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The 2018 AMCA Air Systems Engineering and Technology (ASET) Conference is AMCA’s inaugural yearly engineering conference. The conference will educate through structured learning and provide peer-to-peer networking opportunities to consulting engineers, manufacturer equipment and applications engineers, research scientists and technicians, code officials, designers, specifiers and engineering students.


March 6-7, 2018
Hyatt Regency San Antonio
San Antonio, TX

Registration will open August 7, 2017

  • Attendance is expected to be 100 -150 participants
  • Networking dinner begins after last seminar session on Day 1
  • Sponsor expo will be open during registration and breaks
  • Certificate of attendance with continuing education credits provided by RCEP
  • Two track conference: Air Products & Technology, Air Systems & Applications

    Track 1: Air Products and Technologies
    • Basics of Air Movement (Fan Basics)
    • Basics of Air Control (Damper and Louver Basics)
    • Reducing Fan System Effect
    • Meeting Fan System Design Requirements of ASHRAE 90.1
    • Diagnosing Fan-System Problems
    • Louvers for Hurricane-Prone Regions
    • Fire & Smoke Dampers: Past, Present, and Future
    • Smoke Control Design: Fire, Smoke and Combination Fire/Smoke Dampers
    • Introducing Fan Energy Index and Part-Load Efficiency Calculations for Motors, Belts, and Drives

    Track 2: Systems and Applications
    • Basics of Acoustics for Commercial & Industrial Air Systems
    • Designing & Commissioning Air Systems
    • VAV Systems with Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems
    • High Efficiency VAV Systems
    • In-Situ Testing of Industrial Fan Performance
    • Design Considerations for Variable-Pitch Fans
    • Laboratory Exhaust System Design
    • Sizing and Selecting Tunnel Fans and Jet Fans – Tunnel and Car Park Fans
    • Acoustic Dampening
    • Meeting Economizer and Other Damper Requirements in ASHRAE 90.1
    • Air Systems Compliance for Construction and Energy Codes
    • Energy Efficiency and IAQ Measures for Air Systems: Economizers, UVG Lights, Filters




    Industry professionals are invited to submit abstracts for presentations (no formal paper required) to present at the 2018 AMCA ASET Conference. Topics related to air movement and control for commercial facilities, industrial facilities, or industrial processes will be considered. Generally, topics can include application guidance, codes and standards, commissioning, performance monitoring and equipment life-cycle issues.

    Please review the next page for conference tracks and suggested topics. If your subject of interest is not listed below, please don’t hesitate to submit an abstract with your chosen topic.

    Click on the image to the left to download the AMCA ASET Conference Call For Presentations.


    A sponsorship program for the 2018 AMCA ASET Conference has been developed for this unique opportunity. All levels of sponsorship include:
    • Recognition in seminar booklet and pop-up posters
    • Company logo featured in PowerPoint slides shown during registration and breaks
    • Company logo in follow-up email message sent to attendees after the event
    • Table top space in the break room and during the opening reception
    • Discounted registration for the conference

    For more information on sponsoring the 2018 AMCA ASET Conference, please download the sponsorship brochure at here. The deadline for sponsorships is December 31, 2017; however, sponsorships are going fast. If you have any questions or need further information, contact Janet Blanchfield, AMCA Meeting Manager at


    Hyatt Regency San Antonio
    San Antonio, TX

    Overlooking the historic Alamo mission, the San Antonio River Walk hotel brings the charm of this exciting waterway district inside the hotel doors. Enjoy an authentic San Antonio atmosphere, from the moment you step into the soaring atrium lobby. Located steps from the legendary San Antonio River Walk, also known as Paseo del Río, is a network of walkways along the banks of the San Antonio River, one story beneath the streets of San Antonio, Texas. Lined by bars, shops, restaurants, nature, and public art, the River Walk is an important part of the city’s urban fabric and a tourist attraction in its own right.


    Attendees are required to book their own rooms for the conference. Please click here to book your hotel room.