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Register for IFPS 2019 Spring Meeting

Join us on March 11-14, 2019, as the IFPS holds its 2019 Spring Meeting at The Embassy Suites, Savannah, Georgia. This is a great way to network with professionals in the industry. Optional activities are planned throughout the week, in addition to committee and board meetings. A technical workshop and job performance test will be held on Monday, March 11, 2019. Participation in this workshop contributes towards recertification and Accredited Instructor reaccreditation requirements.

Hotel reservations can be made online at www.ifps.org or by calling The Embassy Suites at 912-721-6900 (be sure to mention group name International Fluid Power Society to secure the group discount.)

Technical Workshop – “To Cv or Not to Cv”
Monday, March 11, 2019    8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Co-presented by Thomas Blansett, CFPAI, IFPS Technical Director, and Jon Jensen, CFPAI, SMC Corporation of America
Registration: $150.00 (lunch included)

The focus of this workshop will be sizing pneumatic valves using ISO 6538:1989 – rating valve performance. Exploration of sizing with ANSI standards using Cv versus sizing using sonic conductance and b-values following ISO standards (widely adopted throughout the world, except the US,) since it is a more accurate predictor of valve performance, and looking at high-speed operations and the effects of moisture in the lines. Risk management for high-speed pneumatic systems along with ISO 6538:1989 Machinery Safety, with discussion of the Machinery Directive as per ISO-12100, and Safety Related Parts of Control Systems as per ISO-13849 will be addressed.

Job Performance Test
Monday, March 11, 2019    9:00 am – 12:00 pm

IFPS will conduct Job Performance Tests for IFPS Mechanics, Technicians, and Connector and Conductor Certifications. Separate registration is required and must be submitted at least 30 days in advance.

Meeting Schedule of events  (subject to change)

Monday, March 11, 2019

9:00 am-12:00 pm—JP Testing
8:00 am-4:00 pm—Technical Workshop

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

8:00 am-9:00 am—Strategic Planning Committee
9:00 am-11:00 am—Education Committee Meeting
11:00 am-12:00 pm—Membership Committee Meeting
12:00 pm-12:30 pm—Hosted Lunch
12:30 pm-1:30 pm—Membership Committee Meeting (cont)
2:00 pm-3:30 pm—Trolley Tour – optional
6:00 pm-7:30 pm—Welcome Reception
7:30 pm-10:00 pm—Group Evening Out – optional

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

8:00 am-12:00 pm—Certification Committee Meeting
12:00 pm-12:45 pm—Hosted Lunch
1:00 pm-4:00 pm—GulfStream Tour – optional
6:00 pm-9:00 pm—Dinner – Cruise

Thursday, March 14, 2019

8:00 am-10:30 am—Marketing Committee Meeting
10:30 am-12:00 pm—Finance Committee Meeting
12:00 pm-12:45 pm—Hosted Lunch
12:45 pm-2:30 pm—Board of Directors Meeting
2:30 pm-3:30 pm—Strategic Planning Committee Follow-up

Visit www.ifps.org to register for the meeting.

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