Industrial Utility Efficiency

Best Practices 2023 EXPO Focus Area: Pure and Safe Compressed Air Quality

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. 

New Technology EXPO Classroom – Presentations by Compressed Air Purification, Pneumatics, Piping and Measurement Manufacturers

  • Aluminum Compressed Air Pipe Sizing & Installation, Chad Hills, Director, AIRpipe USA
  • Air Management System, Jon Jensen, Energy Efficiency Manager, SMC Corporation of America
  • Clean Energy. Clean Air. Clean Food, Tilo Fruth, President, BEKO Technologies
  • Deoxo Nitrogen/Hydrogen Purifier and MDX Gas Dryer, Mike Kinnucane, Nitrogen Business Development Manager, Mikropor
  • 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
  • The Future of Compressed Air Instrumentation, Martin Zeller, General Manager, CS Instruments USA
  • Energy Recovery Solutions to Lower Your Carbon Footprint, Luc Linart, Global Product Manager Energy Recovery & Measurements, Atlas Copco Compressors
  • Why Compressor Direct Output Flow Rate is Important, and How to Measure, Ray Fang, International Sales Director, Comate Intelligent Sensor
  • Seeing the Unseen: Illuminating Energy Conservation & Electrical Safety with Ultrasonic Imaging, Dean Wolever, Regional Manager, UE Systems 
  • Oil Free Air, Wolfgang Strobelt, Sales Manager Plant Engineering – CEP, Boge America

New Technology EXPO Classroom - Full Schedule

Conference Presentations by Compressed Air Purification, Pneumatics, Piping and Measurement Manufacturers

  • 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
  • Compressed Air Condensate Removal and Drain Monitoring Procedures to Ensure Production Quality, John Bilsky, Facilities Specialist Compressed Air-Purified Water-Nitrogen, Gentex Corporation
  • 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
  • Compressed Air Purity Requirements for Plant and Process Air, Ryan Remington, National Sales Manager, Pneumatic Products, Hankison
  • The Best Way to Remove Moisture from the Compressed Air System, Leslie Marshall, National Account Manager, Atlas Copco Compressors
  • Energy Efficient Compressed Air Drying for “Air Over the Fence” Applications, Chuck Henderson, Vice President, Henderson Engineering
  • 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
  • Hybrid Instrument Air Dryer System Technology Deployment, Abdulaziz Dulaijan, Senior Engineer, Saudi Aramco
  • Sustainable Development Goals: Energy Efficiency in Pneumatic Systems, Jon Jensen, Energy Efficiency Manager, SMC Corporation of America
  • Next-Level Food-Industry Automation Using Edge Computing on Pneumatics, Tom Taranto, Owner, Data Power Services
  • Compressed Air System Measurement and Data-Collection in all Project Phases, Tim Dugan, President, Compression Engineering Corporation
  • Keeping Energy Improvement Projects on Track with Measurement, Pascal van Putten, CEO, VPInstruments
  • Compressed Air Leak Detection: Acoustic Cameras vs Traditional Leak Detector, Brian Kavanagh, Sales Director, Sonotec
  • Compressed Air Demand: The Final Frontier, Paul Edwards, Principal, Compressed Air Consultants
  • From Fresh to Soggy – Quality Monitoring: How Compressed Air Condensate Affects Food Quality, Simon Gleissner, Managing Director, SUTO iTEC
  • Verifying Compressed Air Purity Compliance with SQF and BRC Food Safety & Quality Requirements System, Maria Sandoval, Laboratory Director, Trace Analytics
  • Compressed Air and Cooling Water Systems: The Forgotten Additives/Ingredients in Dairy Products, Alex O’Brien – CGA, Food Safety / Quality Coordinator, Center for Dairy Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Microbiological Issues in Food & Beverage Compressed & High Risk Ambient Air Systems, Charles Giambrone, Food Safety Programs Coordinator, Rochester Midland Corp.

Full Conference Schedule

Compressed Air Purification, Aluminum Piping, Pneumatics and Measurement Technologies on the EXPO Floor

  • +38-50°F (3-10°C) Dew Point Refrigerated Dryers: Non-cycling, cycling, VSD, HIT
  • -20 to -100°F (-20 to -100°C) Dew Point Desiccant & Membrane Dryers: Heatless, Heated, Heat-of-Compression, Deliquescent, Membrane
  • 435-7000 psig (30-476 bar) High Pressure Refrigerated and Desiccant Dryers
  • Liquid, Oil Aerosol, Oil Vapor, Particulate and Sterile Filters
  • Electric-Timed and Zero Air-Loss Condensate Drains and Oil-Water Separators
  • Aluminum Piping Systems, < 232 psig (16 bar), ¾” to 10” diameter (20-350mm)
  • Aluminum Piping Systems, 232–1015 psig (16-70 bar), ¾” to 2 1/2” diameter (20-63mm)
  • Pneumatic Actuators, Directional Control Valves and Components for Pneumatic Circuits
  • Ultrasonic and Acoustic Imaging Leak Detection for Compressed Air
  • Compressed Air Flow and Dew Point Meters, Pressure Sensors, Inlet and Ambient Temperature Sensors
Compressed Air Purification Exhibitors Booth Number
Air Production & Service 1641
Air System Products 1438
Air Treatment Solutions 1216
Altec AIR 1834
Atlas Copco Compressors 1716
BEKO Technologies 1548
Clean Resources 1722
Control Devices 1443
Dryline Technologies 1252
Edmac Compressor Parts 1324
Fluid-Aire Dynamics 1740
Generon 1350
Great Lakes Air Products 1243
JORC Industrial 1221
Kaeser Compressors 1743
KSI Technologies Canada 1724
Mikropor 1331
nano-purification solutions 1824
Parker Hannifin 1554
Peak Gas Generation 1340
Sahara Air Products 1354
SMC 1444
Tsunami Compressed Air Solutions 1452
Van Air Systems 1325
Walker Filtration 1540


Piping & Storage Exhibitors Booth Number
Aignep USA 1318
AIRpipe USA 1448
Applied System Technologies 1521
Atlas Copco Compressors 1716
Fluid-Aire Dynamics 1740
Kaeser Compressors 1743
Parker Hannifin 1554
Prevost 1231
Sicomat 1225


Measurement & Pneumatics Exhibitors Booth Number
Aignep USA 1318
CDI Meters 1622
Comate Intelligent Sensor 1518
CS Instruments 1731
Parker Hannifin 1554
SMC 1444
Revindus 1635
SUTO iTEC 1543
Trace Analytics 1422
VPInstruments 1817


Full Exhibitor Directory.


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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