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● How to Correctly Apply & Size Oil-Free Vacuum Pumps - Sponsored by Atlas Copco - Presenter Andy Smiltneek, President, Growth Solutions Consultants.- Learn more.

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021 - 2:00 PM EST - Free Registration

● Understanding and Calculating Air Compressor Specific Power - Presenter, Loran Circle, Senior Consultant, Circle Training & Consulting - Sponsored by Kaeser Compressors. - Learn more.

Thursday, May 13th, 2021 - 2:00 PM EST - Free Registration

● Managing Cooling Tower Cycles of Concentration - Presenter Nick McCall, P.E., Technical Manager, Woodard & Curran. - Sponsored by SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc. - Learn more.

Thursday, May 20th, 2021 - 2:00 PM EST - Free Registration

● Vacuum Centralization in Food & Bev Applications - Presenter Tim Dugan, P.E., President and Principal Engineer, Compression Engineering Corporation - Sponsored by Busch Vacuum Solutions.

Thursday, June 10th, 2021 - 2:00 PM EST - Free Registration

● Dryer/Filter Quality KPI’s: Dew Point/Pressure Before Summer Hits - Presenter, Chris Beals, President, Air System Management, Inc. - Sponsored by BEKO Technologies.

Thursday, June 17th, 2021 - 2:00 PM EST - Free Registration

● Aeration Blower Control Strategies - Presenter Tom Jenkins, P.E., President, JenTech Inc. - Sponsored by APG-Neuros. - Learn more.

Thursday, July 15th, 2021 - 2:00 PM EST - Free Registration

● Air Compressor & Dryer Sizing for High Ambient Temperatures - Presenter, Paul Baker, Sr. Mechanical Engineer, Jacobs - Sponsored by BEKO Technologies and Kaeser Compressors.

Thursday, August 12th, 2021 - 2:00 PM EST - Free Registration

● Vacuum Specification Fundamentals: Flow vs. Pressure - Presenter Andy Smiltneek, President, Growth Solutions Consultants - Sponsored by Busch Vacuum Solutions.

Thursday, September 16th, 2021 - 2:00 PM EST - Free Registration

● Precise Cooling Temperature Control Ensures Quality and Increased Cycle Counts - Presenter Bert J. Wesley, P.E., Sr. Principal, Industrial Plant Engineering Practice Leader, Woodard & Curran.

Thursday, November 18th, 2021 - 2:00 PM EST - Free Registration

● Measuring KPI’s for Efficiency: kW, Flow and Pressure - Presenter, Tim Dugan - Sponsored by Trace Analytics and VPInstruments.

Thursday, December 6th, 2021 - 2:00 PM EST - Free Registration

Webinar Archive 

Our Latest Webinars

Common Causes & Solutions for Compressed Air Pressure Drop - Presenter, Tom Taranto, Owner, Data Power Services - Sponsored by FS-Curtis/FS-Elliott.

Sorting Through the Menu of Aeration Blower Technologies - Sponsored by Continental Blower - Presenter Julie Gass, P. E., Lead Mechanical Process Engineer, Black & Veatch.

Finding, Fixing and Monitoring Compressed Air Leaks - Presenter, Ron Marshall, Chief Auditor, Compressed Air Consulting - Sponsored by UE Systems.

Measuring KPI's: kW, Flow, Pressure, Dew Point - Presenter Tim Dugan, P.E., President and Principal Engineer, Compression Engineering Corporation - Sponsored by Kahn Instruments and VPInstruments.

Air Compressor Technology

Calculating Storage for Demand Events - Presenter Tom Taranto, Owner, Data Power Services - Sponsored by BEKO Technologies and Kaeser Compressors.

VSD Air Compressor Installation Guidelines - Presenter Loran Circle, Senior Consultant, Circle Training & Consulting.

Air Compressor Master Controls to Prevent Control Gap - Presenter Tim Dugan, P.E., President and Principal Engineer, Compression Engineering Corporation - Sponsored by BEKO Technologies and VPInstruments.

The“Unofficial 3 Levels" of Compressed Air Best Practices Systems - Presenter Rod Smith, Publisher/Producer, Compressed Air Best Practices® Magazine and the Best Practices EXPO & Conference.

7 Common Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Compressed Air System Efficiency - Presenter Ron Marshall, Chief Auditor, Compressed Air Consulting.

Air Compressor Lubrication & Maintenance - Presenter Loran Circle, Senior Consultant, Circle Training & Consulting. - Sponsored by Summit Lubricants.

Calculating Storage Volume for Compressed Air Systems- Presenter Tom Taranto, Owner, Data Power Services. - Sponsored by BEKO Technologies.

Control Strategies for Multiple VFD Air Compressors - Presenter Ron Marshall, Chief Auditor, Marshall Compressed Air Consulting. Sponsored by Kaeser Compressors.

Selecting & Sizing Oil-Free Air Compressors - Presenter Tom Taranto, Owner, Data Power Services. - Sponsored by Nidec Motor and Atlas Copco Compressors.

