2019 BOMPC Conference Agenda

Boiler Operations, Maintenance & Performance Conference
May 7-9, 2019 / May 10 Optional Tour

Hershey Hotel, Hershey, Pennsylvania

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

NOON – 5:30 REGISTRATIONOwners’ Forum; and Equipment and Service Suppliers’ Forum & Conference Registration
Concurrent Owners’ Only, Equipment and Service Suppliers’ Only Forums

CIBO’s twelfth forum sessions for owners, equipment and service suppliers convenes. The participants generate their own agenda and discussion points related to the maintenance, operations and performance concerns keeping them up at night and/or specific to their immediate needs and situations.

1:30-3:00 PM
Owners Only Roundtable and Forum, Facilitator – Gary Merritt, Inter-Power/AhlCon Partner, L.P.

  • A. What keeps you up at night?
  • B. Work order nightmares
  • C. Goals and Objectives for 2019
  • D. Other
1:30-3:00 PM Equipment and Service Suppliers’ Only Roundtable and Forum, Facilitator: Mark Bitto, ABB, Inc & Denis Oravec,  AAI-JMP Engineering

  • A. What keeps you up at night?
  • B. Service and support nightmares
  • C. Finding and training personnel
  • D. Other
3:15–5:30 Combined Meeting with both groups

Each group identifying key issues relating to boiler operation, maintenance and performance improvement and problems identified for solutions to be generated.  Facilitator – Robin Mills Ridgway, Purdue University

5:30-7:00 PM Networking and Exhibits / Cash Bar

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

7:00-8:00 AM CONFERENCE REGISTRATION / Hot Breakfast
Boiler Operations, Maintenance and Performance Conference Convenes
7:30 A Total Plant — Power, Steam and Thermal Energy Fundamentals, Robert (Bob) Morrow, Detroit Stoker Company
8:20 Introduction by Conference Chairs
Gary Merritt, Inter-Power/AhlCon Partners, L.P.
Robin Mills Ridgway, Purdue University
8:30 The World of Today’s Powerhouse

  • Steam, Electricity, Renewables & Staffing Concerns
  • Fuels and Flexibility Concerns
8:30 Industrial Info, Brock Ramey, Industrial Info Resources
9:15 Optimizing Plant Operations and Performance — Backup Generation, Nathan Verhanovitz, Michigan State University
9:45 Big Data IIOT (Industrial Internet of Things), Mark Bitto, ABB, Inc.
10:15 Coffee Break
10:30 Boiler Operation and Maintenance Issues, Moderator: John Malloy, Inter-Power/AhlCon Partner, L.P.
10:30 Combustion Analyzers Data, James (Jim) Burke, Bacharach
11:00 Preventive Maintenance, Tim Batton, Whertec
11:30 Role of a PAL in Maintenance, Terry Black, ERM
12:00 Fuel Sizing Implications in CFB Boilers on Operation and Maintenance, Ronald Campanella and Tanveer Khan, Sumitomo SHI FW
12:30 LUNCH and EXHIBITS – Please visit our exhibitors before and after lunch / Cash Bar
1:30 Getting the Most Out of a Power Plant Outage
1:30 Outage Management, Darryl HauckNSGS-Colver
2:00 Power Plant Perspective Resourceful Operations and Planning, Don Guzzetta, The Boiler Expert LLC
2:30 Incorporating Sustainability Considerations in Project (outage) Planning, Ann McIver, Citizens Thermal
3:15 Power Plant Outages – Inspections Case Study, Stacey A. Edwards, Cornell University
4:00 Department of Energy R&D Update, John Rockey, DOE / NETL
4:30 Effectively Managing your Energy Workforce Training Requirements – a Power Generation Case Study, Robert Clark and John Galiotos, PanGlobal Training Systems, Ltd
5:00 Conference Adjourns for the Day
5:30-7:00 PM Networking Reception and Exhibits / Cash Bar

Thursday, May 9, 2019

7:00 AM Hot Breakfast
8:00 Meeting Convenes
Moderators Co-Chairs – Gary Merritt, Inter-Power/AhlCon Partners and Robin Mills Ridgway, Purdue University
8:00 Controls, Energy Management, Monitoring, Reporting and Recordkeeping
8:00 Boiler Retrofit for Fuel Flexability, James (Jim) Feese and Richard (Rich) Clasby, Detroit Stoker Company
8:30 Preventative Maintenance – Case Study
MVDA Analysis of Historical Data for Operational Enhancement, Art Hamfeldt, Sartorius Stedim Data Analytics
9:00 Energy Management and Control, Denis Oravec, AAI-JMP Engineering
9:30 Making a Hybrid Control Approach Part of your Strategy to Achieve   Effective Process Integration, Boiler Optimization and Operational Consistency, Steve Ostanek, Neundorfer, Inc.
10:00 Coffee Break
10:30 Case Studies – Design and Operations of Digesters for EnergyBernie Sheff, Montrose Environmental Group
11:00 Gecko update, Dave Kahan, Gecko Robotics
11:30 Vibration Analysis in the Powerhouse, Michael A. Szurkowski, Emerson Automation Solutions
12:00 Lunch
1:30 Collaborative Operations / Remote Operations and Maintenance, Rinol Pereira, ABB, Inc.
2:00 New Technology Showcase
2:00 Ammonia Scrubbers to Control SO2 Emissions, Annette Mark, Marsulex Environmental Technologies
2:30 Making the Old New Again, Joseph (Joe) Malone, Wood
3:00 Improving the Operating Efficiencies of Industrial Biomass-fueled Furnaces and Boilers, David Digdon, Atlantic Combustion Technologies, Inc.
3:30 Questions & Answers
4:00 Meeting Adjourns

Friday, May 10, 2019

Optional Power Plant Tour

  • Brubaker Farm – Sustainable Operations See Profile
  • Meet in lobby at 9:00 AM
  • Transportation/breakfast is on your own