ITP Announces Selection of New Program Manager
DOE recently announced the appointment of Jacques Beaudry-Losique as the new ITP Program Manager. Mr. Beaudry-Losique brings extensive energy and manufacturing industry experience in roles such as executive management, business development, financial management, strategic planning, commercial negotiations and supply chain management. Details.
Register Now for Ohio Technology Showcase
Sign up now for the Ohio Technology Showcase on September 27-29, 2005 in Cleveland, OH! This 3-day conference is chock full of events and information to help you optimize energy in your plant. See new energy-efficient technologies and best practices in corporate energy management; attend industry sector break-out sessions to see how companies are implementing new technologies and processes; tour a local plant; sign up for ITP BestPractices training sessions; and explore federal and state funding opportunities.
Hydrogen Sensor Has Widespread Use, Provides Significant Savings
H2Scan Corporation's new solid state, real-time hydrogen sensors deliver improved operations and cost savings for industry through leak detection and process gas monitoring. Based on ITP-sponsored Sandia National Laboratory technology (PDF 375 KB), the sensors demonstrate high accuracy and speed of response, even in the presence of carbon monoxide, sulfur, and water vapor. H2Scan offers three types of sensors: a portable leak detector, mounted area monitor, and in-line process monitor, which are suitable for chemical, petroleum, waste monitoring, and other applications. Learn more.
ACEEE Summer Study Coming in July!
Attend the 2005 American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry on July 19-22 in West Point, NY. Learn about cutting-edge technologies, programs, and strategies to reduce industrial energy costs, and find out how you can improve productivity and reliability in your industrial facility.
Industrial Assessment Center Trainings Coming Soon
ITP's Industrial Assessment Centers (IAC) provide eligible manufacturers with no-cost energy assessments of their facilities, at the same time training engineering students to be the energy-efficiency experts of tomorrow. ITP is currently conducting several training workshops for college and universities who are interested in directing an IAC. Find out more and register.
New Report Identifies R&D Opportunities for Separations Processes
Energy used for separation processes accounts for nearly 60% of the total energy used in the Chemical and Petroleum industries; distillation processes consume most of this energy. A new report developed for ITP by the Separations Research Program at the University of Texas at Austin, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory identifies R&D opportunities in hybrid distillation technologies to reduce energy use and environmental emissions. The report addresses the challenges of improving distillation technologies, as well as identifying research needs leading to the implementation of hybrid distillation processes and innovations in equipment design.
RFP Targets Energy Efficiency Projects in Wisconsin
The Center for Technology Transfer, Inc.(CTT) has just issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for technologies to improve industrial energy efficiency in Wisconsin. The RFP seeks applications from businesses developing technologies that save energy and costs through reduction of electricity, natural gas, and propane. Companies in the forest products, metal casting, food processing, and plastics industries are especially encouraged to apply. Major funding for CTT is provided by the Wisconsin Focus on Energy Program. Deadline is August 31, 2005
New! Fan System Qualified Specialists Online
Industry professionals can now become experts in the use of the Fan System Assessment Tool (FSAT) and earn DOE recognition as FSAT Qualified Specialists. Participants who attend the 2 ½-day training and pass a rigorous exam become Qualified Specialists, who can apply the FSAT tool to help industrial customers identify ways to improve fan system efficiency. A listing of the first 13 newly recognized FSAT Qualified Specialists is now available online. Review the other Qualified Specialists in AirMaster+, Pumping System Assessment Tool (PSAT), Process Heating Assessment Tool (PHAST), and Steam Tool. Learn how you can become a Qualified Specialist, and apply your skills to start saving energy now!
Attention PSAT 2004 Users: Update Available
If you have recently downloaded DOE's Pumping System Assessment Tool 2004 (PSAT), please visit ITP's BestPractices Software Tools Web site to download an update that corrects a technical error discovered in the valve energy tool portion of PSAT 2004. More information.
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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.
Kodak Optimizes Pumping System to Save Energy and Reduce Demand Charges
To improve the energy efficiency of the two lake-water pumping stations at its chemical plant in Rochester, NY, Kodak personnel consulted with a DOE Qualified Specialist. Using the Pumping System Assessment Tool (PSAT), the specialist identified projects to optimize the system, yielding annual energy savings of more than 1 million kWh, energy cost savings of $52,000 per year, and $48,000 in demand charges. Read the Performance Spotlight.
Qualified Specialist Assistance Boosts Pump Performance at Austin Energy
Austin Energy, the electric utility for the city of Austin, TX, recently upgraded a circulating water pumping system to yield annual energy savings of 220,000 MMBtu, and energy and maintenance cost savings of $1.2 million per year. With help from a PSAT Qualified Specialist, plant personnel upgraded critical pump components and reconfigured equipment, which significantly improved pump efficiency and flow rate. Read the Performance Spotlight.
Energy Matters Spring 2005 Issue
Read the Spring 2005 issue of Energy Matters, your resource for energy efficiency and news, technical tips, and new products and services. This issue features the second article in a two-part series addressing AC induction motors and voltage quality issues, a Performance Spotlight on energy savings at a California winery, and much more! Sign up today for electronic delivery.
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.
Heads Up for New Solicitations
Remember to check the ITP Solicitations Web page for announcements of cost-shared funding opportunities. The Materials for Energy Efficient Industrial Processing solicitation will open on July 7, and a Materials National Laboratory call will open on July 12. The Chemicals solicitation will follow on July 29. In addition, watch for a competitive solicitation for colleges and universities interested in directing an Industrial Assessment Center (IAC), expected to be announced in October 2005.
To learn more about project opportunities, visit ITP's solicitation page.
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