Visualizing KPI’s: Specific Power, Flow, Pressure, Dewpoint - Presenter Ron Marshall, Chief Auditor, Marshall Compressed Air Consulting. - Sponsored by VPInstruments.

Proper Installation & Sizing of VSD Air Compressors - Presenter Ross Orr, Systems Engineer, Compressor Energy Services.

5 Tips on Optimizing VFD Air Compressors - Presented by Loran Circle, Senior Consultant, Compressed Air System Training & Consulting - Sponsored by Kaeser Compressors.

How to Size VSD Air Compressors - Presented by Tim Dugan P.E., President & Principal Engineer, Compression Engineering Corporation. Sponsored by Atlas Copco Compressors.

IoT and Compressed Air Management Systems - Presented by Tim Dugan P.E., President & Principal Engineer, Compression Engineering Corporation. Sponsored by Kaeser Compressors.

When to Install a VSD Air Compressor - Presented by Tim Dugan P.E., President & Principal Engineer, Compression Engineering Corporation. Sponsored by Atlas Copco & VPInstuments.

Lowering Compressed Air Pressure: What Works in the Plastics Industry - Presented by Peter Rhoten, President, Hope Air Systems. Sponsored by Kaeser Compressors.

Metal Fabrication and Machining Best Practices with Compressed Air Systems - Presented by Andy Poplin, Sales Manager, Atlas Machine & Supply. Sponsored by BEKO Technologies.

Compressed Air Purification & Piping

Measuring Dew Point for Process Safety, Quality & Efficiency - Presenter Ron Marshall, Chief Auditor, Compressed Air Consulting - Sponsored by Vaisala.

Designing Piping Systems for Low Pressure Drop - Presenter Tom Taranto, Owner, Data Power Services. - Sponsored by Kaeser Compressors.

Safety and Quality in Compressed Air: Why You Should Care - Presenter Loran Circle, Senior Consultant, Circle Training & Consulting. - Sponsored by Trace Analytics and BEKO Technologies.

Compressed Air Condensate Drain Selection and Oil/Water Separation - Presented by Loran Circle, Senior Consultant, Circle Training & Consulting - Sponsored by BEKO Technologies.

Safe Quality Food Standard: 5 Compressed Air Criteria - Presented by Phil Kruger, General Manager, Harris Equipment. Sponsored by BEKO Technologies and Trace Analytics.

Heat of Compression Desiccant Dryers Basic Principles - Presented by Hank Van Ormer, Founder, Air Power USA. Sponsored by Henderson Engineering Company.

Nitrogen Use in Food Processing & Packaging - Presented by Bruce Welt, Professor in the Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department at the University of Florida. Sponsored by Parker Industrial Gas Filtration and Generation Division.

Benefits & Technology for Decentralizing a -40 ºF Dew Point - Presented by Hank Van Ormer, Founder, Air Power USA. Sponsored by BEKO Technologies & Kahn Instruments.

Benefits of Desiccant Dryer Dew Point & Purge Control - Presented by Hank Van Ormer, Founder, Air Power USA. Sponsored by BEKO Technologies.

Balancing Energy Efficiency & Dewpoint with Desiccant Dryers - Presented by Hank Van Ormer, Founder, Air Power USA. Sponsored by Kahn Instruments.

Common Desiccant Compressed Air Dryer Sizing Errors - Presented by Hank Van Ormer, Founder, Air Power USA. Sponsored by BEKO Technologies.

Pressure Drop and Leaks: Repairing Regulators/Filters on Production Equipment - Presented by Peter Rhoten, President, Hope Air Systems. Sponsored by CDI Meters.

Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Compliance: Two Compressed Air System Specifications - Presented by Jason Wizner, Account Manager, DirectAIR. Sponsored by Atlas Copco & Trace Analytics.

Integrating ISO 8573-1 Compressed Air Quality Classes into SQF Food Safety Certification - Presented by Phil Kruger, General Manager, Harris Equipment. Sponsored by Atlas Copco.

Heat of Compression Desiccant Dryers: Clearing up the Confusion - Presented by Han van Ormer, Founder, Air Power USA. Sponsored by Henderson Engineering Company.

Compressed Air Measurement

Compressed Air Leak Management Best Practices - Presenter Ron Marshall, Chief Auditor, Marshall Compressed Air Consulting. - Sponsored by Trace Analytics and UE Systems.

Heat Recovery Project: Heat of Compression Desiccant Dryers - Presenter Hank van Ormer, Technical Director, Air Power USA. - Sponsored by Henderson Engineering Company.

5 Installation Tips for Flow and kW Meters - Presented by Tim Dugan P.E., President & Principal Engineer, Compression Engineering Corporation. Sponsored by VPInstruments.

Installation Guidelines for Flow Meters - Presented by Tim Dugan P.E., President & Principal Engineer, Compression Engineering Corporation. Sponsored by Trace Analytics & VPInstruments.

