Cooling Technology Institute will host its 2003 Annual Conference at the Westin Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio, Texas, February 10-13.

Cooling Technology Institute (CTI) will host its 2003 Annual Conference at the Westin Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio, Texas, February 10-13, 2003. The conference kicks off at 7:45 a.m. on Monday with an opening address by CTI’s president Anthony DaPalma, which will be followed by brief Multi-Agency, Testing and Certification reports from CTI members overseeing those tasks.

On Monday and half of Tuesday, 21 papers will be presented. Topics run the gamut from motor efficiency and cost-effective cooling fan vibration monitoring to multipurpose water treatment and air-cooled steam condensers.

The “Ask the Expert” seminar will be held Tuesday afternoon and serves as a panel-session forum to address operational problems and solutions.

On Wednesday, Craig Burriss, educational program chair, will present a four-hour seminar that offers tips for maintaining peak performance of cooling towers. Cooling Tower Basics course will include design types, components of the cooling tower and terminology. Operating Procedures course will cover environmental issues, cold weather operations and periods of inactivity. Water Treating Basics is a review of problems addressed by water treatment (corrosion, scale, fouling and microbial growth); fundamentals of cooling water chemistry; and basics of treatment program design and proper applications. Verifying and Maintaining Thermal Performance course will cover status testing and common thermal performance problems and solutions.

For information or to register, call (281) 583-4087 or visit www.cti.org.