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A1: Texas Challenges and Texas' Responses

Monday, 3/17/03
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Session Chair: Jerry Matthews, Texas Council on Environmental Technology, Executive Director

Environmental Challenges (PDF 879 KB)
Speaker: David Allen, University of Texas at Austin, Professor & Director, Center for Energy & Environmental Resources
Synopsis: Air Emissions, Texas Emission Reduction Plan (TERP) and State Implementation Plan (SIP)

Survey: Emissions Reduction Technologies (PDF 182 KB)
Speaker: Chris Lindhjem, Environ International Corporation
Synopsis: Survey or existing emissions reduction technologies for mobile sources; new technology needs

Combustion Technologies (PDF 3.6 MB)
Speaker: Hamid Abbasi, Energy Utilization Center, Gas Technology Institute, Director

BREAK ~ 3:30 pm - 3:40 pm

Technology Verification (PDF 2.3 MB)
Speaker: Doug VanOsdell, Research Triangle Institute, Senior Program Director
Synopsis: EPA's Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Program publishes independent, reliable, and high-quality performance data from which mobile source air pollution control technology users can make informed purchase decisions.

Grants and Incentives for Technology Development (PDF 1.3 MB)
Speaker: Jerry Matthews, Texas Council on Environmental Technology, Executive Director
Synopsis: TCET grant program

Utility Standard Offer Programs
Speaker: Alan Ahrens, Reliant Energy, Energy Engineer (PDF 149 KB)
Speaker: Terry Swan, Entergy, Senior Customer Service Specialist (PDF 187 KB)

Energy Efficiency Grants at the PUC (PDF 471 KB)
Speaker: Theresa Gross, Texas Public Utility Commission, Energy Efficient Grant Administrator
Synopsis: Overview of the Public Utility Commission's energy efficiency grant program. This presentation will include achievements from the first year's funded projects, as well as the project proposals for the second grant cycle.

A2: Sustainability for the Future

Monday, 3/17/03
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Session Chair: Dennis Milligan, The Dow Chemical Company, Global Waste Minimization Leader

Planning for the Future- Dow's Sustainable Development Program (PDF 2.1 MB)
Speaker: Terry Welch, The Dow Chemical Company
Synopsis: Dow began the Sustainability journey in 1999 with a 12 Point Plan aligned to the Strategic Blueprint. The journey has been one of learning and challenge.

Planning for the Future- DuPont's Sustainable Development Program (PDF 1.9 MB)
Speaker: Barbara Pederson, DuPont, Gulf Coast Regional Environmental Team Leader
Synopsis: DuPont is committed to sustainable growth which translates to creating shareholder and societal value while decreasing the environmental footprint along with the value chain. The "environmental footprint" includes injuries, illnesses, incidents, waste and emissions, and depletable forms of raw materials and energy. Key strategies will be shared that are working for DuPont.

Total Cost Assessment- A Useful Tool for Integrating EH&S and Risk Into Decisions For Sustainable Development (PDF 301 KB)
Speaker: Ray Schuette, The Dow Chemical Company, TBCA Focal Point
Synopsis: How The Dow Chemical Company has used Total Cost Assessment (developed by the AIChE Center for Waste Reduction Technologies) to make more sustainable decisions.

Water- A Critical Issue for Sustainability (PDF 468 KB)
Speaker: Tim Finley, The Dow Chemical Company, SR Environmental Engineer
Synopsis: Drought condition and water availability issues around the world have increased concerns for the availability of what has long been viewed and managed by many as a free and plentiful resource. Dow has engaged this issue as one that is critical to sutainability. Efforts to manage it has and will continue to change the way we do business at Dow.

A3: Emissions Reductions and Combined Heat and Power Implementation

Monday, 3/17/03
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Session Chair: Theodore Bronson, Gas Technology Institute, Associate Director

Distributed Energy Policies in Texas: An Overview of Recent Texas DE Regulatory and Environmental Policies (PDF 121 KB)
Speaker: David Schanbacher, Texas Commission on Environment Quality

CHP Program Advances for Industrial End Users (PDF 2.9 MB)
Speaker: Sandy Glatt and Merrill Smith, U.S. Department of Energy

Overview of CHP/EPA Partnership Program - How the CHP/EPA Partnership Can Help End Uses Get CHP in the Field (PDF 505 KB)
Speaker: Christian Fellner, Environmental Protection Agency


Ultra Low Emissions Power Generation Using Advanced Gas Turbine Technology (PDF 5.5 MB)
Speaker: Dennis Moss, Kawasaki

What Can Utilities Outsourcing Do for Your Company? (PDF 1.3 MB)
Speaker: Scott Laidlaw, CINergy
Synopsis: Learn about emission reductions and other benefits that can be achieved with combined heat and power. Explore the efficiency and flexibility of CHP as we present proven successes achieved at actual projects.

