TECH EXPO 2016

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    TECH SESSIONS

    Advancing Your Fluid Process Knowledge

    Take on the most challenging issues facing your business with guidance from our industry experts. Learn about new trends and technology that will help you reduce cost while increasing productivity.

    5 Wisconsin DNR education credits and Professional Development Credits available. 

    Session A

    8:15am-9:00am
    Beginner
    Basic Hydraulics Theory For Pumping Systems
    Presented by Gorman-Rupp
    Learn fluid system fundamentals and parameters (flow, TDH, NPSH). Understand basic troubleshooting and identify pump performance problems. Includes demonstration with glass faced pump.
    8:30am-9:15am
    Intermediate
    FULL - Pump Selection for Ragging and Solids
    Presented by Crane Engineering
    Learn the differences in two vane impeller, single vane, and vortex impellers and understand which is best for your solids and ragging issues. Learn how pump speed affects clogging, and basic pump and piping best practices.
    8:45am-9:30am
    Advanced
    Risk Analysis in Food Process
    Presented by Process Innovation Food Safety
    This session will provide practical guidance to evaluate the risks that contribute to food borne contaminations. We will review the use of FMEA (Failure Modes and Effects Analysis) Risk Analysis to consider the potential failures, effects of the failures, root causes and likelihood of occurrence, and means of prevention or detection.

    Session B

    9:45am-10:30am
    Intermediate
    FULL - Advancements in Preventative Maintenance
    Presented by ITT Goulds Pumps
    Focus on how advancements in technology are helping lower the total cost of centrifugal pump ownership and making preventative maitnenance easier than ever before. Also highlights breakthroughs in continuous equipment condition monitoring technology.
    10:00am-10:45am
    Intermediate
    ENCORE SESSION - Pump Selection For Ragging and Solids
    Presented by Crane Engineering
    Learn the differences in two vane impeller, single vane, and vortex impellers and understand which is best for your solids and ragging issues. Learn how pump speed effects clogging, and basic pump and and piping best practices.
    10:15am-11:00am
    Beginner
    FULL - Key Steps to Selecting the Perfect Valve
    Presented by Crane Engineering
    What do you need to know to begin your search for the right valve? In this session we’ll discuss four critical steps in valve selection, styles of valves and their best applications, materials of construction, and different methods of actuation.

    Session C

    11:15am-12:00pm
    Beginner
    FULL - Basics of Mechanical Seals
    Presented By John Crane
    John Crane's Tom Borrino presents the basics for those with limited exposure to mechanical seals. This session covers the five elements of a mechanical seal, material of construction considerations, and basic flush plans.
    11:15am-12:00pm
    Intermediate
    Designing Process Systems for Food Safety
    Presented by Process Innovation Food Safety
    This session will provide practical guidance to design sanitary processing equipment for food safety. The purpose is to improve the cleanability and CIPability of food processing equipment to minimize the risk of food borne contamination.
    11:15am-12:00pm
    Beginner
    ENCORE SESSION - Key Steps to Selecting the Perfect Valve
    Presented by Crane Engineering
    What do you need to know to begin your search for the right valve? In this session we’ll discuss four critical steps in valve selection, styles of valves and their best applications, materials of construction, and different methods of actuation.

    Session D

    1:00pm-1:45pm
    Beginner
    FULL - Understanding Vertical Turbines
    Presented by Goulds Water Technology
    Learn the ins and outs of vertical turbine technology: importance of strainers, pit design, minimum submergence, and more.
    1:00pm-1:45pm
    Beginner
    Introduction To Self Cleaning Filters
    Presented by Crane Engineering
    Learn about the different types of automatic filtration, and how it can benefit your process.
    1:00pm-1:45pm
    Intermediate
    Best Practices for Pump Piping Design
    Presented by Baisch Engineering
    Centrifugal pumps are a critical component of many process systems. Unfortunately, many pump problems are caused by improper piping designs. This session will focus on the best piping practices for the design of the suction and discharge sides of typical centrifugal pump piping systems.

    Session E

    2:00pm-2:45 pm
    Advanced
    FULL - Understanding Mixing Intensity for Industrial Blending Applications
    Presented by Cleveland Mixer
    Learn the fundamentals of mixing in an industrial environment, and how to evaluate mixing intensity required for a given application.
    2:00pm-2:45pm
    Beginner
    Choosing The Right Coatings For Wastewater Applications
    Presented by Crane Engineering
    H2S, fat oils and greases, UV sunlight, all of these can play a factor in deteriorating your equipment or concrete. Attend this session to find out which coatings are best for your application.
    2:00pm-2:45pm
    Beginner
    10 Ways To Kill A Positive Displacement Pump
    Presented by Viking Pump
    Rotary pumps are designed to deliver many years of service, however many never meet their design life due to operation abuse or incorrect application. This session covers the top 10 causes of premature pump failure, how to identify them, and prevent them.