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Pre-Conference Sessions

Join us on Tuesday, January 24 for one of these great pre-conference sessions. Registration includes a light breakfast and lunch. Registration opens soon!

Environmental Justice and Environmental Social Governance
The history for EJ/ESG will be presented, including current policy and legal definitions. ESG topics will consider ESG scores and well as impacts on project financing challenges.

Presenter: Meghan Taunton, EERC and Selena Gerace, University of Wyoming
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Registration: $100

Changes to the 2023 National Electrical Code
This session will describe the top 100 changes made to the NEC for 2023. Type of change, reason for change, description of the change and how it will affect electrical work done in the field will be discussed for each of the 100 changes. Each attendee will be provided with a graphics book that follows along with the video presentation showing the details of each change. Specific examples of how the change will be applied in the field for residential, commercial, and industrial wiring will be discussed. Questions from the audience will be answered as time permits.

Presenter: Tim Pull, TJP Electrical
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Registration: $225

Hydrogen Production and Purification
Information regarding the production and purification of hydrogen from solid, liquid and gaseous feedstocks will be presented. Technologies presented will include: gasification, steam methane reforming, electrolysis, and autothermal reforming. Hydrogen purification technologies will include both warm and cold gas cleanup.

Presenter: Mike Swanson, EERC
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Registration: $100

Improving Mechanical Seal Reliability in Centrifugal Pumps
This workshop will discuss selecting seal support systems, selecting seal materials, troubleshooting and identifying failure modes.

Presenter: Steve St. Claire, Flowserve
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Registration: $450

Pump Hydraulics and System Interaction and Reverse Engineering and Upgrading Pumps
This workshop will discuss how to read centrifugal pump curves, the significance of the best efficiency point, and the importance of minimum flow. Pump and system curve interaction is addressed in detail, as is the effect of undersized and oversized pumps. Classic cavitation and recirculation-induced cavitation are explained thoroughly. Other topics include running dissimilar pumps in parallel, flat and steep system curves, and the effect of pump wear on performance. Numerous field examples are presented. The end of the session will include discussion of reverse engineering and upgrading

Presenter: Scott Shults & Dan Pereira, ITT Goulds PRO Services
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Registration: $175

Leading Change with a Positive Accountability Culture

How often do we hear “positive” and “accountability” used together to describe a business culture? Too often, accountability is only referenced when lacking or absent, and “positive business culture” is only used to reference a workforce happiness level.
The truth of today’s business environment is that change is rapid, and our speed of response depends on the proactive
accountability of our people. This session provides tangible tools and methods to help leaders establish expectations and build positive, principled accountability into the business culture using human behavior principles from change management theory and lean management systems.

Presenter: Kristen McReynolds, EAPC Architects and Engineers
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Registration: $100

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