Bayport Energy Center - Emissions Compliance and Improved Competitiveness through Thermally Balanced Combined Heat & Power
(PDF 1.3 MB)
Speaker: Dan Thompson, Nations Energy
Synopsis: Nations Energy will construct, own, and operate a thermally balanced gas turbine Combined Heat & Power project to supply electric and thermal energy to NOVA Chemicals Corporation and ATOFINA Petrochemicals, Inc. in Pasadena, TX. The project is a key element in NOVA's and ATOFINA's strategy to comply with NOx reduction requirements of the Texas State Implementation Plan for the Federal Clean Air Act compliance.

A4: Organizational and Managerial Aspects of Your Plant's Energy-Efficiency Program

Monday, 3/17/03
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Session Chair: Paul Scheihing, U.S. Department of Energy, Team Leader, Chemical and Enabling Technologies

Utility Mapping and Benchmarking Tool (PDF 163 KB)
Speaker: Joseph Rogers, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Director
Synopsis: Industry experience has shown that many plant utility personnel do not have an adequate understanding of their energy cost structure and where the major focus should be for any energy savings program. This tool is being developed to address this need and is designed to provide an engineer assigned to a plant utility to be able to develop feel for (A) the cost of all energy sources being supplied to the plant, (B) how much energy is being consumed by the individual utility services and, (C ) where there are opportunities to realize savings.

3M Company's Energy Management Program (PDF 622 KB)
Speaker: Steve Schultz, 3M Energy Management, Energy Program Manager
Synopsis: 3M's Energy Management Program has been operational since 1973 and provides global leadership to continuously improve energy efficiency, reduce costs and reduce environmental impacts.


Challenges to Energy and Greenhouse Gas Reduction in BP Chemicals Plants (PDF 4.7 MB)
Speaker: Brian Dinsmoor, BP Chemicals
Synopsis: BP has committed to do its part to prevent adverse climate change. How this influences existing business processes and decisions is an unfolding story in the BP Chemicals plants. Past experience at achieving corporate GHB reduction targets offers some help. Current options and how they are being addressed by a complex organization with often conflicting priorities are discussed.

A5: ExxonMobil Showcase

Monday, 3/17/03
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Session Chair: Doug Deason, ExxonMobil Chemical Company, Senior Staff Engineer
Synopsis: Topics include results from a process heater retrofit project, use of combined heat and power, and the company-wide Global Energy Management System.

Global Energy Management System (PDF 237 KB)
Speaker: Matthew Knight, ExxonMobil Chemical Company

ExxonMobil NOx Emissions Reduction Opportunities/Challenges (PDF 1.8 MB)
Speaker: Boyd Hurst, ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Company

Cogeneration: Opportunities in Today's Power Markets (PDF 339 KB)
Speaker: Rick W. Meidel, ExxonMobil Gas & Power Marketing Company

A6: Highlights from Plant Tour: Rohm and Haas Texas Inc.

Monday, 3/17/03
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Rohm and Haas Inc.'s award winning energy-efficiency program will be presented. Topics include program goals, challenges and the significant combined benefits (financial, environmental and sustainability) obtainable from a successful energy program. Several projects ranging from steam leak management to a complex total site real-time energy optimization system will be covered. The importance of best practices and metrics utilization as well as potential benefits from new initiatives like pinch analysis will be addressed.

Session Chair: Jeff Hackworth, Rohm & Haas Texas, Inc., Energy Manager

Energy Management Program (PDF 447 KB)
Speaker: Jeff Hackworth, Rohm and Haas Texas, Inc.

Plant Energy Optimization (PDF 272 KB)
Speaker: Tony Dafft, Rohm and Haas Texas, Inc.

Plant Steam Trap and Leak Repair Program (PDF 184 KB)
Speaker: Tony Dafft, Rohm and Haas Texas, Inc.

