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Industrial Newsbriefs

December 2014

The Industrial Newsbriefs is a current awareness service brought to you by the Washington State University Energy Program Library to help assist users in tracking news, technologies, events, and other developments in industrial energy efficiency.

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Welcome to the December issue of Industrial Newsbriefs.

Recent blog entries include articles on:

  • a new European guide to industrial energy audits from ECEEE
  • energy savings certification methodology for buildings (FAST-X) (compatible with industrial facilities)
  • report from Oak Ridge National Lab on microgrids

To read these, and other industrial postings, visit the blog.

We hope you will bookmark the Industrial Newsbriefs blog, and check it frequently for energy-related news. It is a subset of the 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.

UPCOMING EVENTS, TRAININGS, AND WEBINARS

Regional Events

7th Annual NW Industrial Energy Efficiency Summit
Portland, OR
January 14, 2015

Registration is open!
The region’s premiere gathering of industries and energy interests working together to advance northwest industrial competitive through energy efficiency.
Event and registration information: http://www.nwfpa.org/nwfpa-events/2015-energy-summit

NEEA Industrial Trainings

Pumping System Optimization
Boise, ID
December 9, 2014
Description:
Did you know that the average pumping system efficiency is 40% or less? When pumping systems are not optimized for best efficiency, they will drain your company’s profitably with higher energy and maintenance costs, shorter mean time between repairs, more CO2 emissions and a less reliable system overall. The typical medium-sized plant spends over $1.4 million a year on energy to run their pumping systems. Better system design and optimized pumping systems may result in savings that will average $350K per year on energy alone. In addition, 4,436 tons of CO2 emissions may be avoided by implementing the systems optimization concepts discussed during this course. For irrigation users, the class can show how to lower header pressures without throttle valves and explore ways to modify pumps by trimming the impeller. The course will show how the variable speed drive can save additional power by slowing down the pump speed, which will save energy and reduce cost in the process. With the system running more efficiently, maintenance and operating costs will go down and the mean time between repairs will improve. With these savings opportunities, isn’t it time to find out how much your pumping systems are costing you? This course is coordinated by the NEEA Industrial Training project and is co-sponsored by Idaho Power, Idaho State Governor's Office of Energy Resources, Bonneville Power Administration, Washington State University Energy Program, and Northwest Food Processors Association.
Registration Fee: $139
Registration Link: https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1648177
Information Link: https://tracking.neea.org/public/downloadfile.ashx?ID=C5+cvv7gs14=

Compressed Air Challenge - Level 1
Nampa, ID
December 11, 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. This course is coordinated by the NEEA Industrial Training project and is co-sponsored by Idaho 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 Link: https://www.regonline.com/148neea-industrialtraining
Information Link: https://tracking.neea.org/public/downloadfile.ashx?ID=RbhFglUvdCI=

Webinars & Online Courses

NEEA Industrial Training Webinar Landing page (view recorded webinars for free)
https://mywebinars.webex.com/mywebinars/onstage/g.php?PRID=a455ea1a28dd980ff411a6c04aa3d302


 

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