Howden rotating equipment conference 2019

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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.