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B1: Reducing NOx Emissions from Combustion Point Sources

Tuesday, 3/18/03
10:20 am - 12:00 pm

Session Chair: Doug Deason, ExxonMobil Chemical Company, Senior Staff Engineer

The Cooperative Targeted Assessment: Stepping Stone to Efficiency at Merisol's Cresylic Acid Manufacturing Facility (PDF 686 KB)
Speaker: Jim Grisham, Merisol

Meeting Multiple Challenges: Re-Rating W.A. Parish Unit 8: NOx Reductions and Performance Improvements at a 600 MW Coal-fired Electric Generating Unit (PDF 1.2 MB)
Speaker: Derek Furstenwerth, Reliant Resources, Manager, Air Resource Division, Environmental Department

Air Products' New Environmental Optimization Technology and Its Significant Cost Savings Potential for HGA Industry (PDF 936 KB)
Speaker: Beth Brandeis, Air Products

B2: Reductions in VOC Emissions from Flaring Operations: Technologies and Practices

Tuesday, 3/18/03
10:20 am - 12:00 pm

Session Chair: Dennis Griffith, Granherne, Inc., Senior Process Consultant (PDF 530 KB)

Flares: Are They the Answer or the Problem? (PDF 500 KB)
Speaker: Karen Olson, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Senior Engineer
Synopsis: To obtain high destruction of emissions, flares must be properly operated. What is proper operation? What can be done to assure low emissions from flares?

VOC Emissions from Flare Systems (PDF 2.6 MB)
Speaker: Scott Smith, Zeeco Inc., Manager Flare Products
Synopsis: This presentation will review and discuss the following as they apply to flare systems for refining and chemical plant applications:
  1. Current regulatory requirements for sizing and performance
  2. Published test data basis for current regulatory requirements
  3. Comparison of estimated flare emissions for various operating conditions
  4. Discussion of flare operating practices and impact on VOC emissions
  5. Discussion of various types of flares and impact on VOC emissions of each specific type.

B3: How Can Small Players Survive?

Tuesday, 3/18/03
10:20 am - 12:00 pm

Session Chair: Brian Dinsmoor, BP Chemicals, Plant Manager

Self-Help Energy Analysis for Your Plant (PDF 485 KB)
Speaker: Warren Heffington, Texas A&M University, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department
Synopsis: No-cost, low-cost projects and resources will be presented for the advantage of the smaller facility that is limited in capital and personnel.

Saving Energy Pays (PDF 147 KB)
Speaker: George Smith, CenterPoint Energy, Administrator, Commercial and Industrial Services
Synopsis: CenterPoint Energy and other Texas Utilities have $29 million in energy efficiency incentives for commercial and industrial facilities in 2003. Hear how your company can benefit from these programs.

Outsourcing: Is It Right For You? (PDF 1.0 MB)
Speaker: Thomas O'Brien, Integrated Process Solutions
Synopsis: Outsourcing can be a constructive way for a company to improve its competitive position. Planning, finding the "right partner", and execution are the key to achieving results.

B4: Resources from the Department of Energy

Tuesday, 3/18/03
10:20 am - 12:00 pm

Session Chair: James Quinn, U.S. Department of Energy

DOE BestPractices Plant-Wide Assessments (PDF 904 KB)
Speaker: Mitch Olszewski, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Synopsis: The DOE BestPractices plant-wide assessment activity will be described and results obtained from assessments conducted in chemical and petroleum plants will be presented.

DOE Software Tools (PDF 1.0 MB)
Speaker: Fred Hart, U.S. DOE - Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Technology Manager

NICE3/ I&I Program and Technologies (PDF 370 KB)
Speaker: Rolf Butters (with assistance from George Dzyacky)

SBIR Program and Technologies (PDF 253 KB)
Speaker: Charles Russomanno

B5: Environmental Management Systems, Pollution Prevention and Energy Efficiency

Tuesday, 3/18/03
10:20 am - 12:00 pm

Session Chair: Paul Judice, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Pollution Prevention and Industry Assistance
Synopsis: Environmental Management Systems (EMS) provide an excellent foundation for both Pollution Prevention (P2) and Energy Efficiency (E2) programs. This session explores using an EMS, including the new Responsible Care- Management System, as a springboard for improving overall organizational performance and for going beyond regulatory compliance.

