National Conference Technical Presentations

2019 National Conference – Las Vegas – June 3-4, 2019
  1. Gas Heating with Absorption Heat Pumps – How, Where and Why
    Michael A. Garrabrant – Stone Mountain Technologies, Inc.
  2. Energy Opportunity and a Thoughtful Pathway to Emissions Reduction
    Richard Meyer – American Gas Association
  3. Hearth Appliances: Differences, Designs and Dilemmas
    Rick Vlahos – Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Education Foundation and the National Fireplace Institute
  4. An Overview of the Natural Gas Industry and Technology Trends for the coming decade
    Brian Weeks – Gas Technology Institute
  5. Testing of North American Certified Appliances for Operation on Blends of Natural Gas and Hydrogen
    Ted Williams – American Gas Association
  6. Application of Pre-Mix Combustion Blowers
    Michael Garrett – Regal
2018 National Conference – Las Vegas – June 4-5, 2018
2017 National Conference – Las Vegas – June 5-6, 2017
2016 National Conference – Las Vegas – June 6-7, 2016
  1. Venting Modern Heating Appliances
    Michael Beisheim, Visual Vent
  2. Gas Appliance Safety
    Craig Grider, Intertek
  3. Combustion Modeling using Ansys CFD
    Navraj Hanspal, Stefano Orsino & Ahmad Haidari, Ansys Inc
  4. Litigation as Related to Heating Equipment Installations
    Douglas Sand, PE
  5. High Efficiency Burner Controls – Beyond Efficiency
    Gordon Swanson, United Technologies
  6. Advancements in Atmospheric Combustion
    Dr. Peter Therkelsen, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
2014 National Conference – Las Vegas – June 2-3, 2014
  1. High altitude testing
    Carl Suchovsky, Gas Consultants
  2. Comparison of fossil fuels & renewables
    Dr. Gunther Berthold, Worgas Bruciatori Srl
  3. Portable Combustion Analyzers
    Jack Varner, Ecom
  4. Intellectual property and recent changes to patent law
    John R. Hlavka, Tarolli, Sundheim, Covel & Tummino LLP
  5. Emerging gas technologies in residential and commercial products
    Paul Glanville, GTI
  6. Gas-air-ratio control technologies for high efficiency gas fired appliances
    Tom Costello, ebm-papst
2013 National Conference – Las Vegas – June 3-4, 2013
  1. Metallurgy for Gas EngineeringTM
    John Tartaglia, Ph.D., Engineering Manager – Element Materials Technology
  2. Hot Surface Igniters Technology & Application
    Mark Morris, Sales Engineer – Surface Igniter Company
  3. Pressure Vessels Diagnostic using acoustic emissions
    Alex Spataru, Vice President, Director of R & D – Adept Science & Technologies
  4. Update of 2015 National Fuel Gas Code
    Paul Cabot, Administrator National Fuel Gas Code – American Gas Association
  5. Variable Flow Apps, Effect of System Efficiency
    Steve Thompson, Director of Product Management, Residential Division – Taco Inc.,
  6. Gas Regulators and Standards
    Michael Schott, Sales Representative – Maxitrol Company; Rick Sietman, Product Engineer – Maxitrol Company
2012 National Conference – Las Vegas – June 4-5, 2012
  1. New Generation of Sol-Gel Coatings ‘ThermolonTM
    Hemant Dandekar of Porcelain Industries Inc.
  2. Boiler NOx Emissions Politics & Technologies
    Greg Danehauer of Parker Boiler Co.
  3. Reduction of Energy Usage Through Insulation Selection & Design
    Allen Reisinger of Morgan Thermal Ceramics
  4. Fuel Gas Piping Cleaning and Purging
    Paul Cabot, Administrator National Fuel Gas Code
  5. Variable Flow Apps, Effect of System Efficiency
    Steve Thompson, Director of Product Management, Residential Division – Taco Inc.,
  6. Two New Methods for Measuring Performance of Underfired Broilers
    Alexander T. Gafford of Charbroil
2011 National Conference – Las Vegas – June 7, 2011
2010 National Conference – Las Vegas – June, 2010