Electrostatic Precipitator Controls & Maintenance Seminar
Newport News, Virginia

June 15-18, 2020

Electrostatic Precipitator Controls & Maintenance Seminar
Newport News, Virginia

June 15-18, 2020

This event has been postponed. Please stop back soon for more details. 

 About the Seminar

Seminar Dates:

June 15-18, 2020

Seminar Description:

This seminar educates participants on the theory and operation of electrostatic precipitators (ESP).

Attendees will explore factors affecting ESP performance, such as normal maintenance techniques, normal maintenance procedures, and current trends in energization of precipitators. Participants will learn methods to improve performance of existing precipitators to meet regulatory compliance goals. In addition, included in the seminar are techniques to optimize the operation of B&W precipitator control technologies (such as the SQ-300®i controller, PRC-100® rapper controller and Precipitator ManagerTM software).

Who Should Attend?

  • Plant managers
  • Plant engineers
  • Electrical engineers
  • Performance engineers
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Electricians
  • Consultants
  • Purchasing personnel

Earn Continuing Education Units (CEU) 

Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) is offering each attendee the opportunity to earn CEUs through The University of Akron’s Workforce Training Solutions Program. A CEU is a unit of credit for participation in an accredited program designed for professionals with certificates or licenses to practice various professions. One contact/training hour equals 0.1 CEU.

This seminar is worth 1.6 CEU or 16 PDH.

Powerful Precipitators for Wood-fired Applications

 

Video Chapters:

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: ESP Seminar highlights

Chapter 3: What is the role of an ESP in a wood-fired application?

Chapter 4: What is the most significant improvement for precipitators you’ve seen in your career?

Chapter 5: What is one diagnostic check that you recommend on an operating ESP?

Speakers

Rob Hummell

Rob was honorably discharged from the United States Navy in 1990 after graduating from several technical schools with specialized training in electronics, nuclear prototype instructor, nuclear power, and submarines. He has 28 years of experience in the design, installation, operation, and troubleshooting of electrostatic precipitator control systems and has been awarded four U.S. patents in recognition of his commitment to advancing innovative ESP technology development.

Rob frequently presents at technical training sessions, leading discussions that encourage the sharing of knowledge and valuable, actionable ideas among participants.

John Knapik

Mr. Knapik has been serving as an Electrostatic Precipitator (ESP) Applications Engineer at B&W, for the last 30 years. He has 39 years of experience in that field. He has spoken once or multiple times on ESP topics at the Western Canada BLRBAC Conference; Eastern Canada BLRBAC Conference; MEGA Symposium; Energy, Utility, Environment Conference (EUEC); PRB Coal Users Group; Catalytic Cracker Conference; Western Regional Boiler Association; American Forest & Paper Association Conference; and at the International Conference on ESPs. In addition, he has spoken at the Reinhold ESP Users group seven times. He has authored many technical papers on electrostatic precipitators, two published in “Power Magazine.”

He has served as a consultant on precipitator performance and operations to the Electric Utility, Paper, Refining, Cement, and Mining industries. He is known as an expert in terms of “reading the ESP” through a close examination of the automatic voltage control readings. In addition, he is able to easily convey, in simple laymen’s language, “What is going on and why.” He has conducted hundreds of ESP training courses for all industries over the last 31 years.

Michael Brelsford

After retiring from the US Navy with 21 years of service as an Electronics Technician Chief Petty Officer (Surface Warfare), Michael expanded his career with various technician and instructor roles in: Satellite communications, Radars (AN/SPS-49(V) Air Search, AN/SPS-55 Surface Search), Navigation electronics, and SPAWAR robotics. He served two tours with his boots on the ground in Afghanistan (2008 and 2010). In addition, Michael has 15+ years of service with Babcock & Wilcox as an ESP Field Service Technical Advisor/Engineer. Between his military experience and years of working in the field, Michael always has insightful experiences to share.

Matt Williams

Matt was honorably discharged from the United States Navy in 2014 after graduating from several technical schools with specialized training in electrical, nuclear power, and submarines. In 2017, he graduated from the University of Massachusetts Lowell with a bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronics engineering. He understands that precipitator control and proper ESP operation is a vital part of plant functionality. He and B&W’s other customer support engineers work hand-in-hand with design teams and repair departments to deliver a tailor-made solution for each and every customer.

Agenda

Our agenda is still a work in progress. Exact times are subject to change.

