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

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 Remote Sensing & Monitoring in Preventative Maintenance, TBD, Case Studies
11:00 Preventive Maintenance, James Murray, Orlando Cogen
11:30 Role of a PAL in Maintenance, Mike Zebell, ERM
12:00 LUNCH and EXHIBITS – Please visit our exhibitors before and after lunch
1:30 Getting the Most Out of a Power Plant Outage
1:30 Outage Management, Darryl HauckIPAC
2:00 Budgeting, TBD, Case Study
2:30 Scheduling, TBD, Case Study
3:15 Power Plant Outages – Inspections Case Study, Stacey A. Edwards, Cornell University
3:45 Staffing, TBD, Case Study
4:15 Safety, Start-up & Testing, TBD, Case Study
4:45 General Discussion, Robin Mills Ridgway, Purdue University
5:00 Conference Adjourns for the Day
5:30-7:00 PM Networking Reception and Exhibits

Thursday, May 9, 2019

7:00 AM Hot Breakfast
7:30 Department of Energy R&D Update, TBD, DOE / NETL
8:00 Meeting Convenes
Moderators Co-Chairs – Gary Merritt, Inter-Power/AhlCon Partners and Robin Mills Ridgway, Purdue University
8:15 Controls, Energy Management, Monitoring, Reporting and Recordkeeping
8:15 The Piloted Power Plant, TBD, Case Study
8:45 Preventative Maintenance – Case Study
MVDA Analysis of Historical Data for Operational Enhancement, Robert (Bob) Davis, Sartorius Stedim Data Analytics
9:15 Energy Management and Control, TBD, Case Study
9:45 Process Integration, TBD, Case Study
10:15 Coffee Break
10:30 Industrial Boiler Retrofit for Fuel Flexibility, James (Jim) Feese and Richard (Rich) Clasby, Detroit Stoker Company
11:00 Sensors and Monitoring for Scope I Emissions, TBD, Case Study
11:30 Integrating Renewable Energy, TBD, Case Study
12:00 Lunch
1:30 New Technology Showcase
1:30 Case Studies – Design and Operations of Digesters for Energy, Bernie Scheff, Montrose Environmental Group
2:00 Gecko Update, TBD
2:30 Flame Safety and Control Requirements NFPA etc., TBD
3:00 Material Wear and Life Extension, TBD
3:30 Vibration Analysis, TBD
4:00 Flow Accelerated Corrosion, TBD
4:30 Meeting Adjourns

Friday, May 10, 2019

Optional Power Plant Tour

  • Tentative by demand
  • Meet in lobby at 9:00 AM
  • Transportation/breakfast is on your own