2018 Heavy Duty Heating and Cooling Conference Program

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 • Seekins O'Connor Golf Cup Challenge 

Location: Quail Chase Golf Club | 7000 Cooper Chapel Rd, Louisville, KY 40229

Time: 11:30 AM Lunch | 1:00 PM Start 

The golf challenge will begin at 11:30 AM with lunch at the golf course and players will tee-off at 1:00 PM. The course management will allow a shotgun start depending on how busy the course is at tee time. The trophy presentations and prizes will be awarded during the HD Conference Luncheon at the host hotel on Friday. Transportation will be on your own, however, there will be many driving to the event.

** Please note that this pro shop only has six (6) rental club sets, so if you must have a rental set call the course at (502) 239-2110.

Thursday, September 13, 2018 • Tabletop Exhibit and Reception

The Tabletop reception will open the conference featuring the latest heavy duty products and services. Develop lasting relationships with your colleagues and discover new products and suppliers over light bites and cocktails. 

Location:  Marriott Louisville East | 1903 Embassy Square Blvd, Louisville, KY 40299

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM:  Tabletop Set-Up

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM:  Registration/ Badge Pick-Up 

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM:  Reception and Tabletop Exhibit  

Friday, September 14, 2018 • Educational Sessions & Demonstrations 

Location:  Marriott Louisville East | 1903 Embassy Square Blvd, Louisville, KY 40299 

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM:  Welcome Remarks 

8:45 AM - 9:30 AM: Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) for Heat Exchange | Frank Perrone, TitanX Engine Cooling — Add another way to evaluate failures and solutions. In the late 1950s, reliability engineers first developed FMEA to help them study problems that may arise from malfunctions of military systems. Over the years, it has spread to other industries including oil, gas and automotive. It is used in reliability, safety and quality engineering. It can be used to help design and select solutions for modifications or enhancements to products and processes. It is a recognized method for evaluating the effect of proposed changes to the design and/or operational procedures on mission success and safety. Session will be presented by Frank Perrone from TitanX Cooling Inc.

9:30 AM - 10:15AM: Heat Exchanger Coatings for Corrosive Environments | Tom Clifford, Se-Cliff Coatings  — with Tom Clifford, Se-Cliff Coatings, www.corekote.com.  External corrosion can significantly shorten the life of any heat exchanger in markets such as marine, petrochemical, and agricultural fields, causing a wide range of serious problems, and usually resulting in losses for your customers. Tom Clifford will cover the many forms of corrosion including: galvanic, electrolysis, general, stress, erosion, cavitation, crevice/deposit, formicary, solder bloom, pitting and others. He will also provide information on the different types of coatings available and when they should be used. 

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM:  Coffee Break 

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM:  DPF Cleaning Methods | Dan Payant, Emissions and Cooling Solutions  — Dan Payant of Emissions and Cooling Solutions shares his experience with the various methods of cleaning diesel particulate filters (DPFs). He will cover thermal, liquid and pneumatic cleaning and the criteria one needs to consider when choosing a method.

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM:  How's your Aftermarket Treating You? | Dr. Bradley L. Edgar, 44 Energy Technologies, Red Fox Resources  — Diesel Particulate Filters (DPFs) have been standard equipment on light, medium, and heavy duty vehicles since 2007. In a few years, more than 8 million DPF equipped engines will be on the roads in North America. Over the life of the vehicle the DPF may be cleaned 10 times or more and components replaced 2 times or more. DPFs are unique in that they require regular service, are prone to failure, and are expensive to replace. This situation creates a unique opportunity for service shops to add value to their customers by offering solutions for managing their aftertreatment systems. DPF cleaning is the center point of the service event, and it creates additional opportunities in the areas of diagnostics, repairs, replacement part and component sales, and end of life recycling. 

Dr. Bradley L Edgar is an expert in the area of diesel engines, emissions, and aftertreatment. His talk will provide a look backwards to the history and evolution of aftertreatment systems, a review of the current best practices for service, as well as a look forward to where aftertreatment and DPFs are headed. The talk will discuss ways in which independent service shops can take advantage of this tremendous opportunity. Dr. Edgar is the President and CEO of 44 Energy Technologies Incorporated and its aftertreatment division Red Fox Resources. 

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM:  Membership & Awards Luncheon 

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM:  A Braze Furnace for Serious Radiator Job Shops | Mike Jacobs, SECO/WARWICK — In this presentation, Mike Jacobs of SECO/WARWICK, will detail some of the struggles and road blocks for the smaller radiator shops supplying cores to their end customers. SECO/WARWICK has large OEM’s and large aftermarket heat exchanger manufacturers. This presentation is for the next level of radiator shops. These are often family owned businesses and are in cities all a crossed the US that have good volumes and established customers, but do not have good options for furnace brazing and often are tied to other manufacturers to support their process. The purpose of this presentation is to show that this is a common problem across the heat exchanger industry and provide some options. He will detail a solution (SECO/WARWICK Universal Batch CAB Furnace) to bring the brazing process “In House” and better control the quality, production schedule and overall customer satisfaction.

Mike Jacobs has been working on various furnaces for SECO/WARWICK for over 15 years. Mike currently manages the company’s Controlled Atmosphere Brazing (CAB) business and has for 15 years. He is also managing the companies Roller Hearth product line and very involved with atmosphere generators. His extensive experience with high-volume production furnaces as well as low volume batch furnaces has given Mike a unique perspective on the aluminum brazing and heat treating market. Mike has a BA of Science from Edinboro University and has previous experience in the plastic injection molding industry. 

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Afternoon Program at Roppel Industries | 11008 Decimal Dr., Louisville, Kentucky 40299

Three Measuring Classes | David Bienvenu, Radiator Service Inc. — Learn how to measure and spec HD radiators, tube and shell bundles and fans. Session will prepare contestants for the Sharp Skills competition and it is open to all as a class. Classes conducted by David Bienvenu, Radiator Service Inc., Houma, LA. Each class will be presented once.
  • How to measure HD radiator core
  • How to measure and spec tube and shell heat exchangers
  • How to spec fans for HD applications
  • Gas Tank Renu | Dan Sullivan, Gas Tank Renu — See how this process is used to restore vehicle fuel tanks including antiques and custom applications. Session will be conducted by Dan Sullivan, founder of Gas Tank Renu.
  • Radiator Rebuilding
  • DPF Cleaning

Other demonstrations will be added as they are confirmed. 

Hydraulic and High Pressure Fittings Class | Bill Rickermann, Affton Radiator — Fittings for Heat Exchangers 101: Identification, Measurement and Specification – Learn how to identify and measure fittings and threads, thread types, and pitches, on hydraulic and high pressure heat exchangers. Session conducted by Bill Rickermann, Affton Radiator and A/C Service, Fenton, MO.


Saturday, September 15, 2018 • 2018 Sharp Skills Competition 

Location: Roppel Industries | 11008 Decimal Dr., Louisville, Kentucky 40299

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM:  Opening Ceremony for the 2018 Sharp Skills Competition 

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM:  2018 Sharp Skills Competition 

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM:  Buffet Luncheon

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM:  2018 Sharp Skills Competition Continues 

2:30 PM:  2018 Sharp Skills Competition Awards Presentation 

3:30 PM: Conference Concludes