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IFPS 2018 Spring Meeting

February 27 – March 1, 2018    Embassy Suites    Albuquerque, New Mexico

Network with industry professionals during the IFPS Spring Meeting being held February 27 – March 1, 2018, at the Embassy Suites, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Get involved – there’s bound to be a committee that meets your interest, and we welcome your expertise!

 In addition to committee and board meetings, optional activities are planned throughout the week, as well as a technical workshop and job performance test, which will be held on Monday, February 26, 2018. Participation in this workshop contributes towards re-accreditation and recertification requirements.

You may register for the meeting and/or workshop by visiting www.ifps.org or by calling IFPS Headquarters at 800-308-6005.

Hotel Reservations

Hotel reservations can be made online by visiting www.ifps.org or by calling the Embassy Suites at 505-245-7100. A discount hotel rate of $121.00+tax /night has been secured. Be sure to mention you are with the International Fluid Power Society to secure the group rate. Reservations must be made by January 27, 2018 to receive the discounted rate.

Technical Workshop

Monday, February 26 • 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM • Fee: $150 (lunch included)

“A System Approach to Hydraulic Design for Identifying and Mitigating Hazards”

Presented by: Gregory George, CFPAI, Applied Industrial Technologies

This workshop will focus on building blocks for designing safe systems. Topics will include:

  • Common methods for preliminary hazard identification.
  • Qualifying identified hazards.
  • Mitigating hazards in hydraulic systems.
  • Failure modes and effects analysis and how to use it.
  • Fault tree analysis.

Schedule of Events

Monday, February 26, 2018
8:00 AM–4:00 PM — Technical Workshop
1:00 PM–4:00 PM — Job Performance Testing

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
8:00 AM–9:00 AM — Strategic Planning Meeting
9:00 AM–11:30 AM — Education Committee Meeting
11:30 AM–12:30 PM — Hosted Lunch
12:30 PM–2:30 PM — Membership Committee Meeting
3:00 PM–5:00 PM — Tour
6:00 PM–7:30 PM — Welcome Reception
8:00 PM–9:30 PM — Night out

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
8:00 AM–12:00 N — Certification Committee Meeting
1:00 PM–4:00 PM — Tour
6:30 PM–9:00 PM — Annual Dinner

Thursday, March 1, 2018
8:00 AM–11:00 AM — Marketing Committee Meeting
11:00 AM–12:00 PM — Finance Committee Meeting
12:00 PM–1:00 PM — Hosted Lunch
1:00 PM–2:00 PM — Board of Director’s Meeting
2:00 PM–3:00 PM — Strategic Planning Follow-Up



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