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Best Practices EXPO Announces Blower & Vacuum Exhibitors and 11 Conference Presentations

The Best Practices EXPO & Conference, an event designed to improve plant profitability by optimizing blower and vacuum systems, announced Kaeser, Atlas Copco, Howden Roots, Solberg Filtration, Control Devices and EnergAir as blower/vacuum technology exhibitors.

Kaeser Compressors manufactures a full range of positive displacement blowers used in both aeration and pneumatic conveying applications. Kaeser Compressors is a Diamond Sponsor of the event.

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Atlas Copco manufactures and sells a full range of aeration blower and industrial vacuum products and solutions. Atlas Copco is a Platinum sponsor of the event.

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Howden Roots is the manufacturer of the original Roots blower and manufactures a full range of positive displacement blower and vacuum products. Headquartered in Itasca, IL, Solberg Filtration manufactures filtration, silencing and separation products for vacuum pumps. Located in the greater St. Louis metropolitan area, Control Devices LLC, offers an extensive selection of valves for blowers and vacuums. EnergAir designs solutions to fully integrate vacuum equipment, optimize performance and manage key aspects of the system with clear visual software.

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The Best Practices Conference program will cover blower and vacuum systems optimization. Our conference sessions include:

  • Water-Separator Application Engineering Enabling Use of Dry Vacuum Pumps. Presented by Sarah Solberg, Director of International Sales, Solberg International
  • Plant Reduces Water Use by Switching to Dry Vacuum Pumps. Presented by Walter See, Product Marketing Manager-Vacuum, Atlas Copco Industrial Vacuum
  • Vacuum & Blower Performance Standards and Application. Presented by Stephen Horne, CAGI Blower & Vacuum Section Chair and Yves Tranzeat, CAGI Blower & Vacuum Section Vice Chair
  • Applying VSD Vacuum Technology for Energy Savings. Presented by Walter See, Product Marketing Manager-Vacuum, Atlas Copco Vacuum
  • Treasure Hunt Training & Vacuum Projects Brainstorm. Presented by Bruce Bremer, Former Toyota Corporate Energy Manager Facility Engineering, Bremer Consulting
  • Rotary Boosters and Liquid Ring Vacuum Pumps Combined to Improve Process Efficiency. Presented by Federico Colagrande, Vice President of Operations, Travaini Pumps USA
  • The Benefits of a Centralized Vacuum System. Presented by Tim Dugan, President, Compressions Engineering Corporation
  • Baseload and Trim VSD Aeration Blower System Design. Presented by Stephen Horne, Product Manager-Blowers, Kaeser Compressors
  • Advancements in Blower Technology. Presented by Gatlin Gold, Product Manager-Blowers and Low Pressure, Atlas Copco Compressors
  • More than Municipal: Industrial Applications for Aeration Blowers. Presented by Tom Jenkins, President, JenTech Inc.
  • Verifying Performance: Blower Energy Incentives and Testing. Presented by Tom Jenkins, President, JenTech Inc.

Visit to see the full list of conference tracks and sessions.

About the Best Practices EXPO & Conference

The 2nd annual Best Practices EXPO & Conference is being held October 13-16, 2019 at the Nashville Music City Center, conveniently located in Nashville, TN. Attendees of the 3-day four-track conference will learn, from leading experts, ways in which to optimize pneumatic conveying, aeration blowers and industrial vacuum systems. Other sessions will focus on optimizing compressed air and chiller/cooling systems. The EXPO floor will feature more than 100 exhibitors displaying the technologies needed to optimize blower, vacuum, compressed air and chiller/cooling systems.

The event is Co-Sponsored by the Compressed Air & Gas Institute (CAGI) and  TVA EnergyRight® Solutions for Business + Industry. CAGI’s mission is to be the united voice of the compressed air industry, serving as the unbiased authority on technical, educational and promotional matters affecting the industry.  TVA EnergyRight® Solutions for Business + Industry provides assessments of energy use and incentives for qualifying businesses and industries that can reduce their electricity usage.

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To register to attend the 2019 Best Practices EXPO & Conference, please visit For exhibition/sponsorship opportunities contact Rod Smith, tel 412-980-9901, email: