Texas Technology Showcase 2006

Program Overview

 

 

Wednesday, December 6, 2006

 

Time

Program

9 am-10 am

Registration and Coffee with Exhibitors

10 am

Welcome

Terry Welch, Showcase Chair

Director, Environmental Operations/Technology Center, The Dow Chemical Company.

10:15-11:45

Opening Plenary Panel

Grand Ballroom A&B

 

“Competition and the New Landscape”

What will it take for the process industries to successfully compete in the next decade?  What changes should the industry anticipate?  What advantages can they leverage?  Is your company ready?

 

Moderator:  Dr. John Chen, President, American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Academic:  Dr. Michelle Foss, Head, Center for Energy Economics, The University of Texas at Austin

Government:  Jacques Beaudry-Losique, Program Manager, Industrial Technologies Program, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy  

Industry:   Terry Welch, The Dow Chemical Company

12-1

Luncheon  Keynote Address

Grand Ballroom C

National Industrial Energy Efficiency Strategy:

Accelerating Advanced Technology and Best Practices

Introduction:  Dr. David Allen, Melvin H. Gertz Regents Chair in Chemical Engineering; Director, Center for Energy and Environmental Resources at the University of Texas at Austin.

 

Speaker:  John F. Mizroch, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, EERE, US Department of Energy

 

1:00-1:30

Dessert in the Exhibit Hall

 

Galleon I

Grande Ballroom A& B

Galleon II

Galleon III

1:30-3 pm

Concurrent Sessions 1-4

 

Showcase:

Texas Petrochemicals LP

Topics include:

·         Back to the Basics, Sean Diamond, TPC;

·         Control Structure selection for Energy Efficiency in Distillation Columns, Thomas Ellerbrock, TPC;

·         Energy Assessments that Yield Low/No  Capital Process Improvements, Colby Rodriquez, TPC.

Showcase:

ExxonMobil

Topics include:

·         ExxonMobil Energy Outlook and Global Energy Management System, Dennis Stanley, ExxonMobil Chemical Company;

·         Back to Basics:  Challenging Historical Operation, Jonathan Lowe, ExxonMobil Chemical Company;

·         Baytown Cogeneration Project, Jackson Simonich, ExxonMobil Chemical Company.

Technologies on the Horizon

Topics include:

·         Final Flue Gas Cleaning Pilot Plant, Mario Romero, WOW Energies;

·         Saving Energy with High Emissivity Ceramic Coating, Mack Hounsel, Thorpe; Marty Sheldon, Texas Eastman;

·         Super Boiler, Rick Knight-GTI.

Getting the Most Out of Your Mechanical Systems

Topics include:

·         Mining Gold from your Cooling Water System, Chuck Sherman, Benham;

·         Six Ways to Use Storage to Control Compressed Air Costs, Dean Smith, Air Science Engineering;

·         System Optimization/Failure Analysis:  The Impacts on Total Cost of Ownership of Pumps and Motors, William Livoti, Rockwell.

3-3:30

Exhibit Hall B

Coffee with Exhibitors

 

Galleon I

Grande Ballroom A& B

Galleon II

Galleon III

3:30-5:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions 5-8

 

Showcase:

The DOW Chemical

Company

Topics include:

·         Energy Management at Dow, Joe Almaguer, Dow Chemical;

·         Saving Water and Energy: Dow’s Water Strategy, Karl Fennessey, Dow Chemical;

·         Development of In-Situ Sensors for the Chemical Industry, JD Tate, Dow Chemical.

Improving Your Distillation Column Operation

Topics include:

·         Distillation Column Flooding Predictor, George Dyzacky, 2nd Point;

·         Practical Application of Distillation Synthesis for NOx Reduction, Energy Cost Savings, and Improved Environmental Compliance, Dr. Juergen Rarey, Dortmund Data Bank & Separation Tech.; Todd Willman, EPCON International;

·         Saving Energy in Fractionation Operation, Douglas White, Emerson Process Management.

Technologies on the Horizon (part 2)

Topics include:

·         Exergy Analysis of Loss Opportunities in the Chemical Industry, Dickson Ozokwelu, US DOE;

·         New Energy-Efficient and Low Cost Multi-component Distillation Configurations, Rakesh Agrawal, Purdue University;

·         Advancing Process Technologies towards Commercialization, Seth Snyder, Argonne National Laboratories;

·         PTA Purification Process, Randi Wytcherley, GTC Technology.

Steam System Improvements

Topics include:

·         Back Pressure Steam Turbine Optimization Evaluation, Gilbert McCoy, Washington State University Cooperative Energy Extension Program;

·         Case Study of Energy-Efficiency Improvement in Bayer, Baytown, Pratik Misra, Bayer;

·         Finding Benefits by Modeling and Optimizing Steam and Power Systems, Bennie Jones, INEOS, David Nelson, Nelson & Roseme, Inc.

5-6:30 pm Reception in Exhibit Hall B

Reception in Exhibit Hall

 

 

 


 

 

 

Thursday, December 7, 2006

 

Time

Program

7:00-8:00

Registration.  Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall.

 

Galleon I

Grande Ballroom A& B

Galleon II

Galleon III

8:00-9:30

Concurrent Sessions 9-12

 

Showcase:

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP, Cedar Bayou Plant

Topics include:

·         Practical Approach to Plant-Wide Energy Management in a Large Petrochemical Facility, Bruce Marantis, Chevron Phillips Chemical;

·         Integrating Energy and Production Optimization for an Olefins Unit,  John Carlson, Chevron Phillips Chemical.