Performance Based Regulations and the Texas EMS Program (PDF 421 KB)
Speaker: Ken Zarker, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Synopsis: Ken Zarker will give a big picture description of regulatory flexibility and the development of performance-based regulations, the Texas EMS program and the movement to include Energy Efficiency in Pollution Prevention efforts. Mr. Zarker is the manager of TCEQ's Pollution Prevention Program. He has a B.S. in Environmental Management and has been involved in the agency's P2 programs since 1982 and is currently developing new initiatives to increase regulatory flexibility and innovation.

The New Responsible Care Management System (PDF 408 KB)
Speaker: Barry Stutts, Bayer Corporation, Manager, Responsible Care
Synopsis: Barry Stutts, P.E., will provide a thorough look at the details of an EMS using the new Responsible Care Management System (RCMS) as a vehicle. Mr. Stutts is the Manager of Responsible Care- for Bayer Corporation in Pittsburgh PA. He is the current company chairperson of the American Chemistry Council Team that is combining Responsible Care- with ISO 14001 to create the RCMS and its mandatory third-party certification program. He has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and teaches Business Management courses on the graduate and undergraduate level.

Performance Based EMSs, Pollution Prevention and Energy Efficiency (PDF 4.9 MB)
Speaker: Jeff Voorhis and Atiq Sediqi, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Synopsis: Jeff Voorhis, P.E., will illustrate through case studies a variety of areas that a company can explore to improve energy efficiency, prevent pollution and reinvigorate the organization while implementing an EMS. Mr. Voorhis has worked with several hundred facilities in Texas and Mexico and has accumulated a wealth of ideas and techniques that have saved companies millions in reduced operating costs. He has a B.S. in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, and prior to joining the PPIA section of TCEQ, he spent several years as an engineer in the petroleum industry. Mr. Voorhisis a certified ISO 14001 EMS Lead Auditor. Atiq Sediqi will use the Process Heating Assessment and Survey Tool (PHAST) to demonstrate the application of readily available tools for identifying Aaspects@ and Aimpacts@ when building an EMS and how that effort can highlight E2 opportunities. Mr. Sediqi has worked in the Houston area both as a TCEQ Air Investigator helping companies achieve compliance and as a PPIA Engineering Specialist helping companies reduce emissions and save money through P2 and E2 projects. He has B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mining Engineering, a Masters of Public Health degree and more than thirty years experience in Environment, Health and Safety.

B6: Highlights from Valero's Houston Refinery Tour

Tuesday, 3/18/03
10:20 am - 12:00 pm

Valero presented five topics from its refinery tour: a refinery-wide energy model, FCC power recovery train, crude heaters excess air control, the co-generation operations and automatic blowdown control.

Speaker: Gary Faagau, Energy Corporation, Director, Best Practices Operations (PDF 873 KB)
Speaker: John Clarke, Aspen Tech (PDF 692 KB)
Speaker: Kurt DeKroeger, Conmec (PDF 4.7 MB)
Speaker: Robert Bambeck, Bambeck Systems (PDF 182 KB)

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C1: Reducing NOx Emissions from Combustion Point Sources

Tuesday, 3/18/03
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Session Chair: Doug Deason, ExxonMobil Chemical Company, Senior Staff Engineer

Ultra-Low NOx LeanPremix Burners Eliminate SCRs for Process Heaters (PDF 3.7 MB)
Speaker: Jim Seebold, ChevronTexaco (RET) Richard Waibel, John Zink Co., LLC
Synopsis: The key to extremely low NOx gaseous external combustion is deep penetration into the low-Btu fuel regime whilst maintaining safe stable operation. Innovative near-zero NOx emission lean premix (first listed paper) and fuel conditioning (second listed paper) technologies for industrial process heaters and power boilers are described in this paper together with application results and the unique skunkworks research and development process that produced them.

Ultra-Low NOx COOLBurners Eliminate SCRs for Boilers (PDF 2.7 MB)
Speaker: Jim Seebold, ChevronTexaco (Retired) Tim Webster, John Zink Co., LLC
Synopsis: The key to extremely low NOx gaseous external combustion is deep penetration into the low-Btu fuel regime whilst maintaining safe stable operation. Innovative near-zero NOX emission lean premix (first listed paper) and fuel conditioning (second listed paper) technologies for industrial process heaters and power boilers are described in this paper together with application results and the unique skunkworks research and development process that produced them.

