New England Fuel Institute’s Energy Expo


The 2009 Energy Expo will draw oil heat and diversified fuel marketers, HVAC contractors, service personnel and diversified owners and managers from the widest array of heating and energy providers including Bioheat®, diesel fuel, solar and propane companies. It will be held June 9-10 in Boston at the Hynes Convention Center. The previous show set an attendance record at the last Energy Expo of over 7,000 during the two-day event, and similar results are anticipated this year.


The following is the schedule of events:


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Exhibit Hours: 12:00 to 6:00 p.m.



9:30 a.m.

Condensating Propane Gas Boilers

From Shelton, Conn., Jeff Quickel of Emerson Swan will explain why oil heat companies are becoming interested in gas products and provide an introduction on condensing equipment for residential/commercial applications. He will provide the dos and don’ts of installation practices for this equipment and information on a selection of high efficiency products. He’ll also describe ways to expand equipment sales opportunities.


10:30 a.m.


A veteran of the HVAC field for twenty three years, Jim Jaffe is the owner of Connecticut Chimney and Vent, LLC and is an industry consultant. Jaffe’s lecture will concentrate on understanding venting requirements for heating appliances. Specifically, attendees will learn about chimney flue and combustion air requirements when installing, removing or upgrading heating equipment. He’ll show how to identify the need for chimney lining or additional combustion or ‘make-up” air, proper sizing and installation techniques and will include tips on identifying improper installations and how to spot fraud installations.


10:30 a.m.

Honeywell’s New World of Wireless Controls with Wireless True Steam

Michael San Antonio, technical training manager, EDOS Manufacturer Reps., Inc. will provide updates on the latest Honeywell control devices and their important role in providing efficient heating and AC systems. As manger of Commercial/Industrial Combustion Controls division, San Antonio assumes the responsibilities of customer interface for Honeywell project planning, sales, and technical support coordination for distributors, combustion contractors and end users in quality, and the commissioning of individual equipment and integrated systems.


Energy Summit (Business sessions)


9:30 a.m.  

Keynote Presentation

Tom Kloza, foremost OPIS analyst and lead editor, will discuss ‘fuel price predictability,”


11:00 a.m.

‘How to Buy Fuel”

Concurrent sessions dealing with how to buy product in today’s environment, one for heating oil, one for propane. Both sessions will feature a panel of buying and contract specialists from leading wholesale suppliers in the Northeast. On the oil side, specialists include: Bob Blanchard, Irving Oil; Bill Braunig, Global Companies LLC; Walter Brickowski, Gulf Oil Limited Partnership; and Hugh Macnaughton, Sprague Energy.


2:00 p.m.

SPCC Compliance Rules

An examination and Q&A at a special Tuesday afternoon session to be headed by NEFI Counsel Mark S. Morgan, Esq., who will be joined by representatives from five professional engineering firms.


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Exhibit Hours 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.



9:30 a.m.

Bioheat®: A Technician’s Perspective

Dave Bessette, Service Manager, Arlex Oil, Arlington, MA

Because an educated service technician is the best prevent defense to ensure a positive consumer experience with oil heat it is imperative that we never stop learning. As the industry continues to embrace Bioheat, there is much to learn about this unique fuel and the countless benefits it offers the industry and our customers. This session provides exhaustive technical details specific to Bioheat. Follow the fuel from production through storage, delivery and into combustion. This will be the training class that NEFI will be offering where technicians can earn 3 CEU’s.


11:00 a.m.

EZ-H2L Two-State Residential Oil Burner with ESP Control

Dave Rousayne, Carlin Combustion Technology, Inc.

Dave Rousayne is the technical service manager for Carlin Combustion Technology, Inc. and is responsible for field service and training. Carlin will be demonstrating the features of its new EZ-H2L two-stage residential oil burner and its state-of-the-art control system. Carlin’s new ESP control controls the firing rate of the burner, the combustion process, and the blower speed based on the response it detects from the appliance.


11:00 a.m.

Happy Hour

Ann Ward, Ward Certified

Ann Ward, Ward Certified, inspires and motivates audiences to expand their way of thinking and achieve their goals. Audiences enjoy her combination of practical knowledge, personal rapport, humor and philosophy. As a consultant and speaker, Ward sparks enthusiasm in thousands of people a year and offers her expertise in sales, customer service, and communication skills. Ward’s philosophy and her presentation ‘Happy Hour” will show attendees how happy customers will stay loyal, even in tough times.


Energy Summit (Business sessions)

9:00 a.m.

‘How to Profit & Survive in an Ever-Changing Business Environment.”

Consultant Betsi Bixby


10:00 a.m.

‘The Right Way to Find and Buy an Acquisition”

John Levey and Joe Vassallo

Concurrent session

Air quality and ‘Cap & Trade”


11:00 a.m.  


This important session will address upcoming Bioheat mandates in Massachusetts, which is assuredly to be followed by surrounding states and government bodies. With the Massachusetts state-wide mandate scheduled to roll out in July of 2010 industry terminal owners are working at this very moment to ensure that fuel distributors have access to high quality Bioheat with no disruptions. A generous amount of time will be allocated to field attendees’ questions.


There is free admittance to the trade show & all technical sessions. For questions and registration information, contact NEFI at:



Phone: (617) 924-1000


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