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Industrial Newsbriefs

November 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.

While every URL in Industrial Newsbiefs is checked for accuracy prior to distribution, URLs may change, and servers may temporarily fail to connect to working URLs.



Welcome to the November issue of Industrial Newsbriefs.

Recent blog entries include articles on:

  • Maintaining peak compressed air efficiency
  • Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Programs
  • Farm pumping efficiency
  • DOE recognizes energy efficient manufacturers
  • Unlocking savings potential in large pumping systems
  • Understanding Power Factor
  • Example of a manufacturer buying carbon credits

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

Important Announcement:

The registration for the 2014 Washington Industrial Energy Leaders awards program has been extended to November 17, 2014. Washington industries who have implemented innovative energy efficiency programs or projects are eligible to apply. Award recipients will be honored at a special ceremony with Governor Jay Inslee in January 2015 at the Washington State Capitol in Olympia.
Submit Your Application Today!

Also, note the upcoming 2014 CleanTech Achievement Award presentation in Seattle. At their annual meeting, on November 12, 2014, the CleanTech Alliance will present the inaugural CleanTech Achievement Award honoring a business or organization for making a significant contribution in Washington State's cleantech industry. If you would like to attend, more information on the meeting and registration is available at http://www.cleantechalliancewa.org/events/event_details.asp?id=496733&group= The special guest will be Jules Kortenhorst, Chief Executive Officer of the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI).

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

Compressed Air Challenge - Level 1
Hermiston, OR
November 6, 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 training is coordinated by NEEA Industrial Training project and sponsored by Umatilla Electric Cooperative, Pacific Power, Energy Trust of Oregon, Oregon Department of Energy, Bonneville Power Administration, Northwest Food Processors Association, and Washington State University-Extension Energy Program.
Registration Fee: $139 Registration Deadline: October 23 (Deadline may have been extended.)
Registration Link: https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1555447

Compressed Air Challenge - Level 1
Vancouver, WA
November 13, 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 training is coordinated by NEEA Industrial Training project and sponsored by Umatilla Electric Cooperative, Pacific Power, Energy Trust of Oregon, Oregon Department of Energy, Bonneville Power Administration, Northwest Food Processors Association, and Washington State University-Extension Energy Program.
Registration Fee: $139
Registration Deadline: October 30 (Deadline may have been extended.)
Registration Link: https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1555039
Information Link: https://conduitnw.org/Pages/Event.aspx?rid=1503

Energy Efficiency for Air Cooled Refrigeration Systems
Billings, MT
November 19, 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. This training is for non-ammonia refrigeration systems.
Registration Fee: $139
Registration Deadline: November 5th
Registration Link: https://www.regonline.com/141neea-industrialtraining
Information Link: https://conduitnw.org/Pages/Event.aspx?rid=1504

Optimizing Pumping Systems: A Measurement-Based Approach
Port Angeles, WA
November 19-20, 2014
Description: This course focuses on the measurements that are required for any pumping system performance assessment – flow rate, pressure, and electrical data. Common measurement methods and devices are discussed. A host of application issues associated with test devices are emphasized. Other issues covered include: time coordination of measurements, known sources of error and their potential impact, estimating parameters that can't be measured, and conducting hands-on measurements and converting the measured data.
Registration Fee: $199
Registration Deadline: November 5th
Registration Link: https://www.regonline.com/146neea-industrialtraining
Information Link: https://conduitnw.org/Pages/Event.aspx?rid=1534

Energy Efficient Industrial HVAC and Refrigeration Systems
Moses Lake, WA
November 20, 2014
Description:
You need your HVAC systems to run safely and efficiently because when your system goes down it costs your organization money. In this course you will learn how to maintain peak efficiencies of your systems to keep costs down. Maintenance of air conditioning and refrigeration system is about troubleshooting and repairing system problems as they occur. Proper preventive maintenance, however, will lessen problems and lengthen equipment life.
Registration Fee: $139
Registration Deadline: October 29th (Deadline may have been extended.)
Registration Link: https://www.regonline.com/147neea-industrialtraining
Information Link: https://conduitnw.org/Pages/Event.aspx?rid=1535

