical Compressed Air: The Good Practice Guide for Process Gases, Chad Larrabee, Product Management Leader, Oil Free Compressors, Ingersoll Rand
  • Compressed Air Energy Savings and Quality Gains at a Commercial Bakery, Brian Mann, Product Manager, Hitachi Global Air Power US/Sullair
  • Centrifugal Air Compressor Sizing & Fundamentals, JD Schroeder, Applications Engineering Manager, FS-Elliot
  • Compressed Air as a Utility and Centralizing a System, Neil Mehltretter, Technical Director, Kaeser Compressors
  • Calculating the Impact of Artificial Demand and Pneumatic Cylinders, Mark Krisa, Strategic Account Manager, Ingersoll Rand
  • Dryer Purge Air and Tuning Heat of Compression Dryers, Jarett Lieser, AIRScan Audit Specialist, Atlas Copco Compressors
  • Centrifugal Air Compressor Cooling Water Mitigation, James Bristow, North American Sales Manager, Hanwha Power Systems
  • Demand Side Design Effects on VSD Air Compressor Efficiency, Josh Wamser, President, Industrial Compressor Solutions
  • The Best Way to Remove Moisture from the Compressed Air System, Leslie Marshall, National Account Manager, Atlas Copco Compressors
  • Ensuring Vacuum Quality in Food Packaging and Freeze Drying, Bryan A. Jensen, Engineered System Solutions Manager, Rogers Machinery Company
  • Process and Sterile Filtration – Key to Minimizing Contamination and Protecting Brand Reputation, Michael Lewis, Business Development Manager, Atlas Copco Compressors
  • Preventative vs. Proactive Compressed Air System Maintenance for Consistency and Quality, Keynan Lewton, Air Compressor Maintenance Specialist, Fluid-Aire Dynamics

Air Compressor Technologies on the EXPO Floor (fixed, VSD, variable capacity drives; water- and air-cooled)

  • 15-58 psig (2-4 bar): low-pressure; lubricated and oil-free rotary screw
  • 80-220 psig (5.5-15 bar): lubricated reciprocating, rotary screw
  • 45-190 psig (3-13 bar): oil-free scroll, reciprocating, rotary screw, centrifugal
  • 145-6000 psig (10-408 bar): boosters; lubricated, oil-free, reciprocating, screw
  • 435-1500 psig (30-102 bar): medium pressure; oil-free reciprocating, centrifugal
  • 1000-7000 psig (68-476 bar): high pressure; reciprocating, centrifugal
  • 25-5000 psig (2-340 bar): low, medium and high pressure rental air compressors
  • Controls, Heat Recovery, Containerized Systems, Inlet/Oil Filtration, Lubrication

For easier access, Pre-Register and we will have your badge ready upon your arrival.


About Best Practices 2023 EXPO & Conference

The Best Practices 2023 EXPO & Conference is devoted to Sustainable, Safe and Reliable On-Site Utilities Powering Automation – including compressed air, blower, vacuum, pneumatics and cooling water systems. Join manufacturing, engineering firm, and equipment sales personnel for Continuing Education (PDH Credits), Certification Exams and Networking Opportunities on October 23-25, 2023 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. Visit