NOx Reduction Technology Implementation

Topics include:

·         High Heat Density Application of Next Generation Ultra Low NOx Burners, Galen Coupe, Shell Global Solutions; Kurt Kraus, Callidus Technologies;

·         Advancements in Gas Turbine Dry Low NOx Combustion Systems, David Havlik,  The Dow Chemical Company; Joseph Citeno, GE Energy

 

Assessment Results from DOE’s “Save Energy Now”

Topics include:

·         DOE’s Save Energy Now Assessments:  Overview and National Results,   Bob Gemmer, US DOE;

·         Steam Assessment Results at Rohm and Haas Texas, Tony Dafft, Rohm and Haas Texas, Inc.;

·         Steam Assessment Results at Lyondell Equistar, Tim Freise, Lyondell Equistar.

Benchmarking and Monitoring

Topics include:

·         A Better Approach to Energy Performance Benchmarking; John Walter, KBC Advanced Technologies;

·         Key Energy Variable (KEV) Console Monitoring, Martine McDonald, ExxonMobil;

·         The Energy DashboardPaul Jagen, Dupont.

9:30-10:00

Coffee in Exhibit Hall

 

Galleon I

Grand Ballroom A&B

Galleon II

Galleon III

10:00-11:30

Current Sessions 13-16

Showcase:

Rohm & Haas Texas Inc.

Topics include:

·         Corporate Energy Program, Dave Kinsley, Rohm and Haas Texas Inc.;

·         Acid Plant Energy Improvements, Caludia O’Rourke, Rohm and Haas Texas Inc.;

·         Challenges in Industrial Heat Recovery, Tony Dafft, Rohm and Haas Texas Inc.

NOx Reduction Technology Implementation

Topics include:

·         Efficient Lean Premix Emissions Solutions for the HGA, Fred McMann, North American Manufacturing; Terry Welsh, Shintech.

·         NOx Reduction from Implementing CO Based Combustion control—A Case Study, Craig Rahn, Bambeck Systems; Gerald Holmes, Valero Energy.

·         Optimization of Low NOx Burner Installation through Simulation, Lanre Oshinowo, Fluent.

 

Heat and Gas Recovery

Topics include:

·         Money for Nothing!—Capturing Value from Waste BTUs, Ray Deyoe, Integral Power.

·         GEM Condensate Return System—A Permanent Solution to Mechanical Steam Trap Problems and Inefficiencies, Rob Williams, GEM America S.A. de C.V.

·         Garbage to Gold:  The Alchemy of Waste Stream Utilization, Lee Rosen, Praxair.

Analytical

Methodologies

Topics include:

·         A Case Study in Developing Process Unit Energy Metrics, John Walter, KBC Advanced Technologies;

·         Plant Wide Energy Management and Reporting Systems, Cliff McCain, DES Canada, James Robinson, DES America;

·         A Holistic Approach to Capturing and Sustaining Energy Savings, Joe De Souza, Aspen Tech.

11:45-12:45

Lunch

Grand Ballroom C

Lunch with Speakers at Topical Tables.

12:45-1:15

Exhibit Hall B

Dessert in Exhibit Hall

 

Galleon I

Grande Ballroom A& B

Galleon II

Galleon III

1:15-2:45

Concurrent Sessions 17-20

Showcase:

Sterling Chemicals Inc., Texas City Plant

Topics include:

·         Energy Management Work Process as Part of Overall Operational Excellence Initiative,  Jack Johnson, Sinclair Group;

·         Implementation and Results of Energy Management Work Process at Sterling, Joe Stal, Sterling Chemicals;

·         Synergy between Energy Management and Reliability Efforts, Mark Devore, Sterling Chemicals.

NOx Reduction Technology Implementation

Topics include:

·         Affordable Low NOx Burner Retrofits – Valero Refining Applications, Scott Reed, Zeeco.

·         Plant-wide NOx Reduction Strategies, TBD, John Zink Co.; E. Shepherd, Chevron Global Refining.

 

Saving Energy, $$ and Improving Environmental Performance

Topics include:

·         Plasma Gasification and Oxidation for Spent Caustic, Tank Bottoms Sludge and NOx, Todd Foret, Plasma Whirl;

·         Clean Air and Efficiency in the Industrial Market, David Snyder, CenterPoint Energy;

·         Landfill Gas Energy-A Proven Cost-Effective Energy Source for the Industrial Sector, Rachel Goldstein, US Environmental Protection Agency.

Approaches to Energy Optimization

Topics include:

·         Energy Optimization Strategies and Options in the Industrial Sector, Peter Ryan, Bayer;

·         Energy Monitoring or Energy Management?-Focus on the Drivers, David Stockill, Shell;

·         Process and Energy Optimization Revitalizes Energy Management at Eastman, Kevin McGuire, Eastman.

Awards and Plenary

3:00-4:30 pm

Grand Ballroom A&B

Master of Ceremony:  Dr. David Allen, Melvin H. Gertz Regents Chair in Chemical Engineering; Director, Center for Energy and Environmental Resources at the University of Texas at Austin.

 

State Official:  Rebecca Rentz, Air Quality Director, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Region 12

 

Showcase Recognition

 

Closing Plenary

Energy, Innovation and US Competitiveness

Speaker:  John Dearborn, Business Vice President for Energy, The Dow Chemical Company (40 min.)

With energy prices at record high levels, what can be done to preserve the global competitiveness of America's energy-intensive manufacturing sector?  This presentation offers four steps to restoring U.S. manufacturing competitiveness -- through aggressive energy efficiency measures, optimized use of fossil fuels, technological innovation and sound energy policy.