Bill Ashenhart

Position: Principle Engineer – Heat Transfer – S&B Engineers & Constructors
Categories: Steering Committee 2024

A MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN

I am honored and excited to be the Chairman of the Heat Exchanger World Americas Conference & Expo 2023. This conference is unique in the Heat Exchanger arena because the attendance is from all areas of the field. Attendees, sponsors, sub-sponsors, and presenters represent the gamut from the raw material and fabrication equipment suppliers, EPC organizations, heat exchanger fabricators, end users, and even further to those responsible for maintaining the equipment over its lifespan.

The Texas & Louisiana Gulf Coast has long been recognized as the Energy Capital of the world with Houston being at the center. This collection of petrochemical facilities, refineries, and chemical plants, midstream & pipeline, offshore production, LNG, and Ethane export terminals along with all the associated infrastructure supporting these facilities are of particular importance today. All of these facilities will undergo various changes in the coming years to account for more stringent Greenhouse Gas (GHG) and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) requirements. These are both legal mandates and societal perception requirements.

Learning how to not only keep the existing heat transfer equipment operating efficiently but also how the design and implement new equipment and processes with increased efficiency is critical. On a personal note, one of my primary reasons for coming to an event of this type is that I always discover or learn something new.

During the 2023 conference, people from across the spectrum of heat exchanger equipment can attend unique and relevant technical presentations, and network with industry peers all while discovering new equipment and techniques. This conference offers something for everyone, no matter what industry they work in, and I believe that every attendee will discover something new and applicable to their daily job from their participation.

I am looking forward to meeting all of you!

Bill Ashenhart, P.E.
Heat Trasnfer Engineer
S&B Engineers & Constructors