Conference Agenda 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

HD Committee Meeting (am) 

Certification Testing (pm) 
(optional, registration necessary and additional charge)

Registration, Badge Pick-up, Table Top Set-up (3:00pm - 6:00pm) at the Holiday Inn

Reception and Table Top Exhibits (6:00pm - 8:00pm) at the Holiday Inn

Friday, Saturday September 23, 2016

Breakfast & Conference Orientation (7:00am to 8:00am), Holiday Inn

General Session (8:30am to noon), Holiday Inn:

Cooling Systems for Prime Power and Back-up Power Generation – Steve Grotz, Engineering Manager in Franklin, WI with ROCORE, will cover heat exchanger applications, design and products to meet the needs of the prime power and back-up power generation markets. Power generation has been a globalhotspotintheworldofheatexchangeproductsandservice. Economic and environmental challenges have driven recent innovations in cooling systems designs. Steve Grotz will provide a look at popular power generating designs and the thermal management products used to meet the service and duty challenges.

Overview of TitanX Solution for the 2007-2013 Freightliner Cascadia –One of the advantages of an OEM heat exchanger supplier is our access to the various truck and engine manufacturers. This access allows us to better understand the technical aspects surrounding a particular eld-failure event such as the Cascadia radiator prior to a redesign in mid-2013. During this session, TitanX will review the fact nding activities and the subsequent actions that ended in a superior solution.

Why do the Truck OEMs Want a “Cooling System” and not Just Components? – A truck, like many complicated pieces of machinery, must be viewedasasystem. Inotherwords, a change in one component can impact an associated component or even cause the overall “system” to be “unbalanced”. To insure that an optimum cooling system has been designed for a speci c application, the OEM supplier must be able to integrate the performance of each component – radiator, CAC, condenser, oil coolers, fan, fan drive, shroud, and so on – to insure that the truck will perform as it should through a wide range of operating conditions. This is accomplished by using performance simulation tools such as Kuli, which allows the designer to iterate various components in a theoretical environment until an optimal solution isachieved. Oncethisisdone, hardware can be built and placed in an application for real world veri cation. In the aftermarket environment, it is common to replace an OEM part with a replacement part that is not “tuned” to match the parameters of the OE part. Once this happens, the “system” is no longer “balanced”. 

Functionally the component may work, but its effect on Engine Diagnostics, Fan on Time, Air Density at the Intact Manifold, Fuel Economy, Emissions, etc. is not known. During this session TitanX will take you through a step-by-step process showing how this all works and what happens when the “system” is out-of-whack. Plus, more, much more including comprehensive presentation on what you need to know about diesel particulate lter technology.

Meeting the Growing Need for Emissions Control Filters in Off Road and On Road – Virendra Kumar, officer and GM, ESW Group® and Skyline Emissions Inc., takes an in-depth look into the engineering and performance of heavy duty diesel particulate emissions filters.Poorly maintained diesel engines lower fuel economy, shortens engine life, and can cause increase maintenance and repair on over-the-road trucks and off-road machinery. His presentation will cover rigorous development process to meet form, fit and function of a replacement diesel particulate filters.

Annual NARSA HD Luncheon (Noon to 1:30pm) Holiday Inn, Keynote Speaker TBD.

Shop Tour and Hands on Demonstrations (2:00pm to 7:30pm) Affton Auto Radiator & A/C Service, Fenton, MO

Buses will shuttle between the hotel and the shop. Food trucks will provide refreshments. Tour a brand, new, state-of-the-art HD aftermarket facility. Capabilities include: DPF service, design and fabrication; welding; air conditioning service; metals cleaning, and more housed in a purpose built 15,000 sq. ft. building.

Demonstration and lessons will include:

  • Core dipping
  • AMOX Core rebuilding and repair for CAT applications
  • Running Headers
  • Aluminum Cooler for High Pressure Applications Repair and Remanufacture
  • Aluminum Plate Cooler Service
  • Plus, more

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Breakfast & Skills Competition Orientation (8:00am to 9:30am), Holiday Inn

Demonstrations, Shop Tour, Skills Competition (10:00am - 5:30pm), Affton Radiator, Fenton, MO

Shuttle service will begin at 9:30 am and will run throughout the day. Last shuttle will leave from Affton Radiator to the hotel approximately 5:30 pm.

Demonstration and lessons will be conducted throughout the day and will include:

  • Core dipping
  • AMOX Core rebuilding and repair for CAT applications
  • Running Headers
  • Aluminum Cooler for High Pressure Applications Repair and Remanufacture
  • Aluminum Plate Cooler Service
  • Plus, more

BBQ Luncheon from Missouri State BBQ Champion.