Virtual Joint Emissions Control / Boiler Operations Conference AGENDA


Tuesday, July 14, 2020

SESSION 1 / 10:00 AM – Noon
Informal “Owners’ Only” Shirt Sleeves Session
Introduction by Facilitator: Robert (Rob) Mead, Ingredion Incorporated
CIBO’s “Owners’ Only” Forum for facility owners and operators will discuss Industrial Boiler performance, equipment operation, technology, and management issues under today’s changing environment.  The emphasis will be placed on the changing world of compliance and permitting, new powerhouse requirements and operations, labor availability, training, meeting social and public environmental demands and enforcement, handling uncertainty and assessing industry needs.
SESSION 2 / 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Informal “Equipment Suppliers, Engineering and Environmental Service Consultants’ Only” Shirt Sleeves Session
Introduction by Facilitator: Kristine Davies, Trinity Consultants Inc.
CIBO’s Suppliers Only Shirt Sleeve Session for industrial boiler equipment suppliers, engineers and environmental service suppliers will be held concurrent with the Owners Only Session. The focus will be on what is keeping you up at night —  the changing owner, operator environment and the new environmental needs of today’s owners; what is needed from them to address new powerhouse requirements;  labor and service support qualifications and training; who is the primary contact, time availability; meeting environmental demands, handling uncertainty and assessing industry needs.___________________________________________________

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

SESSION 3 / 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Environmental Rules, Regulations and Implementation in the Industrial Sector

Introduction & Welcome
Conference Chairs – Kristine Davies, Trinity Consultants, Inc and Gary Merritt, NSG/IPAC
1:15 EPA Update
Kevin CulliganEPA,  Associate Director, BMACT, NSR, NAAQS, Guidance Doc EO13891, COVID Enforcement Discretion, PFAS, Water, Refrigerants Rule, GHG, DOE Climate Act Plan de Carbonizing Industry
The Clean Air Act – Permitting & NSR Impacts on Plant Requirements
John (Jay) Hofmann,
Trinity Consultants, Inc.
2:30  What are My Requirements, & How Do I Comply?
Thomas (Tom) Webster III,
SESSION 4 / 3:15 – 5:00 PM
Fundamentals of Testing and Monitoring / Monitor:
Mick Durham, Grain Processing Corporation
3:15 Test Methodologies Overview, Dan Todd, Air Quality Services, LLC
3:45 CEMs/PEMS Emissions Monitoring, Sheri Bussard, University of Cincinnati  
4:15 Sustainable Testing: Leveraging Next Generation Technology to improve Environmental Performance and Save Money, Pat Clark, Montrose Environmental
4:45 Low Mass Emitter Status
5:15 Session adjourns

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

SESSION 5 / 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Data Analysis, Management Systems and Software Applications / Monitor:
Mike Zebell, ERM
1:15 Management Systems & Software, James (Jim) Powell, Mostardi Platt
1:45 Root Cause Analysis Tool in Planning, Maintenance and Compliance, John Malloy and Fred Farabaugh, NSGS-Colver
2:15 Bringing IIoT to Plant Automation Systems; Moving from Distributed to Digitalized, Mark Bitto, ABB, Inc.
2:45 Q&A
SESSION 6 / 3:15 – 5:15 PM
Power House Operations in Today’s World / Monitor
3:15 Keeping Today’s Power House Up and Running While Addressing the Needs of Today’s Energy Environment,
3:45 Optimizing Plant Operations and Performance, Nathan (Nate) Verhanovitz, Michigan State University
4:15 Preventative Maintenance Planning, Jim Murry, Orlando CoGeneration

Thursday, July 23, 2020

SESSION 7 / 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Toward Achieving a Zero Carbon Environment in 2050 /
Moderator:  Frederick (Fred) Fendt, The Dow Chemical Company
1:00 Electrification and Thermal Issues for Achieving Zero Net Emissions, Georgios Bellos, The Dow Chemical Company
1:30 Decarbonization of Industry, Serget Paltsev, MIT
2:00 Finding Market Based Solutions, Bob Inglis, RepublicEN
2:30 The Electric Boiler for Thermal Demand, John Lemke, Cleaver Brooks
SESSION 8 / 3:15 – 5:15 PM
Natural Gas – A Transition to Zero Net GHG Emissions /
Moderator:  TBD
3:15 A Total Plant-Gas Turbine Combined Cycle CHP Operations and Maintenance Fundamentals, Adam Robinson, Solar Turbines
3:45 Natural Gas Conversions – Efficiency Improvements and Fuel Flexibility, James (Jim) Feese & Richard (Rich) Clasby, Detroit Stoker Company
4:15 Gas Combustion Technology Maintenance and Management, William (Bill) Gurski, TBE, LLC
4:45 Data Collection and Analysis for Process Improvements – Case Study, Art Hamfeldt, Sartorius Stedim Data Analytics

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

SESSION 9 / 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Maintenance, Monitoring and Operations /
Moderator: Thomas (Tom) Webster III, DuPont
1:00 Robotics for Inspection and AssessmentsTBD, Gecko Robotics
1:30 SmartCombustion, Thomas (Tom) Korb, John Zink Hamworthy
2:00 CEMs Maintenance & Monitoring, Joseph (Joe) Macak III, Mostardi Platt
2:30 Sorbent Injection, Gerald (Jerry) Hunt, Lhoist North America
SESSION 10 / 3:15 – 5:00 PM
The Power House of the Future
3:15 Distributed Generation and the Interconnected Grid, TBD
3:45 IoT Solution for the Boiler Room, Rakesh Zala and Terry Conger, Cleaver Brooks
4:15 Boiler Retrofit for Fuel Flexibility, Robert (Bob) Morrow, Detroit Stoker Company
4:45 Energy Management and Control, AJ Smith and Dave Pasciolla, JMP Engineering

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

SESSION 11 / 1:00 – 3:00 PM
What you need to know about Emissions Testing, Sampling, Analysis & Reporting Part I /
Moderator:  TBD
1:00 Federal and State RequirementsRobert (Bob) W. Hartley, State of Maine
1:30 Test MethodologiesDan Todd, Air Quality Services, LLC
2:00 Fundamentals of Accuracy and Nondetects, Billy Anderson, Test America
2:30 ESCs and The other Guys — Part 60 & part 75, TBD
SESSION 12 / 3:15 – 5:00 PM
What you need to know about Emissions Testing, Sampling, Analysis & Reporting Part II / Moderator:  TBD 
3:15 Sampling Do & Don’ts, James, (Jim) Powell,Mostardi Platt
3:45 Analytical Methods and Options, Rich Trzupek, Trinity Consultants
4:15 CEM’s Versus Annual Testing and Analysis, TBD, Alliance Source Testing
4:45 Panel Discussion

Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Joint Participant Discussion of Separate Owners’ and Suppliers Forums & General Conference Summary Discussions

Start Time – 2:00 PM

  • Moderator: Kristine Davies, Trinity Consultants, Inc.
  • Gary Merritt, NSG/IPAC
  • Carl Bozzuto, CIBO consultant

A joint session of the boiler owners and operators and equipment suppliers, engineers and service suppliers is convened to present to all conference participants a summary of the discussions at the Monday afternoon closed forums.  Time is allowed for audience participation, clarification and interactive issue development, problem solutions and further needs identification. Additional topics may be brought up from the general participants for discussion at this time.