Heat Input Affects NOx Emissions from Internal Flue Gas Recirculation Burners (PDF 4.8 MB)
Speaker: Doyle Bishop, Callidus Technologies, L.L.C, Vice President
Synopsis: Ultra low NOx technology and the motivation behind it are described. A simple calculation method for the probable performance of ultra low NOx burners in a heater is presented as well as caveats for its use. Field data and computational fluid dynamic confirmation are followed by general recommendations to avoid the misapplication of internal flue gas recirculation burners.

Successful Next Generation Low NOx Burner Retrofit Project in a Northern California Refinery (PDF 630 KB)
Speaker: Kurt Kraus, Callidus Technologies LLC
Synopsis: Recent advances in combustion technology and the completion of several refinery NOx reduction projects throughout California provide a broad experience base to support NOx reduction efforts in other areas of the country. A detailed review of a successful project at a Northern California refinery presents widely applicable insight and guidance.

Practical Affordable NOx Control for Process/Cracking Furnace Applications
Speaker: Scott Reed, Zeeco Inc., Vice President - Key Accounts (PDF 1.0 MB)
Speaker: Rich Paganiani, GE Turbines (PDF 3.4 MB)
Synopsis: Zeeco can assist end users in achieving low NOx requirements for the Houston Galverston Area (HGA) with our affordable patented design of the Freejet process burner. The Freejet burner is a simple proven design that saves end users cost of installation, maintenance and initial capital investment while meeting requirements of the HGA.

Burner Retrofit Technology for Boilers, Heaters, and Supplementary Fired Cogeneration (PDF 763 KB)
Speaker: Thomas Sayers, Coen Company, Inc., Marketing Manager
Speaker: Mark Clavelli, Coen Company, Inc., Manager, Combustion Retrofits and Turnkey

C2: Reductions in VOC Emissions from Process Vents, Cooling Towers and Fugitive Sources

Tuesday, 3/18/03
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Session Co-Chair: Chaitali Dave, Kellogg, Brown and Root, Environmental Engineering
Session Co-Chair: Jill Brant, Kellogg, Brown & Root

HRVOC Rules Overview (PDF 321 KB)
Speaker: Ashley Forbes, Commission on Environment Quality, Policy Coordinator
Synopsis: A discussion of the recently adopted highly reactive volatile organic compound (HRVOC) regulations in Texas which affect process vents, cooling towers, and fugitive sources.

BIOSORPTION: An Air Pollution Control Solution (PDF 205 KB)
Speaker: Anuj Saha, VEETech
Synopsis: BIOSORPTION is a technology utilizing combined principles of gas/vapor sorption and concurrent aerobic microbial Biodegradation, handling varieties of VOC contaminants emitted from chemical/allied production operations.

TBD (PDF 335 KB)
Speaker: Mike Smylie, Environ Corporation

A Review of Emission Factors from DuPont Facilities (PDF 238 KB)
Speaker: Bruce Davis, DuPont Engineering, Technology Consultant
Synopsis: Fugitive Emission measurement studies have been conducted at a number of DuPont facilities. The data from these studies can be divided into three performance categories. A set of questions is used and discussed to determine which performance category applies to a given process unit.

C3: Plant Energy Optimization

Tuesday, 3/18/03
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Topics include software, case studies of use, how to select an optimization program, and costs and benefits: how to convince management to purchase a program.

Session Chair: Jeff Hackworth, Rohm and Haas Texas Inc., Energy Manager
Session Opening and Introductions (PDF 119 KB)

Does Optimization Make $ense For Your Plant?
Speaker: Jeff Hackworth, Rohm and Haas Texas, Inc., Energy Manager

Case Study: Dow Chemical, Freeport, Texas
Speaker: Troy Bearden, The Dow Chemical Company (PDF 270 KB)
Speaker: John McNally, MDC Technology Ltd. (PDF 1.8 MB)

Optimizer Evaluation and Selection Process (PDF 67 KB)
Speaker: Fred Fendt, Rohm and Haas Texas, Inc.

Justifying An Optimization System to Management
Speaker: Jeff Hackworth, Rohm and Haas Texas, Inc., Energy Manager

Case Study: Rohm and Haas Texas Inc., Deer Park, Texas
Speaker: Tony Dafft, Rohm and Haas Texas, Inc. (PDF 279 KB)
Speaker: Gary Roseme, Nelson and Roseme, Inc. (PDF 464 KB)

Energy Management Systems: Realizing the Potential (PDF 980 KB)
Speaker: Dennis Spriggs, LightRidge Resources, LLC

Tips for Successful Implementation of Energy Systems Optimizers (PDF 103 KB)
Speaker: Mike Rutkowski, Veritech, Inc.

