Boiler Operations, Maintenance & Performance Conference 2016

Boiler Operations, Maintenance & Performance Conference
May 23-25, 2016

Hershey Lodge, Hershey, PA

Monday, May 23, 2016

NOON – 5:30 REGISTRATIONOwners’ Forum; and Equipment and Service Suppliers’ Forum & Conference Registration
Concurrent Owners’ Only, Equipment and Service Suppliers’ Only Forums
1:30 Owners Only Roundtable and Forum, Facilitator – Robin Mills Ridgway, Purdue University
A. Presentation of 2015 FBC and Stoker Owners’ Survey & Benchmarking Results, Jack Fuller, West Virginia University
Roundtable Discussions

  • A. FBC Units, Gary Anderson, Ebensburg Power Company
  • B. Stoker Units, Bentley Sherlock, Georgia Pacific
  • C. Gas/Oil Boilers, John Malloy, Northern Star Generation
3:30–4:30 Forum Discussion
Overview of Different Boiler Owners presented by the facilitator of the different Groups identifying critical issues relating to Boiler Operations and Maintenance (5 minutes per Facilitator)

  • A. FBC Units, Gary Anderson, Ebensburg Power Company
  • B. Stoker Units, Bentley Sherlock, Georgia Pacific
  • C. Gas/Oil Boilers, John Malloy, Northern Star Generation

Prioritizing of overlapping issues within each group

1:30-4:00 PM Equipment and Service Suppliers’ “Only Forum”

Facilitator – Ajay Kasarabada, Black & Veatch Corp.

CIBO’s Eleventh forum session for equipment and service suppliers convenes. The participants will generate their own agenda and discussion points related to the operations and maintenance applicable to or specific to:

  • A. FBC Units
  • B. Stoker Units
  • C. Gas/Oil Boilers
4:00-4:15 COFFEE BREAK
4:15–5:15 Combined Meeting with each group identifies key issues relating to boiler operation, maintenance and improvement

Facilitator – Gary Merritt, Inter-Power/AhlCon Partners, L.P

5:30-7:00 PM Networking and Exhibits

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

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

Boiler Operations, Maintenance and Performance Conference Convenes

8:00 Introduction by Conference Chairs
Gary Merritt, Inter-Power/AhlCon Partners, L.P.
Robin Mills Ridgway, Purdue University
8:10-9:00 Presentation of Surveys relating to Boiler Performance and an update on the Boiler MACT Data Base, Jack Fuller, West Virginia University
9:00-11:15 New Energy ERA

  • Case Studies: (With a 10:15-10:30 Coffee Break)
  • What Happens When a University Goes Through a Major Conversion? Ronald (Ron) Rushing, Michigan State University
  • Responding to a Changed Energy Market with Solid Fuels: The Continuing Saga!, Jeff Campbell, SCRUBGRASS
  • A Biomass Conversion Robert (Bob) Morrow, Detroit Stoker Company
11:15-12:00 Panel Questions and Answer Session
1:00 Operation and Maintenance / John Malloy, Northern Star Generation, Moderator

To be discussed:

  • Identifying Tube Leaks, Repairs and Replacement
  • Polyamine Technology – Discussion and Field Application Review, Lee Antony and Glenn Robinson, GE
  • Induction Heating for Tube Stub Maintenance/Removal, Tim Cartmel, The Babcock & Wilcox Company
  • UPDATE – Perform Safer and Cheaper Boiler Tube Inspections, Jake Loosararian, Gecko Robotics
  • Refractory Products / State of the Art John Sutton, Harbison/Walker International
  • Case Studies
2:45-3:00 COFFEE BREAK
3:00-4:30 Boiler Repairs, Assessments and Tune Ups

  • Air Flow Case Studies, TBD
  • Boiler Tune-up Compliance Requirements and Documentation, Matt Dooley, GE
4:30-5:00 Control Systems, Jerry Gerloff, Valmet
5:00-5:30 Control System Upgrade Considerations (with examples), Rinol Pereira, ABB, Inc.
5:30-7:30 PM Networking Reception and Exhibits

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

7:00 AM Hot Breakfast
7:30-8:00 Powerhouse Safety, Scott Churbock,Consultant
8:00 Meeting Convenes
Moderators Co-Chairs – Gary Merritt, Inter-Power/AhlCon Partners and Robin Mills Ridgway, Purdue University
8:15-8:45 Natural Gas Startup Experience (we wished we thought of that) John (Jack) Kelly, Black & Veatch Corporation
8:45-9:15 A New Reason for Boiler Modification – The Virtual Pipeline, David (Dave) Lavoie, NG Advantage
9:15-9:45 Overview of Low NOx Gas Burner Performance – New and Retrofit/Conversions, William (Bill) Gurski, Zeeco, Inc.
9:45-10:15 NOx Burners and a Low NOx Burner, Startup & Operations, Gil Sy, Preferred Utilities
10:15 BREAK
10:30-12:30 Staffing the Future Powerhouse

  • Mike Morin, NAPE
  • Paul Kempf, The University of Notre Dame
  • Bob Clarke, PanGlobal Training Systems Ltd

Panel after Powerhouse with Moderator: John C. deRuyter, Consultant

12:30 LUNCH
  • CHP tied to Meeting Thermal and Electrical Needs Insuring Plant Reliability and Cost Effectiveness in the New Energy ERA
  • CHP and NERC/FERC Implications Guy G. Warner, Pareto Energy LTD
  • Overview of Environmental Controls Operating Issues
3:00-4:00 Living with your CEM

  • Brian Petermann, Sega Inc.
  • Lauren Laabs, Mostardi Platt
4:00-4:30 Living with your DSI System

  • Gerald Hunt, Lhoist North America
4:30-5:00 Overview by Glatfelter on their Operations
5:00 Summary Discussion

  • Gary Merritt, Inter-Power/AhlCon Partners, L.P.
  • Robin Mills Ridgway, Purdue University
5:30 Meeting Adjourns
5:30-6:30 Stragglers Reception

Thursday, May 26, 2016 / Optional Power Plant Tour

8:00-8:45 AM
Breakfast for Tour Group
8:45-9:00 Board Bus
10:30 Arrive at Glatfelter Plant
10:45-12:00 Tour Plant
12:00-12:15 Board bus back to Harrisburg Airport or to Hershey Lodge