A concurrent technical presentation format that allows attendees to select from both tracks is a highlight of the Cooling Technology Institute’s 2008 conference. Scheduled February 3-7 at the Westin Galleria in Houston, the conference will present more than 20 technical papers.

The first technical track is water treatment. Among the presentations scheduled are:
  • “Water Reuse in Cooling Towers: Current Experiences and Guidelines for Success in Refineries, Power Plants and HVAC Systems,” by Paul Puckorius, Puckorius and Associates
  • “Recycled Water for Cooling 4000˚F Melted Sand,” by Dr. Marcus N. Allhands and Tom Broderick, Orival Inc.
  • “Improved Calcium Phosphate Control for Stressed Systems,” by Gary Geiger, GE Water and Process Technologies
  • “A New Method to Measure Viable Legionella and Total Aerobic Heterotrophic Bacteria,” by William F. McCoy, Phigenics
  • “Intermittent Feeding of Aseptrol Tablet Redefines the Role of ClO2 in Small and Mid-Sized Cooling,” by Keith Hirsch, BASF Corp.
  • “Dolphin ‘Pulsed Power’ Cooling Water Treatment,” by David Alley, Clearwater Systems, and and Paul Puckorius, Puckorius and Associates
The second technical track covers both cooling tower performance and technology (P&T) and cooling tower engineering standards and maintenance (ES&M). Among the presentations scheduled are:
  • “Evaluating Your Cooling Tower,” by Richard DesJardins, DesJardins Consulting
  • “A Simplified Method to Evaluate Cooling Tower and Condenser Performance Using the CTI Toolkit,” by Luc De Backer and Natasha Peterson, Bechtel
  • “Fan Stall Problems: Cause or Effect,” by Charles Foster, Diagnostic Cooling Solutions Inc.
  • “The Cost of Noise,” by Robert Giammaruti,Hudson Products/Cofimco USA, and Jess Seawell, Composite Cooling Solutions LP
  • “Seismic Qualification of Evaporative Cooling Equipment by Shake-Table Testing,” by Panos G. Papavizas, Baltimore Aircoil Co.
  • “Corrosion as a Process Variable,” by Jack Lehner, Pepperl and Fuchs Inc.
In addition, the organization will host a table-top exhibition reception on Tuesday, February 5. Among the exhibitors are SPX Cooling Technologies Inc., C.E. Shepherd, ChemTreat, Brentwood Industries, Amarillo Gear Co., Denso North America, Baltimore Aircoil Co., Hudson Products Corp., Industrial Cooling Tower Services Inc., and Bedford Reinforced Plastics.

Registration for the 2008 conference is $695 for CTI members and $795 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, call (281) 583-4087 or visit www.cti.org.