Mark Your Calendars for the Ohio Technology Showcase
Plan to attend the Ohio Technology Showcase, one of the premier energy efficiency events of the year, on September 27-29, 2005 in Cleveland. Hosted by DOE, Energy Industries of Ohio, and the Ohio Department of Development, Office of Energy Efficiency, this 3-day conference will feature information on the latest energy-efficient technologies and energy management best practices. Take advantage of this opportunity to attend technical breakout sessions, tour a local plant, learn about BestPractices software tools, and network with industry, government, and political leaders. For more information and to register.
New Database Targets Solutions for High-Temperature Materials Processing
A Web-based Thermodynamics Resource is now available to help industries engaged in high-temperature processing address critical technology challenges. Scientists at Sandia National Laboratories and Oak Ridge National Laboratory created this user-friendly database to aid in modeling and exploring processing solutions involving high-temperature materials and corrosion. This free resource on thermochemistry for gas-phase and condensed species currently includes pages focused on glass manufacturing and petrochemical industries; pages for the chemical, forest products, steel, and aluminum industries will be added soon. See the Thermodynamics Resource Web site.
ACEEE Names Industrial Energy Efficiency Champions
The 2005 American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) recently selected three "Champions of Energy Efficiency" at its Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry. Among the winners was Peter Salmon-Cox, former ITP Technology Manager for Technology Delivery, who was honored for his strong and effective leadership throughout his DOE career. Read about the winners.
Industrial Assessment Center Training Continues
ITP continues to offer its training sessions for Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) colleges and universities interested in directing a DOE Industrial Assessment Center (IAC). The IAC program establishes centers that introduce engineering students to energy efficiency practices, including field assessments of small and mid-sized manufacturing companies. The three upcoming trainings focus on the processes and procedures used to conduct industrial assessments. More information.
Get the Latest ITP Software Tool Updates
Stay up-to-date on ITP's system analysis software tools. If you use MotorMaster+, MotorMaster+ International, or the Chilled Water System Analysis Tool, please visit the BestPractices software tool page for recommended updates that will help you make the best use of these three tools. MotorMaster+ plus and MotorMaster+ International include new data in their motor manufacturer catalogs, new formatting options, and better compatibility with other software. The Chilled Water Tool's weather data file has been updated to include additional cities. Download the tool updates.
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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.
Solutia SECURES Energy and Cost Savings Through its Plant-wide Assessment
Using the Steam, Electricity, Cooling Utility Reduction Exercise (SECURE) method, Solutia, Inc. identified more than 30 projects with potential annual cost savings of $3.2 million at its chemical production facility in Springfield, MA. This method is a system-wide approach to finding ways to reduce steam, electricity, compressed air, and water, and it addresses energy and cost-conservation opportunities in both supply and demand side production processes. Read about the plant-wide assessment.
Compressed Air Improvements Yield Energy and Cost Savings for Bakery
A system level evaluation of the Sara Lee bakery in Sacramento, CA resulted in improvements to the compressed air system, realizing annual energy savings of 571,000 kWh, and $40,000 per year in operating costs. A Qualified AirMaster+ Specialist performed the evaluation, pinpointing equipment repairs and leaks, and upgrading compressors to perform more efficiently. Learn about the Performance Spotlight.
IAC Students Maximize Their Career Opportunities
Engineering students who participate in the DOE Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) program receive valuable hands-on training while helping manufacturers optimize energy at their plants. To date, over 2,000 students have participated in the IAC program, and more than half of the graduates pursue jobs in the energy-related job market. Read their stories, and the latest alumni case study.
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.
Apply Soon for Chemical Solicitations
Watch the ITP solicitations Web page for two opportunities coming soon for chemical manufacturers. On or about August 31, 2005, ITP will issue a Chemical Industries of the Future solicitation that seeks applications for cost-shared R&D of technologies to reduce energy and environmental impacts, and enhance competitiveness of the U.S. chemical industry. In addition, in September, ITP plans to issue the Innovative Energy Systems project solicitation for R&D and commercialization of projects that will have widespread application and yield significant energy savings in the chemical industry.
Heads Up for IAC Solicitation
DOE will issue a competitive solicitation in October 2005 for ABET-accredited colleges or universities interested in hosting an Industrial Assessment Center (IAC). IACs perform no-cost, comprehensive assessments of plant facilities to small and medium-size manufacturers, while also training engineering students to be the energy-efficiency experts of tomorrow.
To learn more about project opportunities, visit ITP's solicitation page.
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