Establishing Best Practice Compressed Air Flows - Presented by Hank Van Ormer, Founder, Air Power USA. Sponsored by CDI Meters.

Measuring Flow: A Critical Component of any Compressed Air Management System - Presented by Hank Van Ormer, Founder, Air Power USA. Sponsored by Festo & VPInstruments.

Innovative Instrument Air Compliant System Design & Measurement - Presented by Mark Ames, Senior Auditor, John Henry Foster - Sponsored by Kahn Instruments.

Chiller & Cooling Technology

When to Install VSD Chillers - Presented by Fred Berry and Spencer Fuller, Chiller Portfolio Managers, Johnson Controls.

5 Energy Treasure Hunts for Chilled Water - Presented by Mike Flaherty, General Manager, tekWorx.

How Traditional Chiller Plant Design and Operation Reduces System Efficiency - Presented by Mike Flaherty, General Manager, tekWorx.

Blower & Vacuum Technology

Vacuum System Efficiency Projects - Presenter Chris Gordon, President & CEO, Blackhawk Equipment. - Sponsored by Busch Vacuum Solutions.

Where Does Blower Air Go? Process Fundamentals - Presenter Tom Jenkins, P.E., President, JenTech Inc.

How to Design a Centralized Vacuum System - Part 2 - Presenter Tim Dugan, P.E., President and Principal Engineer, Compression Engineering Corporation.

How to Correctly Size Vacuum Pumps - Presenter Chris Gordon, President & CEO, Blackhawk Equipment - Sponsored by Busch Vacuum Solutions.

Airflow Control Valve Selection - Presenter Tom Jenkins, P.E., President, JenTech Inc.

Verifying Blower System Energy with ASME PTC 13- Presenter Tom Jenkins, P.E., President, JenTech Inc. - Sponsored by Inovair.

Understanding Flow for Proper Vacuum Pump Sizing - Presenter Tim Dugan, P.E., President and Principal Engineer, Compression Engineering Corporation. - Sponsored by Atlas Copco Industrial Vacuum.

Techniques for Determining Savings from Aeration Blowers - Presenter Tom Jenkins, P.E., President, JenTech Inc. - Sponsored by Kaeser Compressors.

How to Design a Centralized Vacuum System - Presenter Tim Dugan, P.E., President and Principal Engineer, Compression Engineering Corporation. - Sponsored by Busch USA.

5 Tips on Optimizing VSD Vacuum Pumps - Presented by Tim Dugan, P.E., President and Principal Engineer, Compression Engineering Corporation - Sponsored by Busch USA and Atlas Copco Industrial Vacuum.

Blowers and Variable Level Processes - Presented by Tom Jenkins, P.E., President, JenTech Inc.- Sponsored by APG-Neuros.

Pros & Cons of Centralized Vacuum Systems - Presented by Tim Dugan P.E., President & Principal Engineer, Compression Engineering Corporation. Sponsored by Atlas Copco Industrial Vacuum and Busch USA.

Integrating Aeration Blowers with Most-Open-Valve - Presented by Tom Jenkins P.E., President, JenTech Inc. Sponsored by APG-Neuros.

Evaluating the Centralization of Vacuum Systems - Presented by Tim Dugan P.E., President & Principal Engineer, Compression Engineering Corporation. Sponsored by Atlas Copco Industrial Vacuum & Busch Vacuum Pumps and Systems.

Blower Controls for Aeration Efficiency - Presented by Tom Jenkins P.E., President, JenTech Inc. Sponsored by Kaeser Compressors.

Blower Demands with DO Control - Presented by Tom Jenkins P.E., President, JenTech Inc.

Designing for 8 to 1 Aeration Blower Turndown - Presented by Tom Jenkins P.E., President & Principal Engineer, Compression Engineering Corporation. Sponsored by Kaeser Compressors.

Calculating Aeration Flow and Pressure Requirements - Presented by Tom Jenkins P.E., President, JenTech Inc. Sponsored by Atlas Copco Industrial Vacuum.

Aeration Blower Turndown Strategies - Presented by Tom Jenkins, P.E., President, JenTech Inc. - Sponsored by APG-Neuros.


Best Practices 2020 ONLINE EVENT! Presentations

Live Keynote Presentation, Part 1

Live Keynote Presentation, Part 2

Live Discussion Forum

How to Best Monitor & FIX Compressed Air Leaks Featuring:

  • Jon Jensen, CFPPS, CFPECS & CFPAI, Industry Projects Manager – Energy Certified Machinery Safety Expert (TUV Nord) SMC Corporation of America
  • Leslie Marshall, Corporate Energy Engineer Lead – General Mills
  • Ron Marshall, Chief Auditor – Marshall Compressed Air Consulting
  • Wayne Perry, Senior Technical Director – Kaeser Compressors
  • Rod Smith, Publisher – Best Practices EXPO & Magazines

Compressed Air Technology Fundamentals & Maintenance

Compressed Air System Energy Conservation