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August 2014

Welcome to this edition of Industrial Newsbriefs, produced by the Washington State University Energy Program. Industrial Newsbriefs is a current awareness service provided by the Washington State University Energy Program Library to assist users in tracking developments in industrial energy efficiency.View archive 

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We hope you will bookmark the Industrial Newsbriefs blog, and check it frequently for energy-related news. It will be a subset of WSU Energy Library’s Energy Newsbriefs blog at http://www.energy.wsu.edu/EnergyLibrary/Newsbriefs/EnergyNewsbriefsBlog.aspx. You will find the Industrial section by clicking on Industrial Newsbriefs at the top of the Categories list in the column at the right. Recent blog entries include articles on energy management in wastewater treatment plants, motors and drives in a paper mill, U.S. motor regulations, and energy assessments for compressed air systems. To read these, and other industrial postings, visit the blog regularly.

UPCOMING EVENTS, TRAININGS, AND WEBINARS

Pacific Northwest

NEEA Industrial Trainings

Energy Efficiency of Chilled Water Systems and Cooling Towers
Missoula, MT
August 27-28th, 2014

Description: Chilled Water Systems, which provide cooling for industrial and commercial facilities, often account for a major portion of the energy consumed in these facilities. Attendees will learn how technology improvements can reduce energy costs by more than half. Topics include chiller machinery, refrigerant options, the impact of using variable speed for compressors, and system pumps. In addition, a case study will be presented that shows how an energy-efficient chiller was selected. The Cooling Tower course addresses efficiency measures and other issues, including cooling tower sizing vs. energy savings, approach control strategies (efficient fan operation), water treatment (including ozone), water conservation and maintenance. This course includes a case study exercise that works through an example of how a cost-effective and efficient cooling tower was selected. Register for one day/one topic for $139 or register for both days for $199.
Registration fee: $139 for one day, $199 for both days
Registration deadline: August 13th
Registration Links:
Chilled Water on 8/27 - $139:
www.regonline.com/131neea-industrialtraining
Cooling Towers on 8/28 - $139:
www.regonline.com/139neea-industrialtraining
For both Chilled Water & Cooling Towers on 8/27 & 8/28 - $199:
www.regonline.com/138neea-industrialtraining

Compressed Air Challenge – Level 1
Seattle, WA
September 18, 2014
Description: Are your compressed air energy costs under control? Even the smallest compressed air system is a relatively large source of energy consumption and cost. Make your company more profitable with the Compressed Air Challenge™, a series of seminars that applies proven techniques to achieve cost-effective solutions. Optimizing your compressed air systems can lead to higher productivity, energy savings, increased product quality and greater efficiency. This training offers attendees the opportunity to use their own system data in seminar exercises, as well as mastery of compressed air system components and techniques. Attendees can apply training and implement changes immediately upon return to their work place.
Registration fee: $139 Registration deadline: September 4th Registration Link: https://www.regonline.com/140neea-industrialtraining

Energy Efficiency For Air Cooled Refrigeration Systems
Pocatello, ID
September 30, 2014

Description: With an emphasis on air cooled split refrigeration systems, attendees will develop the skills and knowledge to reduce the energy use and operating costs of their refrigeration systems while improving reliability. The presentation will address system basics, energy efficiency best practices, and maintenance practices. Case studies will be presented to show illustrations of opportunities as well as present effective solutions to common problems. Many of the basic efficiency principles can be applied across other systems to improve efficiency. Attendees will understand how to leverage utility and government programs to help finance efficiency improvements. (Non-ammonia based refrigeration.) This course is coordinated by the NEEA Industrial Training project and is co-sponsored by Idaho Power, Rocky Mountain Power, Idaho Governor's Office of Energy Resources, Bonneville Power Administration, Washington State University Energy Program, and Northwest Food Processors Association.
Registration fee: $139
Registration deadline: September 15th
Registration Link: https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1512634

Energy Efficiency of Chilled Water Systems and Cooling Towers
Portland, OR
October 1-2, 2014

