Chemical Vision2020 Workshop Coming in December
R&D collaboration helps ensure the long-term competitiveness of the U.S. Chemical industry, and the Chemical Industry Vision2020 Technology Partnership (Vision2020) helps to leverage financial and technical resources towards this goal. Attend the upcoming Collaboration Workshop on December 2, in Linthicum Heights, MD. Sponsored by Vision2020 and The Council for Chemical Research (CCR), the workshop will generate new ideas for innovative R&D projects and potential partners, and identify opportunities for funding. Register today!
Smart Screen Technology Leap-frogs into Cost Savings for Mining Industries
Quality Research, Development, and Consulting, Inc. (QRDC) has parlayed technology developed for the U.S. military into mineral/particle separation screening applications for the mining industry. QRDC originally created the technology to reduce noise and vibration in submarines and military vehicles. However, with ITP support, the company now manufacturers SmartScreenSystems Model S3i-102, which replaces large electric motors that mechanically vibrate the entire massive screening structure, with miniature electro-magnetic resonators that vibrate only the screening deck. Mining and Materials Handling facilities are reaping the benefits through reduced energy requirements, maintenance costs, and increased throughput, as well as eliminating "jet-engine" noise levels in the work environment. The screen systems may also be applicable in road construction, food processing, chemicals, petroleum, and other industries. Currently, eight of the models are being tested at U.S. Steel Minntac plants, and plans are underway to increase usage in 2005. Read more (PDF 118 KB).
Steam Awareness Workshops Help Optimize System Performance
Steam system improvements can save up to 20% in fuel costs at an industrial facility. If you are responsible for maintaining reliable, safe, and cost-effective steam operations, plan to attend the upcoming Steam System Awareness workshops. Sponsored by ITP, these 1-day workshops will help you identify efficiency opportunities and measure cost and energy savings, and highlight technical resources, software tools, and financial opportunities. Register now for the training in San Diego, CA on November 30, or the training in Los Angeles, CA on December 2.
New Strategy Designed to Expand Role of Software Tools in Saving Energy
The Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) maintains a suite of powerful, on-line software tools that industrial facilities are successfully using to identify the best opportunities to save energy and costs. To increase tool awareness, access, and use throughout industry, ITP has just released Industrial Technologies Program Tool Strategy: A Plan to Enhance the Energy Savings Impacts of the ITP Software Tools. Read the Tool Strategy, and learn how these software tools can help you identify energy system savings at your facility!
ITP Allied Partner AMCA International Hosts Technical Seminar
Mark your calendars for the annual Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) International Technical Seminar on December 5-7, 2004 in Schaumberg, IL. This 2 ½-day conference will help you understand how fan, louvers, and damper systems work, highlight the latest technologies in air systems, testing, and rating certifications, and recommend proper equipment selection to save time and money. The seminar will also include an overview of the Fan System Assessment Tool (FSAT), ITP's new software tool which helps determine potential benefits of optimizing industrial fan systems.
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ITP offers technical publications, software tools, and other resources to help you address your company's industrial energy needs. Here are the latest products from ITP.
Steam System Assessment Tool Upgrade Now Available!
ITP announces the newest version of the popular Steam System Assessment Tool (SSAT). The new SSAT Version 2.0.0 is a more powerful tool that allows steam analysts to develop approximate models of real steam systems. It includes several major software improvements and corrections to the original Version 1.0.0. More information.
Process Heating Sourcebook Available Now!
Process heating is vital to nearly all manufacturing processes, supplying heat needed to produce basic materials and commodities. Process heating professionals now have a new resource for increasing energy efficiency and productivity by optimizing their industrial systems. In collaboration with the Industrial Heating Equipment Association (IHEA), ITP has recently produced Improving Process Heating System Performance: A Sourcebook for Industry. This Sourcebook is a complete guide to process heating system basics, performance improvement opportunities and tools, an extensive contacts directory, and a variety of other resources. Read the Sourcebook (PDF 1.23 MB).
Process Heating Technical Briefs
Two recently-produced Process Heating Technical Briefs are available now on the ITP Web site. Materials Selection Considerations for Thermal Process Equipment (PDF 469 KB) addresses the effect that different metals and alloys have on the thermal efficiency of process heating equipment, and offers a guide to selecting appropriate materials. Waste Heat Reduction and Recovery for Improving Furnace Efficiency, Productivity, and Emissions Performance (PDF 539 KB) is a companion to the PHAST software tool, and a guide to reducing waste heat losses associated with process heating equipment.
Visit the ITP Web site for more BestPractices technical publications, software tools, and case studies to help you improve efficiency, productivity, and the bottom line.
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ITP awards cost-shared funding for R&D and plant assessment projects through a competitive merit review process.
To learn more about project opportunities, visit ITP's solicitation page.
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