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Upcoming Webinars & Archive


Upcoming Webinars 

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● Instrumentation and Monitoring for Vacuum Systems - Presenters Emma Larrabee, Marketing Manager and Todd Dunn, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Zorn Compressor & Equipment - Sponsored by Quincy Compressor. - Learn more.

Thursday, July 25, 2024 2:00 PM EST - Free Registration

● Optimizing Centralized and Decentralized Vacuum Systems for Minimum Waste - Presenter Tim Dugan, P.E., President, Compression Engineering Corporation. - Sponsored by Kaishan.

Thursday, August 15, 2024 2:00 PM EST - Free Registration

● Aeration Blower Sizing and Selection - Presenter Tom Jenkins P.E., President, JenTech Inc. - Sponsored by Kaeser Compressors.

Thursday, September 12, 2024 2:00 PM EST - Free Registration

● Power Consumption Curves for Vacuum Pumps: Fixed-Speed vs Variable-Speed - Presenter Andy Smiltneek, President, Growth Solutions Consultants - Sponsored by Rogers Machinery.

Thursday, November 21, 2024 2:00 PM EST - Free Registration


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Webinar Archive

Aeration Blower Systems

Advanced Aeration Control for Blowers - Presenter Tom Jenkins P.E., President, JenTech Inc. – Sponsored by APG-Neuros.

ASME PTC-13 in Action: Practical Approach to Blower System Performance Testing - Presenters Julie Gass, Lead Mechanical Process Engineer, Black & Veatch and Hiran de Mel, Senior Project Manager and Principal Technologist, Jacobs. - Sponsored by Inovair.

ASME PTC 13: Efficient Blowers, Sustainable Systems - Presenter Tom Jenkins, P.E, President, JenTech Inc., and John Conover, Business Development Manager, Air Clean USA - Sponsored by Lontra.

Engineering Rooms for Aeration Blowers - Presenter Tom Jenkins, P.E., President, JenTech Inc. – Sponsored by APG-Neuros.

Low Pressure (15-60 psi) Air Applications: Blower or Air Compressor? - Presenter Ron Marshall, Chief Auditor, Marshall Compressed Air Consulting - Sponsored by Kaishan.

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.

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.

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

Sizing Vacuum Pumps and Piping for Various Applications - Presenter Andy Smiltneek, President, Growth Solutions Consultants. - Sponsored by Busch Vacuum Solutions.

Vacuum System Efficiency - Presenter Andy Smiltneek, President, Growth Solutions Consultants - Sponsored by Rogers Machinery.

Vacuum Pump Maintenance - Presenter Tie Duan, Solutions Engineer, E.W. Klein & Co. - Sponsored by Kaishan.

Vacuum System Fundamentals: Depth of Vacuum vs. Absolute Pressure - Presenter Andy Smiltneek, President, Growth Solutions Consultants - Sponsored by Rogers Machinery.

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

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

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

 


Women in Compressed Air Vacuum and Cooling

Breaking Free: Unlimiting Beliefs in Everyday Life - Women in Compressed Air, Vacuum & Cooling Networking Group, Quarterly Virtual Meeting - Presenter Saundra Kandler, International Coach and Speaker.

Leadership and Communication Strategies to Thrive as a Woman Professional in the Compressed Air, Vacuum & Cooling Industry - Presenter: Dr. Helena Knörr, Professor of Organizational Leadership at Point Park University, Department of Management - Sponsored by Best Practices EXPO & Conference.

Hire, Develop, and Retain your Female Workforce - Presenter: Courtney File, Talent & Employer Branding Specialist, Atlas Copco Compressors.