April 10th, 2019


Wednesday 10th April, 2019

Cedar Falls “Clarion Inn” Against the Grain Restaurant

(Formerly called the Holiday Inn)

Liquefied Natural Gas

Topic: Mark Albright and Tom Pfiffner will present information on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).

Mark will present information about the LNG industry, the various processes used to liquefy and re-gassify natural gas, store and transport it as a liquid, describe facilities involved, and identify the reasons for turning it into a liquid in the first place.

Tom will share more detailed information about Midamerican's LNG plant in Waterloo. Midamerican has similar LNG plants in Des Moines and Bettendorf. Northern Natural Gas has one near Garner Iowa.

I think you will enjoy this presentation on a topic that affects so many products that we use everyday.

Speakers: Mark Albright PE, BSME 1989, Iowa State University, has 29 years’ experience in the Electric and Gas Utility industry in the areas of Gas Production, Electric Generation, Electric Distribution, Electric Transmission Operations and Electric Generation Operations and Marketing. Additionally, he is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Iowa and is a NERC Certified System Operator at the Reliability Coordinator level. Mark is also Chairman of the Central Iowa Chapter of ASME.

Tom Pfiffner, Senior Plant Technical Specialist, has 22 years in the utility industry - 19 at the UNI power plant and the last 3 at Midamerican Energy Company with the last 18 months at the Waterloo LNG plant. Tom also has 30 years experience as a licensed journeyman electrician, with extensive experience with industrial controls and automation. He is a lifelong Black Hawk county resident, and a member of WTS for about 5 years.

Program Chair: Tom Pfiffner

Meal: Plated Dinner. includes rolls with butter, coffee, tea and milk.

  • Chopped Salad

  • Pork schnitzel

  • Carmelized Brussel sprouts with bacon

  • Mashed potatoes

  • Blueberry turnover

Price: $20.00 per person (includes tax, tip & room rent)

The Clarion has requested that we collect cash for the meal and not checks. “Cash Please” ☺


Social period: 6:00 P.M.

Dinner: 6:30 P.M.

Location: “Against The Grain” Restaurant, Cedar Falls Clarion Inn 5826 University Ave., Cedar Falls 50613.

Dinner Reservations can be made by emailing:

: reservations@waterlootechnicalsociety.org

Please indicate if you are NOT having dinner with us when making a reservation. Please also provide the names of any guests so that nametags can be ready for them.

Please make reservations by noon, Monday 8 April 2019. Guests are always welcome.

Dues: Member dues of $20.00 may be sent to the Treasurer, Kenneth Friend, 1112 W. 4th St., Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613-2430 (ph 319-277-2312) or paid at the meeting. E-mail: friendfamily@cfu.net

Checks for membership to the Waterloo technical Society should be made out to the “Waterloo Technical Society”.