Power Plant Optimization (PDF 2.4 MB)
Speaker: Ron Bray, aspen Technology, Inc.

C4: Resources from the Department of Energy

Tuesday, 3/18/03
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Session Chair: Dickson Ozokwelu, U.S. DOE - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Lead Technology Manager

DOE BestPractices Plant-Wide Assessments (PDF 904 KB)
Speaker: Mitch Olsezewski, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Synopsis: The DOE BestPractices plant-wide assessment activity will be described and results obtained from assessments conducted in chemical and petroleum plants will be presented.

Emerging Technologies (PDF 222 KB)
Speaker: Brian Valentine, U.S. Department of Energy, Technology Manager

DOE Software Tools (PDF 1.0 MB)
Speaker: Fred Hart (with assistance from Arvind Thekdi and Alan Eastwood), U.S. DOE - Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Technology Manager


SBIR Program (PDF 253 KB)
Speaker: Charles Russamanno

NICE3/I&I Program and Technologies (PDF 370 KB)
Speaker: Rolf Butters with assistance from George Dzyacky

C5: Supply Chain Optimization

Tuesday, 3/18/03
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Session Chair: John Oleson, Oleson Consulting, President

Supply Chain Optimization Methodology and Case Studies (PDF 80 KB)
Speaker: John Oleson, Oleson Consulting, President
Synopsis: This presentation will address the methodology and results of supply chain optimization efforts. The work will include optimization and improvements of the supply chain from purchase of raw materials to delivery of the end product. The case studies will be for a medium sized chemical company with a single manufacturing site and a single product line and a multinational company with a global presence and multiple product lines. The profit improvements from this work amounted to 5 - 15% of sales through streamlining operations and inventory reduction.

Supply Chain Continuity with Emphasis on Security from an IT Perspective (PDF 1.3 MB)
Speaker: George Swartz, Representative from CSC

Enterprise Managed Operational Efficiency - Lowering Plant Maintenance Costs with Today's Information Technologies (PDF 1.8 MB)
Speaker: Mike Sparkman, CSC Energy
Synopsis: In the annual report of any major energy company the primary goal reported to shareholders is cost reduction through operational efficiencies. It's an old story and, for many companies, has been an elusive goal. But, by looking at multiple plants as part of an interdependent network rather than separate P&Ls, new opportunities emerge.

Plant Lifecycle Supply Chain Information Exchange (PDF 1.1 MB)
Speaker: Charles Woods, Fiatech
Synopsis: Plant facilities are key to any product supply chain. This presentation will describe a significant effort using XML to automate information exchange in the supply chain that creates and maintains plant facilities.

C6: Highlights from Two Tours: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company and Calpine Baytown Energy Center

Tuesday, 3/18/03
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Session Chair: Warren Heffington, Industrial Assessment Center of Texas A&M University, Director
Synopsis: Chevron Phillips will present the highlights of its tour, including the results from the DOE air and steam assessments, use of pressure swing adsorption technology, a compressor monitoring program and their steam trap monitoring program.

DOE Air and Steam Assessments (PDF 265 KB)
Speaker: B.J. Davis, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, LP; Process Engineering Department

Recovery Process using Pressure Swing Adsorption Technology (PDF 722 KB)
Speaker: Phillip Cook, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

Compressor Monitoring Program (PDF 299 KB)
Speaker: Phillip Rosen, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, LP; Process Engineering Department

Steam Trap Monitoring Program (PDF 1.3 MB)
Speaker: Miguel Chen, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, LP; Project Engineering Department


Synopsis: Calpine will present an overview of their Baytown Energy Center which provides power and steam to Bayer and power to the wholesale grid, with a focus on combined cycle, cogeneration, and NOx control technologies.

Calpine Baytown Energy Center Tour Highlights (PDF 3.1 MB)
Speaker: Chris Shugart, Calpine, Standard Plant Program Manager

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D1: How to Commercialize Your Technology

Wednesday, 3/19/03
8:00 am - 11:00 am

Session Chair: Kathey Ferland, Texas Industries of the Future, Project Director

Commercialization Strategies that Work (PDF 274 KB)
Speaker: Jenny Servo, Dawnbreaker, President
Synopsis: A winning strategy must fit with your corporate objectives, as well as investor and supplier requirements. Learn how to pick the best commercialization strategy.

