Texas Industrial Energy Management Forum
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Houston, Texas 77012
Managing site energy use in the processing industries today requires that you bring many skills to the table. With a respite from the $10 natural gas of the last decade and the construction of new units, engineers at process plants are tackling other issues. This Forum will explore many different facets of energy management today.
Abdelhadi Sahnoune, SustainabilityTeam Lead, ExxonMobil Chemical Company
Life cycle assessment (LCA) has become as a key tool for the study of energy systems and the contribution of products to addressing sustainability challenges. LCA allows a holistic view and a quantification of the environmental impacts associated with a product or activity and avoids burden shifting from one life cycle phase to another. Through the analysis of the life cycle impacts from raw material extraction to production to end of life, we will explain how products of the chemical industry contribute to sustainability.
Dr. Frank Zhu, Senior Fellow, UOP
The concept of energy intensity sets the basis for measuring energy performance while the concept of key energy indicators provides guidance for what to do and how to improve process energy efficiency. Both concepts are the cornerstones of an effective and sustainable energy management system.
Tom Theising, Energy Systems Manager, BASF
The Boiler MACT (DDDDD) and Area Source (JJJJJJ) Rules are the first time that an energy assessment has been included as a compliance requirement for a Clean Air regulation. Tom has conducted approximately two dozen energy assessments on equipment subject to the Boiler MACT requirements to date in 2014. He will present the methodology developed for conducting MACT required energy assessments in a Do It Yourself (DIY) format.
Ray Deyoe, Managing Director, Integral Power, LLC
With increased natural gas volatility, tightening ERCOT reserve margins and water supply constraints becoming the “new normal”, industries along the Gulf Coast are starting to take a second look at combined heat and power and waste heat to power. Ray will present two case studies which demonstrate the importance of these dynamic drivers in the project evaluation calculus.