Fan System Assessment Tool (FSAT)
Twin Falls, ID
December 2, 2014
Description:
Developed to highlight the benefits of fan system optimization, this training discusses performance and practical issues, as well as introduces the Fan System Assessment Tool (FSAT). You will learn how the software functions, what data is required, what to do when measured data is not available, and how to interpret the assessment results. After completing this course, you will understand how to use FSAT to actively determine the best configuration for your fan system in order to achieve optimal energy and cost savings. 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 Deadline:v November 18th
Registration Link: https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1631225
Information Link: https://tracking.neea.org/public/downloadfile.ashx?ID=JiMQmE4MMs0=

Efficient and Effective Industrial Lighting
Yakima, WA
December 9, 2014
Description:
This year of 2014, LED products have really become cost effective. LED high bays with 120+ lumens per watt, 100,000+ hours rated life, up to 10 year warranty are usually the best solution for many projects. But it is important to get the best ones, and sometimes other technologies can be better. This class also focuses on hooded industrials, strips, troffers and as well as some exterior lights. Pros and cons of high lumen full and reduced wattage T8s will be covered. T8s, T5HOs, T8VHOs, electronically ballasted ceramic metal halide, induction, plasma and LED will be compared. Different conditions such as wet locations, explosion proof lighting, food safety and other issues will be discussed. Attendees will learn about wired and wireless controls. Attendees will also learn about some of the benefits of human centric lighting, which includes improved circadian rhythms, mood, visual acuity, performance and sustainability. Case studies, and low cost/no cost options will also be discussed during class. This training is coordinated by Northwest Industrial Training project and is co-sponsored by Pacific Power, Avista, Benton PUD, Chelan County PUD, Bonneville Power Administration, Northwest Food Processors Association and Washington State University Energy Program.
Registration Fee: $139
Registration Deadline: November 21st
Registration Link: https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1628592
Information Link: https://tracking.neea.org/public/downloadfile.ashx?ID=15YmqljwEY0=

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 Deadline: November 21st
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

Eliminate Misalignment & “Right-Size” Your Pumps
Sponsor: FluxDrive
Location: Online webinar
Date: November 6, 2014
Time: 1:00 p.m. Eastern (1 hour)
Description: This webinar will discuss the most common reasons motors and pumps become misaligned, what the consequences of misalignment are, and how to ensure equipment stays aligned and stays running after the initial installation is complete. A new coupling technology eliminates the need for laser alignment and completely isolates the motor from the load, even if misalignment occurs – leading to significant improvements in bearing and seal life.Additional benefits of the technology will also be discussed, including the ability to “right-size” oversize pumps by mechanically adjusting pump speed rather than implementing more complicated (and potentially less reliable) electronic speed control solutions.
Registration Fee: FREE
Registration Link: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=phkqhys8826o

DOE HVACR Energy-Efficiency Rule Changes
Sponsor: HPAC Engineering Magazine
Location: Online webinar
Date: November 12, 2014
Time: 2:00 p.m. Eastern (1 hour)
Description: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued 10 direct final rules impacting the HVACR industry for 2014, with dozens more expected over the next several years. In this free hour-long webinar, industry experts Mike Stem and Byron Horak will discuss the regulation-development process, impacts on product testing, and what’s next. Other topics will include the regulation of components, the changing of commercial HVAC metrics to integrated energy efficiency ratio, and the regulation of walk-in refrigeration.
Registration Fee: FREE
Registration Link: https://event.on24.com/eventRegistration/EventLobbyServlet?target=registration.jsp&eventid=867766&sessionid=1&key=F47FD6
961AF6AE99B22CAA7897EC3582&partnerref=hpac2&sourcepage=register

Innovation Showcase – Emerging Solutions for Manufacturers: Collaborative and Mobile Robotics
Sponsor: Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Location: Online web conference
Date: November 12, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m. Pacific (2 hours)
Description: Food processors with custom packing, multiple products that need to be run through the same process, or any processes that could benefit from automation, may be interested in this conference. Mobile and collaborative robots are designed to operate around and in cooperation with humans. Highly flexible and adaptable, they can accommodate varied and changing automation needs and can be used by non-technical operators. With lower cost of entry than larger robotic solutions, collaborative robots are a viable automation option for many small and mid-sized companies.
Registration Fee: FREE
Registration Link: https://events-na11.adobeconnect.com/content/connect/c1/1090753894/en/events/event/shared/1229666356/
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