BestPractices and Georgia Pacific to Host Training Sessions
February 14, 2001
In an effort to reduce energy usage, the Georgia Pacific energy team and OIT's Best Practices Team are in partnership to identify energy saving opportunities by developing and implementing three training sessions in the following areas: pump, steam, and insulation. The pump system training session will provide attendees the opportunity to learn more about pump system performance characteristics and the performance problems encountered in everyday applications. The steam system training session will explore the operation of steam systems and how steam system efficiency can be improved. The insulation training session will teach participants how to quantify the benefits of optimal insulation thickness, gather field data to conduct an insulation audit, and conduct a facility walk-through.
Prior to these March training sessions, OIT's Best Practices Team will perform plant assessments on Georgia Pacific's steam, pump, and insulation systems. The assessments can help companies identify 90-95% of their energy saving opportunities. Experts in each area will identify the methods and techniques that will enable Georgia Pacific to make the most of these opportunities. As a result, Georgia Pacific will become a model for other paper mill operations trying to reduce their energy use.
In addition to steam, pump, and insulation training, OIT's Best Practices programs provide training sessions to improve industrial system efficiency in the areas of compressed air, motor, AirMaster, fan, and process heating systems. OIT's Best Practices training sessions provides attendees with solutions to decreasing operating costs, improving reliability, decreasing maintenance and improving environmental performance. Best Practices training sessions are offered on a resource-available basis.
For additional information on Best Practices training sessions and assessments, call the OIT Clearinghouse at (800) 862-2086 or access the Best Practices web site at www.oit.doe.gov/bestpractices.