Steam Efficiency Subject
of Workshop for Industry
CONCORD-More than 50 percent of the fuel consumed in industry is used to generate steam, and improvements to industrial steam systems can reduce fuel costs by 20 to 30 percent, according to statistics from the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE).New Hampshire industries that want improve their steam efficiency and bottom line are invited to a day-long workshop, "Optimizing Steam System Performance," October 30 at the Urban Forestry Center off Elwyn Road in Portsmouth.
The workshop, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., is organized by the New Hampshire Industries of the Future (IOF) partnership, which includes the Governors Office of Energy and Community Services (ECS) and the Business and Industry Association and its WasteCap Resource Conservation Network. The cost is $40 per person, which includes lunch.
"Improvements in steam system technology have created tremendous opportunities for improving efficiency," said Betsy Blaisdell, IOF coordinator at ECS. "The efficiency of the system has a major impact on productivity and competitiveness."
Presenters will cover a variety of topics addressing steam systems, including total steam system optimization, improving efficiency, benefits of condensate return, ands the payoffs of proper training, among others. The business impacts of steam efficiency and public resources for energy managers will also be discussed, as well as combined heat and power (CHP) systems. CHP uses the exhaust heat from turbine electric generators to produce steam for process and plant heating.
Speakers will include will include U. S. DOE specialists, industry steam engineers, scientists, as well as Dr. Anthony Wright of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Rachel Madan from the Alliance to Save Energy.
"We want New Hampshire industries to be able to take advantage of reduced operating costs, increased equipment life and lower maintenance costs, and improved performance by learning how to get the most from their steam systems," said WasteCap Executive Director Mark Toussaint.
For more information on and directions to the workshop, visit the IOF website at www.nhiof.org/workshops/steam.asp or call 603-224-1517. Registration deadline is October 28; checks to WasteCap will be accepted at the door.
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