Dr. Servo is the founder and president of Dawnbreaker, a professional services firm specializing in commercialization assistance to advanced technology firms. Since 1990, Dawnbreaker has conducted the highly successful Commercialization Assistance Program (CAP) for the U.S. Department of Energy. Approximately 50% of program finalists receive private sector investment within 18 months of program completion.

Good Technology is Necessary but Not Sufficient! (PDF 266 KB)
Speaker: John Langdon, HelioVolt Corporation, VP of Marketing
Synopsis: A great technology is not enough to ensure success. In fact, it is only 25% of the battle! What makes up the other 75%?

John Langdon has a BSEE, an MBA, and an MS degree in science and technology commercialization. He has been CEO of three start ups, including one that grew to more than 200 employees and earned investors 150X their money. He is now the VP of Marketing for HelioVolt Corporation, an Austin company commercializing a new process for manufacturing photovoltaic solar power modules. In November, HelioVolt received an "outstanding presentation" award from a panel of VC judges at the NREL Growth Forum in Albany, NY.

BREAK ~ 9:20 am to 9:40 am

How to Overcome First Mover DISAdvantage! (PDF 2.2 MB)
Speaker: Chris Neale, Houston Technology Center, Director
Synopsis: As the energy industry looks more and more to technology start-ups for innovation, the entrepreneur must be understand the barriers to entry for new technologies and possible methods for overcoming the fears of the early adopters.

Knowing Your Market (PDF 241 KB)
Speaker: Kathey Ferland, Texas Industries of the Future, Project Director
Synopsis: You have got to know your potential market to sell your ideas to funders. Find out about tools and data sources that are available today.

Kathey Ferland directs the Texas Industries of the Future program at the University of Texas and has a master of science degree in science and technology commercialization. She has worked in the environment and energy fields for twenty years, including twelve years at the Texas state environmental agency, where she directed a national award winning pollution prevention program. Ms. Ferland has conducted market surveys, technology assessments and commercialization plans for technology companies.

Q & A Session with Panel of Speakers

D2: Separations or Distillation Technologies

Wednesday, 3/19/03
8:00 am - 11:00 am

Session Chair: Bruce Eldridge, University of Texas, Separations Research Program, Director

The Distillation Column Flooding Predictor
Speaker: George Dzyacky, 2ndpoint, L.L.C.
Synopsis: This presentation by Principal Investigator George Dzyacky will describe a FY2002 Cooperative Agreement awarded by the U. S. Department of Energy to develop a universally useable advanced process control strategy that maximizes the energy efficiency and yield of distillation columns. Collaborators in the study are; The University of Texas at Austin, Shell Global Solutions (US), Motiva Enterprise, Fisher-Rosemount, and CDTech.

FCC Gasoline Treating Using Catalytic Distillation (PDF 599 KB)
Speaker: Mitchell Loescher Ph.D, Chemical Research and Licensing, Process Development / R&D Operations Manager
Synopsis: CDTECH's commercially-proven process for FCC gasoline sulfur features lower capital costs, superior octane retention, and the ability to operate at reduced severities without generating high mercaptan levels in the treated gasoline. The demonstrated long catalyst life ensures that catalyst removal or replacement is not required prior to a normal FCC turnaround cycle. Long life translates to capital cost savings by eliminating intermediate facilities and the need for additional capacity to make up for mid-FCC cycle downtime.

Membranes for Hydrocarbon Recovery in Petrochemical, Refinery and Natural Gas Processing Applications (PDF 532 KB)
Speaker: Hans Wijmans, Director of Research
Synopsis: Since its founding in 1982, MTR has focused on the development of membrane-based separation systems for the recovery of valuable hydrocarbon vapors and liquids. Current commercial applications include recovery of vinyl chloride in polyvinylchloride reactors, recovery of propylene and ethylene from polypropylene and polyethylene resin degassing operations, recovery of ethylene in ethylene oxide and vinyl acetate monomer production and fuel gas conditioning. In the first part of this presentation we will briefly review MTR's technology and the commercial applications, most of which have come to fruition with support from the U.S. Department of Energy (Office of Industrial Technology and Small Business Innovation Research Program). The second part of the presentation will focus on new membranes and new applications under development at MTR. These include olefin/paraffin separation, recovery of LPG in refinery applications, removal of nitrogen and carbon dioxide from natural gas, recovery of NGL from natural gas, production of bioethanol and the separation of vegetable oils and proteins from extraction solvents.

