The annual Howden Rotating Equipment Conference will be held at the Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake from Tuesday June 4th to Wednesday June 5th.
Overview of Fan & Compressor Technologies in the Marketplace and Guidelines on How to
Select and Evaluate for Your Project will be presented by Jason Stoklosa 8 am to 11 am on June 4.
An overview of the Axial, Centrifugal, and Rotary fan and compressor technologies available in the
marketplace today, and a suggested guideline on what to consider when evaluating and selecting
technologies for your project, including:
Stoklosa currently holds the position of Product Manager for Howden’s ExVel turbo fan product
lines, working in conjunction with the global product Center of Excellence & R&D based in Finland,
with focus on MVR (Mechanical Vapor Recompression) applications and additionally on business
development for the Americas region.
11:00 – 12:00
The Effect of Inlet Flow Distortion on Fan Performance
Presentation of ASME Paper GT2011-45422 by Jim Greenzweig covering an overview of published literature on the
effect of inlet Flow Distortion on the performance of centrifugal fans, with an emphasis on a testing
program completed by Howden on the effect of inlet distortion on the performance of airfoil bladed
centrifugal fans, at various inlet vane positions.
1:00 – 2:30
Package Heaters: A general overview of the rotary regenerative heat exchangers: main
components and operating principles by David Lopez
Mr. Lopez earned both his Industrial Technical Engineering and Industrial Electronics and
3:30 – 4:30
Cooling Fan Retrofits by Desmond de Haan
Wednesday June 5th
8:00 – 11:00
Reciprocating Compressor Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Presenter: Rob Vieverich
11:00 – 12:00
Fans for high-temperature and/or corrosive airstreams by Eric Boltz
1:00 – 5:00
Screws: Oil-free versus Oil-flooded Screw compressors
Presenters: Carlos Falsiroli and William Egan
Mr. Egan received his BSME from University of Wisconsin (Platteville) and is a Certified Black Belt in
both the DMAIC and DFSS processes. He started his career with AC/GE Compressors in (1997-
2001 & 2015-2017) as a Senior Design Engineer for the Centrifugal and Oil Free Screw Compressor
product lines. While at AC/GE he held various roles which focused on the manufacture, design and
development of Oil Free Screw Compressors for the refining and petrochemical industries.
Mr. Egan joined Dresser Rand Siemens (2011-2015) to support their new product development
team as a Senior Engineer focusing on the Dresser Rand AXI Oil Free Screw and the Datum (ICS)
subsea centrifugal compressor designs.
Mr. Egan currently holds the position of America’s Product Manager for Howden’s Oil Free product
lines and works in conjunction with Howden’s global product Center of Excellence & R&D based in
Glasgow Scotland. Mr. Egan holds a number patents on Oil Free Screw Compressors design and
has published case studies related to the design and operation of Oil Free Screw Compressors.
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