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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.

 

Life Cycle Assessment and GHG Abatement by Chemical Products

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.

 

Energy Intensity and Key Indicators and their Application

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.

 

Lessons Learned from Conducting Boiler MACT Energy Assessments

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.

 

CHP as a Risk Reduction Strategy

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.