MINNEAPOLIS, MN, June 16, 2005 -- The American Filtration & Separations Society (AFS) will sponsor two topical conferences Sept. 19-22 at the Kensington Hotel in Ann Arbor, Mich.
The conferences begin Monday, Sept. 19, with a separate plenary session, the "Basics in Liquid Filtration Short Course," for industry newcomers. On Tuesday through Thursday are two full conferences. The first focuses on "Filter Testing, Procedures and Equipment" and the second on the new "Diesel and Gas Emissions -- Legislated Requirements." Corporate sponsorships and tabletop displays are available.
The emerging $15 billion diesel emissions market for filters and filtration systems is the single largest new application ever for filtration. Driving growth is clean air legislation in the United States (2007) and Europe (2008). The law specifically requires significant reduction of diesel particulate and NOx exhaust. Although two years away from implementation, filters and systems are already being sold for evaluation and in several situations, production quantities, as the transportation industry is tooling-up for massive production.
This burgeoning market has created new opportunities for filtration companies along with sophisticated filter media and exhaust systems from suppliers offering "out-of-the-box" engineering ideas and advanced products required by engine builders, exhaust system producers and OEM vehicle manufacturers. This event brings together, in one place, the knowledge you need to fully understand where this market and opportunities are headed.
The Filter Testing, Procedures and Equipment Conference will educate both the newcomer to the experienced R&D and product development professional in this critical area, which ultimately determines a filter's capabilities, customer acceptance and use.
Specifiers, users and end users of filters and filtration and separation equipment are also well served to attend this conference. There's no other forum, which can provide the comprehensive knowledge required to properly evaluate the performance of filter products. For those expecting to understand the requirements or to stay current, this event is a must for filtration engineers in the industry.
For further information, see www.afssociety.org. The AFS is the largest filtration society in the world and the principal educator of the industry.