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AFS offers a number of unique filtration and separations training short courses. Educational opportunities on these topics are difficult to find, especially with the level of expertise that you will receive here. Leading experts from the filtration and separations industry are instructing the courses. Upon completion, attendees receive certificates of completion and earn CEU credit.

Product familiarization and technical training of new and existing filtration products is an integral and essential part of doing business. An investment in knowledge is a key ingredient in understanding a customer's business and being able to recommend cost-effective system solutions.

Understanding the damaging role that contamination plays in system failure and machine downtime is typically one of the many topics covered as well as correct filter sizing and understanding filter media types and uses.

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AFS Fall Conference Courses - San Diego, CA

The following short courses will be offered at the AFS Fall Conference in San Deigo, CA:

MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2016
Doubletree San Diego Mission Bay
San Diego, CA

Full Day, 0.8 CEUs
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Introduction to Solid/Liquid Separation
Introduction to Gas/Air Filtration
 


Half Day, 0.4 CEUs
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Morning

Filtration & Separation Media Use and Market
Microfiltration Membrane
Nanofiber Technology in Filtration
Opportunity Analysis, Strategic Planning and Risk Mitigation for the Small to Mid-Size Filtration and/or Separations Business


Half Day, 0.4 CEUs

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Afternoon

Hybrid Media Technologies in Filtration
Liquid Filtration Testing Basics
Reverse Osmosis
Ultrafiltration Membrane


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Introduction to Solid/Liquid Separation

Course: Full Day, 0.8 CEUs
Wu Chen, Wenping Li, Chris Wallace - Instructors

Learn the overall spectrum of solid/liquid separation. Understand the principles behind your filtration so your filter meets your needs. Realize the competing technologies.

Course Outline: Meet together for first hour, then break into separate classes.

  • Introduction
  • Particles and Fluid Properties
  • Principles of Liquid Filtration
  • Liquid Filtration Equipment I
  • Liquid Filtration Equipment II
  • Liquid Filtration Media
  • Liquid Filter Performance, Testing and Standards
  • Liquid Filter Performance, Testing and Standards
  • Filter Aid
  • Panel Discussion and Award of Course Certificate

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Hybrid Media Technologies in Filtration

Course: 0.4 CEU
Christine Sun, Instructor

Course Description:
What is hybrid media technology in filtration? Why has it been so rapidly and widely adopted in recent air and liquid filter products? How is it used in the fast growing filtration market? What are the unmet needs and trends for future development? This course will help you develop an overall understanding of hybrid technologies and answer these questions.

Course Outline

  1. Introduction to Hybrid Media Technology
  2. Market and Product Review
  3. Necessity to Use Hybrid Media Technology
  4. How Is Hybrid Technology Used in Air/Liquid Filtration?
  5. Unmet Needs and Future Development Trends
  6. Discussion and Award of Course Certificate

 

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Filtration & Separations Media Use and Market

Course: Half Day, .4 CEUs
Edward C. Gregor - Instructor

Filtration and separation media is the heart and soul of every filter and filtration process. This course covers eight major categories and over twenty distinctive types of filtration media. The construction of each medium is unique with specific design and functional advantages clearly described.

The presentation is heavy with visual examples and descriptions of multiple advantages and disadvantages along with in-depth application details not found elsewhere in the industry. Market size, new developments, trends, un-met needs and future outlook ties the course together. A must attend course if filtration media expertise and market information is important to the success of your job.

 

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Opportunity Analysis, Strategic Planning and Risk Mitigation for the Small to Mid-Size Filtration and/or Separations Business

Course: 0.4 CEUs,
Thomas Ramsey, Instructor

Small to medium size businesses often lack the resources and manpower for in-depth product line and market analysis, project prioritization and strategic planning. Having the correct information on which to base decisions, using the right tools to guide decision making and set priorities are critical needs for planning and executing the future path of your business.

Learn the skills and acquire the tools to analyze your company’s business environment, prioritize projects and product development, how to build, execute and track a strategic plan for your business, while mitigating risk as you grow. Get Executive Level guidance and expertise from an instructor with more than 35 years of global sales, marketing and business development experience in Filtration and Separation, with 10 years at C-suite level, and gain the skills to help grow your business. Templates for project/opportunity prioritization, strategic planning and action item tracking will be provided with course.

  1. BUSINESS ANALYSIS - IDENTIFY THE PATH TO GROWTH
    1. Market growth potential
    2. Competitive landscape
    3. Technological developments
    4. Project priorities
  1. STRATEGIC PLANNING - PLOT AND FOLLOW THE PATH TO GROWTH
    1. Vision and Mission
    2. Goals and Objectives
    3. Strategy and Tactics
  1. RISK MANAGEMENT – MITIGATING RISK ALONG THE WAY
    1. Market Risk
    2. Technology Risk
    3. Cost and Quality Risk
    4. Channel Risk

Successful businesses acknowledge and identify risk, taking active steps to minimize or even eliminate risks over the duration of their plan

 

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Nanofiber Technology in Filtration

Course: Half Day, 0.4 CEUs
Christine Sun - Instructor

Course Description
Nanofibers have been rapidly growing in filtration market with an annual growth rate around 35%. In this course, you will learn why are nanofibers so effectively used for filtration, how to produce various nanofibers and design your own competitive nanofiber products? Latest industrial developments, unmet needs and future trends will also be discussed.

