Texas Industrial Energy Management Forum & April 2018 Monthly Dinner Meeting | AIChE

Texas Industrial Energy Management Forum & April 2018 Monthly Dinner Meeting

Thursday, April 5, 2018,
3:30pm to 9:30pm
In-Person / Local
1622 Federal Rd #30
Houston, TX 77015
United States

"Understanding How to Enhance Our Energy Infrastructure Resiliency To Natural Disasters”



  • 3:30PM - 4:00PM Forum Registration/Sign-In and Visit with Exhibitors 
  • 4:00PM - 6:00PM Industrial Energy Management Forum (See program below)
  • 6:00PM - 7:00PM Networking and Exhibition (sponsored by AIChE-STS – information below)
  • 7:00PM - 8:00PM Dinner (sponsored by AIChE-STS – information below)
  • 8:00PM - 9:30PM Dinner Presentation/Speaker (sponsored by AIChE-STS – information below)

Registration Details: Registration for the forum and dinner are separate. To register for the forum please visit https://texasiof.ceer.utexas.edu/forms/TIOFevent_registration.cfm. To register for the dinner please see below.

Texas Industrial Energy Management Forum

In 2017, Hurricane Harvey hit the coast of Texas in Rockport and the associated record rainfalls in Houston, Beaumont and other coastal areas contributed to the worst flooding these cities have experienced in decades. One of the many responses to this natural

disaster have been efforts to reflect on pre-storm preparedness and to identify and implement changes to improve resiliency to these types of events. The chemicals and petrochemicals manufacturing industries play a major role in driving resiliency. So it is

important to understand some of the factors that impact the resiliency of theseindustries and what can be done to mitigate these factors. Our panel will help us

understand some of these factors so that we can continue efforts to enhance our energy infrastructure resiliency.

Panelists will provide a 20 minute presentation on the forum topic followed by a panel discussion and Q&A from the audience.

Forum Moderator

Frank Roberto

ExxonMobil Chair, Texas IOF Chemicals and Refining Advisory Committee


Presentation Title: Texas Strong! Hurricane Harvey Response and Restoration

Bert Sausse

Emergency Operations Coordinator

CenterPoint Energy

Presentation Title: Hey Houston, We Survived Harvey!

Yong Wang Managing Engineer

Public Works and Engineering

City of Houston

Presentation Title: Financing Industrial Resilience with TX-PACE

Marina V. Badoian-Kriticos

Regional Program Advisor

Texas PACE Authority

Question & Answer Session

Logistics and Registration:

There is no cost for attending the Texas IOF Industrial Energy Management Forum; however, pre-registration is requested so that we can provide adequate facilities.

Registration is open at https://texasiof.ceer.utexas.edu/forms/TIOFevent_registration.cfm

The State Energy Conservation Office of the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts provides funding for the Industrial Energy Management Forum.


If you are interested in exhibiting at the event, please contact Carlos Salamanca, Chair, STS-AIChE at sts-chair@aiche.org or casalamanca@hotmail.com or 832-419-1328.

Networking and Exhibition, 6 – 7 pm:

A number of companies who bring value to energy management in the process industries will have tabletop exhibits set up as a focal point for the networking session.

A cash bar will also be available.

April 2017 Monthly Dinner Meeting: Trends in LNG – Bigger isn’t always better


Mid-scale LNG liquefaction has gained considerable attention in recent years as a cost competitive solution to monetize natural gas. Mid-scale LNG requires a different mindset from large-scale LNG and the discussion will focus on a few concepts to make mid-scale LNG attractive.

About the Speaker

Vinod has over seventeen years’ experience in LNG, GTL and gas processing as a process engineer, process manager and project engineer, most recently as Manager of LNG Product Development Center at Bechtel. He spent considerable time starting up large scale LNG facilities and leading design teams. He is very proficient with the C3-MR, Optimized Cascade and IPSMR® processes. He has published several LNG related technical articles and his papers have won him the ‘best paper award’ at Bechtel for three years in the row. Less than 10% of the papers published every year are selected for this award. He completed his Masters from Texas A&M University and Bachelors from National Institute of Technology, India.

Presentation Pricing and Advanced Registering



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NOTE 2: Those that register after 48 hours prior to the meeting should bring their receipt to the meeting and will not receive a pre-printed name badge


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