Around this time last year, we were all awakening to the pandemic — and how it might change our plans for 2020 and beyond. Around the same Process Cooling, along with our sister publication, Process Heating, announced the inaugural Process Heating & Cooling Show, originally scheduled for June 2021. Restrictions on gatherings of more than 50 people in state of Illinois forced a change in plans. Though — like so many other things — the pandemic has postponed our event to 2022, it has created opportunity as well.

Process Cooling is seeking submissions for its 2022 conference program at the Heating & Cooling Show. I would like to encourage process engineers and owners/operators to consider submitting abstract.

If the last year has taught us nothing else, it has presented ample opportunities to apply agile thinking and respond to forces beyond our control. How does that look in your plant? Did you implement industrial IoT technologies to gather insights from your equipment suppliers without having their teams on site? Or, perhaps you added sensors and controls to allow your team to remotely monitor processes and temperatures? Whether your innovation was game-changing or simply optimized an existing process, I encourage you to think about presenting a paper with content such as:

  • Information that can be immediately implemented in the workplace.
  • How-to lessons that provide attendees with a new skill.
  • Information about a new technology or process, and lessons learned while implementing it.
  • Guidance about recent or changing regulations, codes and standards, and techniques to meet the most demanding requirements.
  • Information that provides a better understanding of specific processes and technologies.
  • Case studies or before-and-after presentations.

This one-of-a-kind event will bring together manufacturing engineers who use heat processing equipment, components, materials and supplies as well as engineering professionals who buy and specify process equipment to cool, chill or freeze product, measure, monitor or control temperature or cool equipment. Process heating and cooling technologies — effecting critical functions during the manufacturing processes of so many goods we rely on as consumers — serve vital functions in the process industries.

Presentation abstracts are being accepted until July 31. To learn more about the tradeshow and conference, or to register, visit

Linda Becker, 

Associate Publisher and Editor