Energy and Utilities


Energy and Utilities - Industry Insights and Fundamentals

7-10 October 2019 • Oak Ridge National Laboratory • Oak Ridge, TN, USA

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Monday, 7 October 2019

4–6 p.m.

Registration

6–7 p.m.

Welcome Reception

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

7:45 a.m.

Bus departs for Oak Ridge National Laboratory 

8:15 a.m.

Registration at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

9 a.m.

Introductions and Opening Remarks
Xin Sun, Oak Ridge National Laboratory​Lou York, Case Engineering Inc., and Larry Fabina, ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor​

9:15 a.m.

Introduction to Energy Management
Betsy Dutrow, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Eli Levine, U.S. Department of Energy, Better Plants Program
This session will explain energy management and why it works and share tools and no-cost guidance available to help the industry.

10:15 a.m

Break

10:30 a.m.

Training Session on Energy Management Systems, Industrial Energy Efficiency Standard ISO 50001, and DOE’s 50001 Ready Navigator Tool
Thomas Wenning, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Rishabh Bahel, ArcelorMittal Cleveland.
This session provides an overview on the DOE’s training, tools and resources on energy management for manufacturers that can help in implementing an ISO 50001-compliant energy management system. The presenters will also introduce audience to DOE’s 50001 Ready Navigator Tool, which helps manufacturers walk through the process of implementing an energy management system, track progress and collaborate with teams.

11:15 a.m.

Benchmarking Plant Energy Performance​
Sachin Nimbalkar, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Larry Fabina, ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor, and Betsy Dutrow, U.S. Environmental Protection AgencyThis session will discuss available approaches for energy benchmarking that evaluate energy efficiency in a steel plant. Attendees will learn about: ePlant Energy Profiler, Energy Footprint, Energy Performance Indicator (EnPI) Tools and ENERGY STAR Benchmark Tool for Integrated Steel Mills.

Noon

Lunch

1 p.m.

Industrial Steam Systems — Energy Losses, Energy Efficiency Opportunities and DOE’s Steam Tools and Resources
Thomas Wenning, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Many manufacturing facilities can recapture energy by installing more efficient steam equipment and processes and applying energy management practices. This session provides an overview on DOE software tools on steam system (MEASUR, steam system modeler tool, steam system scoping tool, etc.), training, and other resources to optimize steam system performance and save energy.

2:15 p.m.

Industrial Process Heating — Energy Losses, Energy Efficiency Opportunities and DOE’s Process Heating Assessment Tool and Resources, Combined Heat and Power, and Waste Heat Recovery Technologies
Sachin Nimbalkar, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Process heating accounts for about 70% of all process energy (energy applied to convert material into manufactured products) used in the U.S. manufacturing sector. During this session, the audience will learn practical tips on process heating maintenance, how to improve the energy efficiency of furnaces and how to use DOE’s MEASUR tool (Process Heating Assessment module). MEASUR helps you survey furnaces and heaters, identify major energy-using equipment, prioritize improvement opportunities, and assess available methods to improve thermal efficiency in industrial plants.

3:30 p.m.

Break     

4:15 p.m.

Lighting Energy Savings and Challenges Within the Iron and Steel Industry
Wei Guo, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Lighting systems are one of the major energy end users for manufacturing facilities. This session covers various lighting technologies (CFL, HID, LED, etc.), lighting system control strategies (occupancy censors, light level sensors, etc.) and energy savings opportunities.

4:30 p.m.

Smart Manufacturing and Internet of Things for the Iron and Steel Industry
Lou York, Case Engineering Inc.
This session will utilize case studies to demonstrate the potential of smart manufacturing and Internet of Things technologies to enhance operational performance and productivity in the iron and steel industry. The iron and steel industry appears eager to implement smart manufacturing technologies. Steel producers seek to optimize their production lines by using smart technologies to reveal bottlenecks and identify performance reducing nodes. 

5 p.m.

Return From Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

7:45 a.m.

Bus departs for Oak Ridge National Laboratory

8:30 a.m.