Performance Benefits of High Capacity Structured Packings (PDF 390 KB)
Speaker: Mark Pilling, Sulzer Chemtech USA
Synopsis: The presentation will show that high capacity structured packing has higher efficiency per a given surface area than competitive packings. These characteristics lead to either advantages in capacity where a lower surface area packing can be used to achieve the same separation or can be used to achieve lower energy costs due to the higher efficiency and lower reflux ratio.

D3: Alternative Energy Resources, Biomass Programs and Transportation Technologies

Wednesday, 3/19/03
8:00 am - 11:00 am

Session Chair: Jack Jenkins, U.S. DOE - Denver Regional Office, Senior Energy Management

Using Wind Energy, With an Emphasize of Off-Shore Wind (PDF 3.8 MB)
Speaker: Steve Palomo, U.S. DOE - Denver Regional Office, Wind Power America, Manager

Using Energy-Efficiency Technologies to Meet Air Quality Standards (PDF 2.1 MB)
Speaker: Jerry Kotas, U.S. DOE - Denver Regional Office

D4: Dow Showcase

Wednesday, 3/19/03
8:00 am - 11:00 am

Session Chair: Ken Tannenbaum, The Dow Chemical Company, Energy Projects Process Leader

Freeport PC Energy Reduction
Speaker: Michael Mebes
Synopsis: The Six Sigma Methodology is employed to improve energy intensity at the Freeport Polycarbonate plant.

Angus Louisiana Energy Reduction Project (PDF 1.4 MB)
Speaker: Michael Mulherin, The Dow Chemical Company, Power Associate
Synopsis: Six Sigma is used to optimize operation/maintenance of the primary boilers and the steam-reducing station without exceeding boiler air permits.

Styrene Energy Envelope Study Project (PDF 1.1 MB)
Speaker: Daoran Alabin
Synopsis: Identification of opportunities using the Six Sigma methodology to optimize plant energy heat integration, improve efficiency, and reduce CO/C02/NOx emissions.

Texas City Steam Trap Improvement Project (PDF 299 KB)
Speaker: Kimberly Pigott, The Dow Chemical Company, Six Sigma Black Belt
Synopsis: Review of the project to optimize the steam delivery in energy systems by reducing steam loss through steam traps.


Dow NOx Reduction Project: A Case Study (PDF 544 KB)
Speaker: Dennis Jones, The Dow Chemical Company, Project Team Leader, Texas NOx/HRVOC Project
Synopsis: This presentation discusses a cost-effective approach to a NOx reduction program at a multi-site company in the Houston-Galveston area.

Dow By-Product Synergy Project (PDF 1.5 MB)
Speaker: Andrew Mangan, US Business Council for Sustainable Development, Executive Director
Synopsis: By-Product Synergy is a practical application of industrial ecology in which companies work together in a given region to match feedstock needs to unwanted by-products.

D5: Innovative Technologies and Practices Related to Pumps, Motors, Heat Exchange, and Compression Equipment

Wednesday, 3/19/03
8:00 am - 11:00 am

Session Chair: Jeff Kirk, Celanese Chemicals, Energy Excellence Leader

Intelligent Pumping Systems: Optimizing Pump Life Cycle Performance (PDF 1.4 MB)
Speaker: Mike Pemberton, ITT IPG PumpSmart Control Solutions, Manager, Business Development & Marketing
Synopsis: Recent studies have shown that average pumping efficiency in industrial plants is less than 40%. The application of intelligence pumping systems provides sizeable gains in efficiency and reliability for significant reductions in operating costs.

An Accurate Low Cost Method for Determining Electric Motors' Efficiency for the Purpose of Plant Energy Management (PDF 335 KB)
Speaker: Rich Schiferl, Rockwell Automation, Power Systems, Director, Advanced Development
Synopsis: A method to determine the efficiency of an electric motor, to within 1%, without having to remove the motor from its installation is presented.


Variable Frequency Drive Applications (PDF 1.7 MB)
Speaker: Tony Dafft, Rohm and Haas

High-Efficiency Plate-and-Shell Heat Exchangers (PDF 1.8 MB)
Speaker: Francois Reverdy, PE, Packinox, Inc., Vice President, Marketing
Synopsis: High-efficiency Plate-and Shell heat exchangers routinely lower annual green house gas emissions by 10,000 tons to 60,000 tons at catalytic processes in the hydrocarbon process industry.

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