Description: Chilled Water Systems, which provide cooling for industrial and commercial facilities, often account for a major portion of the energy consumed in these facilities. Attendees will learn how technology improvements can reduce energy costs by more than half. Topics include chiller machinery, refrigerant options, the impact of using variable speed for compressors, and system pumps. In addition, a case study will be presented that shows how an energy-efficient chiller was selected. Register for chilled water class for $139, or register for both the cooling tower and chilled water classes for $199. This course is coordinated by the NEEA Industrial Training project and is co-sponsored by Pacific Power, Portland General Electric, Energy Trust of Oregon, Consumers Power, Cowlitz PUD, Columbia River PUD, Clark Public Utilities, Oregon Department of Energy, Bonneville Power Administration, Washington State University Energy Program, and Northwest Food Processors Association.
Registration fee: $139 for one day, $199 for both days
Registration deadline: September 17th
Registration Links:
Chilled Water on 10/1 - $139:
https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1528988
Cooling Towers on 10/2 - $139:
https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1528987
For both Chilled Water & Cooling Towers on 10/1 & 10/2 - $199:
https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1528972

Energy Efficiency of Chilled Water Systems and Cooling Towers
Spokane, WA
October 28-29, 2014

Description: Chilled Water Systems, which provide cooling for industrial and commercial facilities, often account for a major portion of the energy consumed in these facilities. Attendees will learn how technology improvements can reduce energy costs by more than half. Topics include chiller machinery, refrigerant options, the impact of using variable speed for compressors, and system pumps. In addition, a case study will be presented that shows how an energy-efficient chiller was selected. Register for chilled water class for $139, or register for both the cooling tower and chilled water classes for $199. This course is coordinated by the NEEA Industrial Training project and is co-sponsored by Pacific Power, Portland General Electric, Energy Trust of Oregon, Consumers Power, Cowlitz PUD, Columbia River PUD, Clark Public Utilities, Oregon Department of Energy, Bonneville Power Administration, Washington State University Energy Program, and Northwest Food Processors Association.
Registration fee: $139 for one day, $199 for both days
Registration deadline: October 14th
Registration Links:
Chilled Water on 10/28 - $139:
https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1498943
Cooling Towers on 10/29 - $139:
https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1498939
For both Chilled Water & Cooling Towers on 10/28 & 10/29 - $199:
https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1498935

Other Industrial Trainings

PGE Series: Compressed Air Systems Workshop
Wilsonville, OR
October 22, 2014
TIME:
Fundamentals of Compressed Air Systems, 7:30 to noon
Compressed Air Systems Workshop, 12:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (lunch provided)
Description: Compressed air systems can be one of the largest energy consumers in your facility. Learn how to start saving energy and money today with these classes and webinars. Attendees will learn about available incentives and free technical assistance for energy-efficiency upgrades.
Registration fee: Free to PGE commercial and industrial customers. Others may attend based on space; fee will apply.
Registration Link: https://www.energyeducationcenter.com/SeminarDetails.aspx?seminar=Topic109.274.SEMINAR

Webinars & Online Courses

Energy Auditing and Troubleshooting
Location: Online webinar
October 21, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM (PDT)

Description: This webinar will show you how to estimate energy consumption by end use without the need for submetering. We will focus on refrigeration, compressed air end uses, HVAC, lighting, and office equipment. In addition, you will receive audit checklists for energy conservation. Several third-party auditing tools will also be reviewed. Spend an hour attending this webinar and sharpen your energy IQ! This webinar is coordinated by the NEEA NW Regional Industrial Training project and is sponsored by Bonneville Power Administration, Washington State University Energy Program, and Northwest Food Processors Association.
Registration fee: FREE
Registration Link: https://mywebinars.webex.com/mywebinars/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=924498669

PGE Series: Compressed Air Systems Workshop
Locationa: Online webinar
October 23, 2014
TIME:
Webinar for Small (Systems with a combined motor rating of 125 horsepower or less) Industrial Systems, 8 to 9 a.m.
Webinar for Large Industrial Systems, 10 to 11 a.m.
Description: Compressed air systems can be one of the largest energy consumers in your facility. Learn how to start saving energy and money today with these classes and webinars. Attendees will learn about available incentives and free technical assistance for energy-efficiency upgrades.
Registration fee: Free to PGE commercial and industrial customers. Others may attend based on space; fee will apply.
Registration Link: https://www.energyeducationcenter.com/SeminarDetails.aspx?seminar=Topic109.274.SEMINAR

 


 

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