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Energy Management in the Materials Industry
A Short Course Planned in Conjunction with MS&T’13
Sunday, October 27, 2013 • 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
InterContinental Hotel Montreal • Montreal, Quebec, Canada

This course is directed toward energy managers, engineers, supervisors, and managers working in the materials industry who want to reduce their energy usage. The training is meant to explain both general energy management methods and those areas specific to the metals and materials industry. Topics will include:

  • Why implement energy management? Benefits and reasons for an energy management program.
  • What is required to begin an energy program? Assigning an energy director, forming an energy team, making an energy policy, and finding resources.
  • Defining and measuring performance. What should you measure? Understanding energy measurements using electricity, natural gas, coal, etc. Understanding critical KPI’s. Setting baselines and benchmarking your plant and processes.
  • Analyzing the data and identifying projects. Understanding your energy use with data analysis, system analysis, and technical assessments. Making a project list. Improving the process. Setting goals and creating an action plan.
  • Controlling the process and evaluating progress. Implementing a Project Action Plan. Team meetings. Tracking your energy performance. Recognizing achievements.

In each topic, specific information for the material industry will be highlighted giving a more in-depth look at energy management within the materials industry.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND AND WHY?

Energy Management in the Materials Industry is directed toward energy managers, engineers, supervisors, and managers working in the materials industry who want to reduce their energy usage. Energy management programs provide a structure for continuous improvement to reduce energy costs. Energy efficiency and energy conservation will reduce greenhouse gases, improve the environmental impact of the process, and reduce bottom line costs of the business.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Cynthia Belt has led Energy Management Programs at Aleris International, Superior Industries, and Kaiser Aluminum. She has published more than ten papers on energy topics in the materials industry, is past chair of the TMS Energy Committee, and served as a member of the TMS Energy Technical Working Group and TMS Materials & Society committee. She was also a member of a project team that developed “Energy Assessment for Process Heating Systems” and “Guidance for ASME EA-1, Energy Assessment for Process Heating Systems,” is a member the American Foundry Society Energy Committee, and is a Six Sigma Black Belt.

FOR MORE INFO...

For more information about this meeting, please complete the meeting inquiry form or contact:

TMS Meeting Services
184 Thorn Hill Road
Warrendale , PA 15086-7514 USA
Telephone (724) 776-9000, ext. 243
(800) 759-4TMS
Fax: (724) 776-3770
E-mail: mtgserv@tms.org