Boiler Operations, Maintenance & Performance Conference 2017

Boiler Operations, Maintenance & Performance Conference
April 24-26 / April 27th Tour

Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Monday, April 24, 2017

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 – Gary Merritt, Inter-Power/AhlCon Partner, L.P.
A. Presentation of 2016 FBC and Stoker Owners’ Survey & Benchmarking Results, Jack Fuller, West Virginia University
Roundtable Discussions

  • A. FBC Units
  • B. Stoker Units
  • C. Gas/Oil Boilers
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
  • B. Stoker Units
  • C. Gas/Oil Boilers

Prioritizing of overlapping issues within each group

1:30-4:00 PM Equipment and Service Suppliers’ “Only Forum”, Facilitator: Ajay Kasarabada, Black & Veatch Corporation
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 – Robin Mills Ridgway, Purdue University

5:30-7:00 PM Networking and Exhibits

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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
8:15-8:45 Survey Results Relating to Boiler Operations & Performance, Jack Fuller, West Virginia University
8:45-9:15 Operations and Performance Implications in the Drive to Corporate and Institutional Sustainability, Michael D. Wurzman, RSJ Technical Consulting
Coffee Break
9:15-12:00 Fuels Management and Sustainability Considerations
9:15 The Evolving Role of Power Fuels in Today’s Low Price Environment, Denny Yeung, Black & Veatch Corporation
9:45 Natural Gas Sourcing Concerns and Flexibilities, Adam Tracy, Kinetrex Energy
10:15 Implication of Incentives and Distributed Generation, Robert (Bob) Romanowski, DOE NETL
10:45 Tire Derived Fuel Test Burn in a CFB, Robin Mills Ridgway, Purdue University
11:15 Alternative Fuels: Biomass Sourcing, Quality, and Value, Sasha Mackler, Enviva
11:45-12:00 Panel Questions and Answer Session
1:00-5:00 Operation and Maintenance, Fred Farabaugh, Northern Star Generation, Moderator
1:00 Metallurgy, Cycling Operation and Maintenance, John M. Cavote, United Dynamics Corporation
1:30 Tube Inspection and Monitoring, Jake Loosararian, Gecko Robotics
2:00 Tube Life Extension, Repair and Replacement, Steven Osborne, The Babcock & Wilcox Company
2:30 Combustion Turbine Operations & Maintenance Optimization, Todd Young, HDR
3:00 Water Quality, Conditioning, Deposition and Acid Cleaning, Ron Campanella, Amec Foster Wheeler
COFFEE BREAK as needed
3:30 New Requirements for ASME B31.1 Section VII, Carl Bozzuto, Consultant
4:00 Optimizing Solid Fuel Firing Efficiency, Robert (Bob) Morrow, Detroit Stoker Company
4:30 DSI with Sorbacal SPS-The Swiss Army Knife of Emissions
Control Options, Greg Filippelli,
Lhoist North America
5:00 Sorbent and Solids Handling, Distribution and Injection Systems, Jon Norman, United Conveyor
5:30 Conference Adjourns for the Day
6:00-7:30 PM Networking Reception and Exhibits

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

7:00 AM Hot Breakfast
7:30-8:15 Controls 101 – A Fundamentals Look at Data Acquisition and Control Systems Today, Jeff Williams, Emerson Electric
8:15 Meeting Convenes
Moderators Co-Chairs – Gary Merritt, Inter-Power/AhlCon Partners and Robin Mills Ridgway, Purdue University
8:15 The Ever Changing World of Energy Generation and Plant Tour Overview Jeff Campbell, Scrubgrass Power Plant
9:00 Operations and Performance Metrics of Sustainability, Michael D. Wurzman, RSJ Technical Consulting
9:45 Coffee Break
10:00 Case Studies in Biomass and Natural Gas Conversions
10:00 CFB Coal-Gas Conversion, Robert (Bob) Langstine, Zeeco, Inc.
10:30 Coal to Gas Conversion Project, Nate Verhanovitz, Michigan State University
11:00 Natural Gas Conversions, Chad Culver, Stanley Consultants and, Ed Rafacz, Purdue University
11:30 Natural Gas Cofiring of Coal Plants, Tim McCreary, Breen Energy Solutions, Subsidiary of Mississippi Lime Company
12:00 Bringing CHP to the Microgrid, Tor Anderson,Sega Inc.
12:30 LUNCH
1:30-2:30 Battery Storage Backup / Controls, Nathan Adams, ABB, Inc. and Matt Lensink, CEM
2:30 Coffee Break
2:45 Control Systems Solutions in Support of Compliance, Denis Oravec, AAI/JMP Engineering
3:15 Predictive Emissions Monitoring System (PEMS) Implementation, James (Jim) Powell, Mostardi Platt
3:45 Data Quality, Management and Transparency with Citizen Empowered Enforcement, Scott Anderson, AECOM
4:15 Control Applications for Meeting Sustainability Goals and Objectives, Rinol Pereira, ABB
4:45 Summary Discussion

  • Gary Merritt, Inter-Power/AhlCon Partners, L.P.
  • Robin Mills Ridgway, Purdue University
5:00 Meeting Adjourns
5:30-6:30 No Host Stragglers Reception

Thursday, April 27, 2017 / Optional Power Plant Tour

7:30-8:15 AM
Breakfast for Tour Group
8:30 Board Bus
10:00 Arrive at Scrubgrass Power Plant
10:00-11:30 Tour Plant
11:30 (Approximately)
Board bus back to Pittsburgh Airport, last stop hotel