Motors and Motor Driven Systems (Fans, Pumps and Drives) — Energy Losses, Energy Efficiency Opportunities and DOE’s PSAT and FSAT Tools and Other Resources
Daryl Cox, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
It is estimated that motor-driven systems account for 65% of the electricity consumed by industry, with operating costs far outweighing the initial purchase price. The presentation will discuss both motor and motor-driven system efficiency. Techniques to quantify energy-saving opportunities will be discussed (including use of the DOE MEASUR software tool) and a portable flow loop will be used to demonstrate some of the principles discussed as they relate to pump and fan systems.

10 a.m.

Break

10:15 a.m.

Compressed Air System — Energy Losses, Energy-Efficiency Opportunities and DOE’s AirMaster+ Tool and Other Resources
Kiran Thirumaran, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Compressed air systems consume around 7.6% of the total electricity used for production in the U.S. manufacturing sector. With almost 80% of this input electricity being dissipated as heat, compressed air is a very expensive resource, with significant potential for energy savings. The presentation will discuss the pros and cons of the different compressor configurations and its controls with examples from the field. In addition to providing background information on compressed air usage in the iron and steel industry, commonly identified compressed air energy-efficiency opportunities are also discussed. The various resources developed by the Department of Energy specifically for modeling and identifying opportunities in compressed air system, including the AirMaster+ tool, are presented along with a brief demo. 

11:15 a.m.

Energy Efficiency Primer on Water/Wastewater Treatment Operations
Wei Guo, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
In the iron and steel sector, water management aims at improving the sustainability of the production cycle, resulting in resource efficiency benefits and in reduced water demand and costs. This session will cover energy- and water-efficiency opportunities in on-site water/wastewater treatment operations in iron and steel plants. 

Noon

Working Lunch

1 p.m.

Utility Bill Overview and Incentive Review
Rishabh Bahel, ArcelorMittal Cleveland
The presentation will cover the basic components of a utility bill and the key components to keep a track of. It will train the utility personnel to look out for potential savings in the bill.

1:45 p.m.

Alternative Energy — Available Technology and Incentives for Implementation

2:30 p.m.

Break

2:45 p.m.

Simulation and Visualization for Energy Reduction in Steel Manufacturing
Chenn Zhou, Purdue University Northwest
Advanced simulation and visualization technologies are increasingly playing a key role for energy reduction in steel manufacturing. These technologies can provide coherent understandings of complex phenomena and processes, and enable faster and better decision-making for process design, optimization, troubleshooting and training. The Steel Manufacturing Simulation and Visualization Consortium (SMSVC) has been formed with the mission to develop and implement innovative technical solutions, through the integration of advanced computer simulation and visualization technologies, for the value chain of U.S. steel manufacturing. Energy efficiency is a major focus in SMSVC research. To-date research outcomes include improved energy efficiencies and identification of energy reduction opportunities. This presentation will include an overview of the SMSVC, simulation and visualization technologies and methodologies, as well as high-impact project examples.

4:15 p.m.

Roundtable Discussion

5 p.m.

Return From Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Thursday, 10 October 2019

7:30 a.m.

Bus Departs for Oak Ridge Manufacturing Demonstration Facility

8:15 a.m.

Tour of Oak Ridge Manufacturing Demonstration Facility
Additive manufacturing (using electron beam, ultrasonic, and laser metal deposition methods), also the research laboratory equipment used for testing the physical properties of new and exotic materials.

9 a.m.

Transfer to Main Oak Ridge National Laboratory Campus

9:30 a.m.

Tour of Manhattan Project Nuclear Reactor Museum
The original graphite reactor that heralded the atomic age (world’s first installation in 1943), and key to the Manhattan Project.

10 a.m.

Bus Transfer to Supercomputer Overlook​

10:15 a.m.

Tour of Super Computers
High performance computing and advanced data visualization analytics (using SUMMIT and EVEREST), currently two of the top 10 fastest computers in the world.

10:45 a.m.

Break

11 a.m.

Transfer to Oak Ridge Advaned Material Characterization Facility and Tour Spallation Neutron Source Facility
Research into new material properties using a neutron source accelerator

12:15 p.m.

Return to Hotel From Oak Ridge Manufacturing Demonstration Facility

12:30 p.m.

Adjourn  Conference