Energy Savings, Efficiency, and Reliability

Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 2:00pm-3:30pm EST

Session Co-Chair:

  • Joe Porcelli, JVP International

Session Description:

This session will address best practices in plant operations to conserve energy, optimizing the choice of process equipment and flowsheet modifications to increase energy efficiency, and alternative investments to improve the reliability of electrical power supplies.

Session Schedule:

Process Analytical Technologies for Energy Savings in Industrial Processes Debra Hall, Control Instruments Corp.
DOE Programs and Tools Advancing US Manufacturing's Energy Efficiency Paul Scheihing, U.S. Department of Energy
Enhanced Sustainability Through Energy Management Systems Implementation Stephen Cannizzaro, General Dynamics

Process Analytical Technologies for Energy Savings in Industrial Processes

Debra Hall, Control Instruments Corp.

Solvent vapor monitoring systems greatly reduce the cost of operating industrial ovens/dryers & oxidizers while at the same time they protect workers and equipment from explosions. This presentation will discuss the various monitoring technologies available for both process and area monitoring applications, and how with the proper selection you can lower energy consumption, reduce fuel costs and improve production rates in manufacturing processes while keeping within the latest safety standards.

  1. Introduction
  2. Background
  3. Solvent Hazards
  4. Flammability needs
  5. Industry Standards & Best practices
  6. Technologies Available
  7. Measuring techniques
  8. The Role of an Analyzer
  9. Summary

Stephen Cannizzaro

Stephen Cannizzaro is the Environmental / Facilities Engineer and Sustainability Manager for General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems Scranton Operation at the Scranton Army Ammunition Plant.  Steve has over 20 years of experience with in the environmental management and manufacturing field. He specializes in the design and implementation of pollution prevention / utility conservation projects and technologies.  Mr. Cannizzaro serves as the lead for the facilities ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and ISO 50001and Superior Energy Performance (SEP) management systems.  He has been...Read more

Debra Hall

Debra Hall has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E) from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), and a Master’s degree (M.B.A.) in International Marketing from Keller Graduate School of Management. She was a College Professor of Consumer Chemistry for 3 years and has over 15 years’ experience in industrial equipment sales and marketing. ...Read more