2021 Technical Conference Speakers and Topics
Communication Compatibility with HVAC Equipment, IoT
by Mark Mason – Maxitrol
Non-Metallic Venting- Standards Changes and Applications
by John Gorman – Canadian Standards Association (CSA)
Battling Electrification, a View from The Gas Utility Sector
by Stuart Saulters –American Public Gas Association (APGA)
Commercial Gas Cooking and Exposing Electrification
by Jim Ranfone – American Gas Association (AGA)
Gas Control US Safety Standards and International Harmonization
by Kent Nelson – Underwriters Laboratories (UL)
Residential Gas Cooking and Indoor Air Quality
by Frank Johnson – GAS Technology Institute (GTI)
See Below for Previous Year’s Conference Topics
2019 Technical Conference Speakers and Topics
Gas Heating with Absorption Heat Pumps – How, Where and Why
by Michael A. Garrabrant – Stone Mountain Technologies, Inc. – President & CEO
In this presentation you will hear about and better understand Absorption Heat Pumps and why the technology is becoming very relevant in product development and the field today.
Energy Opportunity and a Thoughtful Pathway to Emissions Reduction
by Richard Meyer – American Gas Association – Managing Director, Energy Analysis
In this presentation you will be informed on the impacts of Policy-Driven Residential Electrification and be given a general overview of Electrification from the gas industry perspective.
Hearth Appliances: Differences, Designs and Dilemmas
by Rick Vlahos – Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Education Foundation and the National Fireplace Institute – Executive Director
In this presentation Mr Vlahos will cover different installation practices of Hearth Appliances, their designs and some bad instances in the field.
An Overview of the Natural Gas Industry and Technology Trends for the coming decade
by Brian Weeks – Gas Technology Institute – Regional Business Development Director
Mr. Weeks will provide an overview of the natural gas industry, with a focus on the technology involved in bringing gas out of the ground, into the nation’s pipeline network, and finally, into the homes and businesses of the nation’s 75 million gas customers. Major end use applications for natural gas will be discussed, as will ongoing environmental and supply issues facing the industry.
Testing of North American Certified Appliances for Operation on Blends of Natural Gas and Hydrogen
by Ted Williams – American Gas Association – Senior Director, Codes & Standards
This presentation will give a background on natural gas and the blends with hydrogen. Mr Williams will extend on the research and development of testing the different blends for operation and safety.
Application of Pre-Mix Combustion Blowers
by Michael Garrett – Regal – Advanced Gas Technology Engineer
In this presentation Mr. Garrett will cover all things Pre-Mix Combustion Blowers, i.e. background, applications, and technology.
2018 Technical Conference Speakers and Topics
Premix Burners and Applications
by Bobby Gunter, Bekaert
The issues of Depressurization and Insufficient Combustion Air
by Cory Weiss, Field Controls
Everything you Need to Know about Heating Value, Measurement, and Calibration
by Dave Lach, Reliable Measurements
Vision for the Burner Industry 25 Years from Now (Regulatory, Design, and Cybersecurity)
by Travis Hardin, Underwriters Laboratories
Gas Valve Properties and Design Considerations in Systems
by Raymond Paul Joubran, Robertshaw
Testing of Commercial Foodservice Equipment for New NOx Emission Standards
by Frank Johnson, GTI
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