Energy and Utilities


Energy Reduction Fundamentals in the Steel Industry

12–14 March 2024 • Holiday Inn & Suites Nashville Downtown-Broadway • Nashville, TN, USA


Tuesday, 12 March 2024

7 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

8 a.m.

Welcome, Introductions and Opening Remarks           

8:30 a.m.

Introduction to Energy Management and Industrial Decarbonization Relating to the steel industry

9:30 a.m. 

Break

10:45 a.m.

Energy/Carbon Basics and Understanding Your Utility Bills

11:15 a.m. 

DOE’s Energy Management Tools – 50001 Ready, MEASUR, VERIFI, Treasure Hunts Toolkit

Noon

Lunch

1 p.m.

Basics of Compressed Air Machinery and Controls for System Efficiency   

2 p.m.

Optimizing Compressed Air delivery with Engineered Nozzles

3 p.m.

Variable Frequency Drives as a component of Energy efficiency and sustainability

4 p.m.

Case Study of VFD Project implementation

4:25 p.m.

Smart Meter (Analog to Digital) Changeout of Legacy Meters with no disruption to operations

4:45 p.m.

Question and Answer Session

5 p.m.  

Reception

Wednesday, 13 March 2024

7 a.m.

Breakfast

8 a.m.

High-efficiency Electric Motors under current and future standards

8:45 a.m.

Leveraging Digital Platforms and Analytics to monitor WAGES generation and consumption

9:30 a.m.

Break

9:45 a.m. 

Process heating to improve thermal efficiencies, reduce emissions, and lower cost

10:30 a.m. 

Applications of Oxy-Fuel and Air-Oxy-Fuel burner technologies

11:15 a.m.

Methods and different pathways for Hydrogen Production

Noon

Lunch

1 p.m.

Best Practices for Industrial LED Lighting

1:45 p.m.

Achievable Pump System Optimization -“Winning the Trifecta of Efficiency, Reliability, & Sustainability”

2:30 p.m.

Break

3:30 p.m.

The importance of Steam Trap Management for Energy Reduction and reducing Carbon footprint

4:15 p.m.

Steam Basics and Controls-related Energy Efficiency Opportunities

5 p.m.

Questions and Answer Session, two-day wrap-up & introduction to Nissan

Thursday, 14 March 2023

7 a.m.

Breakfast

8:15 a.m.

Depart for plant tour of Nissan Smyrna Assembly Plant

Noon

Return from plant tour and conference adjourn