Industrial Utility Efficiency

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● 4 Ways to Manage Increased Demand - Presenter Paul Edwards, Principal, Compressed Air Consultants - Sponsored by FS-Curtis/FS-Elliott. - Learn more.

Thursday, December 1, 2022 2:00 PM EST - Free Registration

● Compressed Air: Reliable Source for Nitrogen Generation - Presenter Loran Circle, Senior Consultant, Circle Training & Consulting - Sponsored by Rogers Machinery and Parker. Learn more.

Thursday, December 8, 2022 - 2:00 PM EST - Free Registration

● Is Compressed Air Monitored Like Other Food Ingredients? - Presenter Roderick Smith, Publisher, Compressed Air Best Practices Magazine.

Thursday, February 16, 2023 2:00 PM EST - Free Registration

● Compressed Air as a Quality/Safety Manufacturing Process Variable - Presenter Tom Taranto, Owner, Data Power Services.

Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 2:00 PM EST - Free Registration

● Greener Compressed Air Systems-Reducing the Environmental Impact - Presenter Paul Edwards, Principal, Compressed Air Consultants.

Thursday, June 22, 2023 - 2:00 PM EST - Free Registration

● Engineering Rooms for Aeration Blowers - Presenter Tom Jenkins, P.E., President, JenTech Inc.

Thursday, July 23, 2023 - 2:00 PM EST - Free Registration

● Is Compressed Air Managed Like Other Food Ingredients? - Presenter Roderick Smith, Publisher, Compressed Air Best Practices Magazine.

Thursday, August 17, 2023 - 2:00 PM EST - Free Registration

● Chiller Selections for Central Plants: Lowest Overall Costs for Process Cooling - Presenter Clayton Penhallegon, Jr., PE, Integrated Services Group.

Thursday, September 14, 2023 - 2:00 PM EST - Free Registration

Latest Webinars

ASME PTC 13 Wire-to-Air Performance Test Code for Blower Systems Part 3 - Presenters: John Conover, Business Development Manager, Air Clean USA, Mark Addison, Senior Engineer, Artesian Water Company and Fred Constantino, S&C Project Engineering Advisor, ASME. - Sponsored by APG-Neuros.

Compressed Air: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You - Presenter Ron Marshall, Chief Auditor, Marshall Compressed Air Consulting - Sponsored by VPInstruments and Kaeser Compressors.

How to Determine the Ideal Physical Location of a Cooling Tower - Presenter Nick McCall, P.E., Technical Manager, Woodard & Curran - Sponsored by SPX Cooling Tech, LLC.

Using CAGI Data Sheets for Optimal Efficiency - Presenter Ron Marshall, Chief Auditor, Marshall Compressed Air Consulting. – Sponsored by Kaishan.

Avoiding Production Downtime: Real time ISO 8573-1 Compressed Air Quality Monitoring and Audits - Presenter Francisco Lara, Manager, Airtec Global – Sponsored by SUTO iTEC.

VFD Vacuum Pumps Do’s and Don’ts - Presenter Ron Marshall, Chief Auditor, Marshall Compressed Air Consulting. - Sponsored by Busch Vacuum Solutions.

On-site Nitrogen Generation Replacing Bulk Liquid Nitrogen - Presenter Antonio Mayne P.Eng., Utilities Optimization Engineer, Molson Coors Beverage Company - Toronto Brewery. - Sponsored by Atlas Copco.

Air Compressor Technology

Compressed Air System Design for Lowest kW/100scfm - Presenter Tom Taranto, Owner, Data Power Services. - Sponsored by VPInstruments and BEKO Technologies.

Sizing and Maintaining Compressed Air Systems - Presenter Loran Circle, Senior Consultant, Circle Training & Consulting - Sponsored by Kaishan.

Air Compressor Cooling, Water- or Air-Cooled? - Presenter Tom Taranto, Owner, Data Power Services. - Sponsored by Kaeser Compressors.

Air Compressor Component Function, Troubleshooting & Maintenance - Presenter, Loran Circle, Senior Consultant, Circle Training & Consulting - Sponsored by BEKO Technologies.

5 Steps Before Making an Air Compressor Purchase Decision - Presenter, Loran Circle, Senior Consultant, Circle Training & Consulting. Sponsored by Kaishan.

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

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

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, Marshall 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

Compressed Air Piping System Sizing & Design - Presenter: Tim Dugan, P.E., President and Principal Engineer, Compression Engineering Corporation - Sponsored by Trace Analytics and Unipipe

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

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

Measuring Dew Point for Process Safety, Quality & Efficiency - Presenter Ron Marshall, Chief Auditor, Marshall 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

IIoT Solutions for Multiple and Multi-brand Air Compressors Remote Monitoring - Presenter: Tim Dugan, P.E., President and Principal Engineer, Compression Engineering Corporation - Sponsored by Kaishan.

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

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

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.

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

Applications for Adiabatic Cooling Technology - Presenter Bert J. Wesley, Sr. Principal Industrial Plant Engineering Practice Leader, Woodard & Curran - Sponsored by Evapco. 

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.

Managing Cooling Tower Cycles of Concentration - Presenter Nick McCall, P.E., Technical Manager, Woodard & Curran. - Sponsored by SPX Cooling Tech, LLC.

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.

Aeration Blower Systems

ASME PTC 13 Wire-to-Air Performance Test Code for Blower Systems Part 2 - Presenters Hiran de Mel, Senior Project Manager and Principal Technologist, Jacobs and Lloyd Slezak, Consulting Engineer (ret) Brown and Caldwell - Sponsored by Howden.

ASME PTC 13 Wire-to-Air Performance Test Code for Blower Systems Part 1 - Presenters Julie Gass, Lead Mechanical Process Engineer, Black & Veatch, Fred Constantino, S&C Project Engineering Advisor, ASME and Andrew Balberg, President, Lone Star Blower and Compressor. - Sponsored by Lone Star Blower and Compressor.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, JenTech Inc. 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.

Industrial Vacuum & Blower Systems 

How to Select the Right Vacuum Pump - Presenter Tie Duan, Solutions Engineer, E.W. Klein & Co - Sponsored by Kaishan.

How to Hunt for Vacuum Leaks: Is it Worthwhile? - Presenter Ron Marshall, Chief Auditor, Marshall Compressed Air Consulting. - Sponsored by Best Practices 2022 EXPO & Conference.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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


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