Course Outlines

  1. Market and Product Review
  2. Why Nanofibers
  3. Methods for Producing Nanofibers
  4. Design Different Nanofiber Filters
  5. Leading Industrial Players and Products
  6. Unmet Needs and Future Trend
  7. Discussion and Award of Course Certificate

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Liquid Filtration Testing Basics

Course: 0.4 CEUs,
Jerry Lynch, Instructor

Liquid Filtration Testing Basics

Course Description:

The Liquid Filtration Testing Basics Short Course is an introductory course on liquid filtration testing, testing methods and the standard equipment and instruments used. The course will cover filter test techniques and standards for water, fuel, lube oil, hydraulic fluids, and other industrial liquids. In addition particle characteristics and efficiency methods and ratings will be reviewed.

Learning Objective:
Attendees will leave with a broad view and better understanding of the principles and methods available to pre-qualify and optimize liquid filtration selection.

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Microfiltration Membrane

Course: 0.4 CEUs,
Scott Yaeger, Instructor

Learn in-depth knowledge of the various types of microporous membranes including: Strengths and Weaknesses, Performance Characteristics, Integrity Testing, Retention Efficiency, Ratings and Comparisons. Learn to differentiate between microporous, ultrafiltration, nanofiltration, and reverse osmosis membranes.

The attendee will learn about membrane:

  • Definitions: Microfiltration, Ultrafiltration, Nanofiltration, and Reverse Osmosis
  • Types: Philicity, Morphology, Structure, Formats, Materials, and Supports
  • Membrane Formation: Liquid, Gas, and Thermal Phase Inversion, Stretching, Substitution, Etching
  • Pore Structure: Isotropic, Anisotropic, Duel Anisotropic, Asymmetric
  • Pore Size: History, Measurement, Efficiency, Reality, Integrity Testing, Distribution
  • Retention Efficiency: Nominal, Absolute, LRV, Sterilizing Grade, Nominally Absolute, or Absolutely Nominal
  • Surface Modification: Philicity, Zeta Potential, Ion Exchange, Affinity, Adsorption
  • Retention Mechanisms: Sieve, Depth, Adsorption, Impingement,
  • Pressure/Flow Characteristics: Thickness, Pore Distribution, Surface Area, Effective Surface Area
  • Life: Plugging, Passage, Grow Through
  • Device Geometries: Pleated, Pleat Variations, Hollow Fiber, Tubular, Spiral Wound, Flat Plate Cassettes
  • Applications: Pharmaceutical, BioPharmaceutical, Food and Beverage, Microelectronics, Chemical, Medical, Laboratory

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Ultrafiltration Membrane

Course: 0.4 CEUs,
Scott Yaeger, Instructor

Ultrafiltration Membrane

Course Description:

This course provides an in depth study of the Ultrafiltration membranes typically used in the Pharmaceutical, Microelectronic, Food and Beverage, Water and Waste Water, Coatings, Chemical, Oil and Gas, Laboratory, and Medical Markets. The attendee will learn about membrane:

  • Definitions
    • Microfiltration, Ultrafiltration, Nanofiltration, and Reverse Osmosis
  • Terminology
    • Flux, Permeate, Cross Flow Velocity, Trans Membrane Pressure, Concentration Polarization
  • Types
    • Philicity, Morphology, Structure, Formats, Materials, and Supports
  • Membrane Formation
    • Liquid, Vapor, and Thermal Phase Inversion
  • Pore Structure
    • Isotropic, Anisotropic, Asymmetric
  • Pore Size
    • History, Measurement, Efficiency, Reality, Integrity Testing, Distribution
  • Retention Efficiency
    • Nominal Molecular Weight Cut Off, Absolute, Real World
  • Surface Modification
    • Philicity, Adsorption, Binding
  • Retention Mechanisms
    • Sieve, Adsorption, Velocity, Size Exclusion
  • Pressure/Flow Characteristics
    • Thickness, Pore Distribution, Surface Area, Effective Surface Area
  • Life
    • Plugging, Passage, Grow Through, Cross Flow Parameters
  • Device Geometries
    • Hollow Fiber, Tubular, Spiral Wound, Flat Plate Cassettes
  • Cross Flow Filtration
    • Critical Parameters and Control, Single or Multiple Use
  • Applications
    • Pharmaceutical, BioPharmaceutical, Food and Beverage, Microelectronics, Chemical, Medical, Laboratory

The aforementioned bullet points are representative but by no means totally inclusive.

 

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