 

DAY 1 - Monday, June 15, 2020

6:00-9:00 pm | Welcome Reception (Courtyard by Marriott Newport News Airport)



DAY 2 - Tuesday, June 16, 2020

7:00 am | Breakfast (Courtyard by Marriott Newport News Airport)

8:15 am | Welcome

8:45 am | Electrostatic Precipitator Terminology

10:15 am | Break

10:30 am | The Importance of Corona

11:45 am | Lunch

12:30 pm | Electrostatic Precipitator Basics

2:00 pm | Break

2:15 pm | Factors Affecting ESPs

3:45 pm | Break

4:00 pm | ESP Power Supplies

5:15 pm | Dinner 



DAY 3 - Wednesday, June 17, 2020

7:00 am | Breakfast (Courtyard by Marriott Newport News Airport)

8:30 am | Introduction to Automatic Voltage Control

9:00 am | SQ-300®i Training

9:30 am | Break

9:45 am | SQ-300®i Training (continued)

11:30 am | Lunch

12:30 pm | Introduction to Rapping

1:30 pm | Break

1:45 pm | PRC-100® Hardware

2:45 pm | Rapper Programming Basics

3:30 pm | Break

3:45 pm | SQ-300®i Lab

5:00 pm | Dinner



DAY 4 - Thursday, June 18, 2020

7:00 am | Breakfast (Courtyard by Marriott Newport News Airport)

8:30 am | SQ-300®i - Common ESP Problems

9:30 am | Break

9:45 am | Troubleshooting Utilizing Precipitator ManagerTM Software

11:15 am | Discussion / Seminar Wrap-up

Location

Training Location:

B&W’s Newport News, VA Office
11864 Canon Blvd.
Suite 105
Newport News, VA 23606

 

Hotel Accommodations:

Courtyard by Marriott Newport News Airport
530 St. Johns Rd., Newport News, VA 23602
1-866-230-5689

After registration submission, you will receive a confirmation email with additional hotel information. Hotel room cost is not included in the registration fee and is paid separately by the attendee.


Training Cancellation Policy:

Registrants may cancel by May 31 for a full refund. Cancellations received after this date will be charged 50% of the registration fee.

Pricing & Inclusions

EARLY BIRD

$995
ends June 1st

ADVANCED

$1,045
ends June 14th


ONSITE

$1,095

Registration includes:

  • Admission to all speaker presentations: technical information from industry experts designed to enhance job performance and overall facility efficiency

  • Transportation to/from hotel to the training location and offsite meals. (Participants are responsible for their own airfare, hotel accommodations, activities outside the event, etc.)

  • Meals during the seminar (Includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

  • A copy of the 42nd Edition of Steam/its generation and use

  • Personal seminar binder with printed copies of the presentations

FAQs

What can the ESP seminar offer me?
This seminar educates participants on the theory and operation of electrostatic precipitators (ESP).

Seminar participants will explore the factors that affect ESP performance, normal maintenance techniques and procedures. Also included are techniques to optimize the operation of B&W precipitator control technologies (such as the SQ-300®i controller, PRC-100® rapper controller and Precipitator ManagerTM software), and current trends in energization of precipitators.

Participants will learn methods to improve the performance of existing precipitators to meet regulatory compliance goals.
When is the ESP seminar
The Electrostatic Precipitator Conference will be held from Monday, June 15 - Thursday, June 18, 2020.
Can I receive continuing education units or professional development hours for attending this seminar?

Yes. B&W is offering each attendee the opportunity to earn CEUs through The University of Akron’s Workforce Training Solutions Program. A CEU is a unit of credit for participation in an accredited program designed for professionals with certificates or licenses to practice various professions. One contact/training hour equals 0.1 CEU.

For this ESP seminar, you can receive 1.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or 16 Professional Development Hours (PDH)

Where will the ESP seminar take place?

B&W's Newport News office:
11864 Canon Blvd.
Suite 105
Newport News, VA 23606

What is the registration fee for the ESP seminar?
  • Early bird price $995 USD (ends June 1, 2020) 

  • Advanced price $1,045 USD (ends June 14, 2020)

  • Onsite price $1,095 USD
What is included in my registration fee?
  • Technical information from industry experts designed to enhance job performance and the overall efficiency

  • Transportation to/from hotel to the training location and offsite meals. (Participants are responsible for their own airfare, hotel accommodations, activities outside the event, etc.)

  • Meals during the seminar (Includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

  • A copy of the 42nd Edition of Steam/its generation and use

  • Personal seminar binder with copies of all presentations
How do I register?

This event has been postponed. Please come back soon for more details.

How long is the seminar?
The seminar is June 15-18, 2020. Our agenda is still a work in progress.
Does the registration fee include air transportation and hotel accommodations?
No. Attendees are responsible for the costs of air transportation and hotel accommodations.
How should I dress?
Attendees generally wear business-casual attire (including jeans). We recommend comfortable and appropriate clothing and shoes. Dinners are casual attire.
What is the cancellation policy?
Registrants may cancel by May 31 for a full refund. Cancellations received after this date will be charged 50% of the registration fee.

This event has been postponed. Please stop back soon for more details.