2015 Fluidbed Conference

Monday, April 27, 2015

NOON – 5:30 REGISTRATIONOwners’ Forum; and Equipment And Service Suppliers’ Forum & Conference Registration
Concurrent Owners’ Only, Equipment and Service Suppliers’ Only Forums
1:30 FBC and Stokers “Owners’ Only” Forum, Facilitator – Robin Mills Ridgway, Purdue University
1:30 – 2:30 Presentation of 2014 FBC and Stoker Owners’ Survey & Benchmarking Results, Jack Fuller, West Virginia University
2:30 – 3:45 General Discussions (Agenda to be developed by Participants),
Facilitator – Robin Mills Ridgway, Purdue University
CIBO’s “Owners’ Only” Forum will convene for the 18th time on the Monday afternoon prior to the conference. Facility owners and operators will discuss boiler and system performance, equipment operation, technology and management issues under today’s changing environment. Fluidized Bed and Stoker owners may break into separate work groups to address technology specific issues that arise during the discussion.
2:30 – 3:45 “Equipment and Service Suppliers’ Only” Forum,
Facilitator – Robert (Bob) Morrow, Detroit Stoker Company
CIBO’s 10th forum session for equipment and service suppliers convenes. The participants will generate their own agenda and discussion points. One of the items to be discussed could be the development of an outline for a Guide for the selection and application for Fluidized Bed Boilers and Stoker Boilers in the United States today. Each group will appoint people from the group to report on and review the forum discussion in the open conference session on Tuesday morning
3:45 COFFEE BREAK – as needed
4:00 – 5:30 PM Joint Review of Concurrent Forum Discussions,
Facilitator – Gary Merritt, Inter-Power/AhlCon Partners, L.P
4:00 Staying Alive in a New Energy Environment,
Jeff Campbell, SCRUBGRASS
4:30 Owners and Suppliers Panels (Rep from FBC, Stoker, and Suppliers) with Joint Group – Questions and Answers
5:30 – 7:00 PM Networking and Exhibits

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

7:00 – 8:00 AM CONFERENCE REGISTRATION / Hot Breakfast

CIBO’s Fluidized Bed XXVIII & Stoker Fired Boiler Operations & Performance Conference Convenes

8:00 Introduction by Conference Chairs
Gary Merritt, Inter-Power/AhlCon Partners, L.P.
Robin Mills Ridgway, Purdue University
8:00-8:45 Presentation of 2014 CIBO FBC and Stoker Owners’ Survey Results and Discussion, Jack Fuller, West Virginia University
8:45 Overview of Regulatory Issues
8:45 Air / Vince Brisini, Olympus Power
9:15 Waste Management, William (Bill) C. Campbell III, Environmental Consulting & Technology, Inc.
9:45 Boiler MACT Compliance and Monitoring / Jason Schmitz, Trinity Consultants, Inc.
COFFEE BREAK as needed
10:30 Fuel Diversity/Switching
10:30 Gas Conversions and Cofiring, William (Bill) Gurski, Zeeco, Inc.
11:00 Alternative Fuel Conversions and Co firing (Biomass Torrified Fuel),
Tim Aucoin, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
11:30 Stoker/Industrial Operations,
Robert (Bob) Morrow, Detroit Stoker Company
12:00 Lunch and Exhibits
1:00 PM Compliance Options – BMACT, MATS, CSAPR
1:00 Overview of Technologies,
Mark Miller, Clyde Bergemann Power Group
1:30 A Case Study for Navigating the Boiler and Process Heater MACT Highway,
Michael J. Krall,
TRC Environmental Corporation
2:00 Startup/Shutdown, Curtis Biehn, Mississippi Lime Company
2:30 Amy Marshall, AECOM Environmental
COFFEE BREAK (as needed)
3:00-5:00 Operations and Maintenance Panel,
Moderator: Fred Farabaugh, Northern Star Generation
Perform Safer and Cheaper Boiler Tube Inspections
Jake Loosararian, Gelcko Robotics
Various Approaches to Control Tube Leaks, Fred Farabaugh and Rick Fleegle, Inter-Power/AhlCon Partners
Addressing Solid Fuel Boiler Challenges with Instrumentation and Control (Automation) Technology,
Scott Pettigrew, Emerson Electric
Vortex Finder Problems,
John Oelbracht, Olympus
Use of Hand Held Flow Meter in Balancing Air Flows and Boiler Tune Ups,
Steve James, Northern Star Generation
5:30 to 7:30 PM Networking Reception and Exhibits

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

7:00 AM Hot Breakfast
7:30-8:00 OSHA, Health and Safety Concerns Overview,
Jacob Bayer and Carles Miller, Burns & McDonnell
8:00 Meeting Convenes
Moderators Co-Chairs: Gary Merritt, Inter-Power/AhlCon Partners and Robin Mills Ridgway, Purdue University
8:15-9:00 Sorbent Case Studies
Melissa Sewell, Lhoist North America
Curt Biehn, Mississippi Lime
Carl Laird, Carmeuse Lime & Stone Inc.
TBD, Solvay Chemicals Inc.
9:15 Ash Management
Kristin Ford,
Pincelli and Associates
Using CFB Ash as a Substitute for Portland Cement in Full Depth Reclamation,
Steve Dixon, Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc
10:00 Fuel Technology Efficiency
Torrefied Fuel-Production, Applicability and Availability, Richard (Rick) Buhr, NFR BioEnergy LLC
10:30 Update of ALSTOM’s Chemical Looping Technology Development Program, Iqbal Abdulally, ALSTOM Power Inc.
11:00 Energy Efficiency Opportunities and Considerations GHG,
David Eapen, Metso Automation Inc.
1130 Overview of Koch Industry Plant Tour,
Mark Martin,
GP Port Hudson
12:30 Lunch for Tour Group
1:00 Board Bus
2:15 Arrive Plant APPROXIMATE TIME
2:30 Plant Tour
3:45 Board Bus
4:00 Leave for Airport
5:00 Arrive at Airport
5:30 Arrive at Hotel
6:00 – 7:00 PM No Host Stragglers Reception