Electrostatic Precipitator Controls & Maintenance Seminar
December 2-5, 2019 
Newport News, Virginia
Electrostatic Precipitator Controls & Maintenance Seminar
December 2-5, 2019 
Newport News, Virginia

 

Register for the ESP Training Seminar

 About the Seminar

December 2-5, 2019 | CEU: 1.6 (PDH: 16)

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 ManagerTMsoftware).


Dates:

  • Networking / Meet & Greet: 
    Monday, December 2, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Technical Sessions:
    Tuesday, December 3, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Wednesday, December 4, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Thursday, December 5, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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 27 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 29 years. He has 38 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 30 years.

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.

Tim Lawrence

Tim has over 29 years of experience with electrostatic precipitators, 3 patents related directly to ESPs, and has successfully installed equipment on every continent except Antarctica. Tim has been working the embedding system, also known as the heart of the system, since 1990. Babcock & Wilcox is considered the leader in quality with a quick response time on remote diagnostics support and is known for allowing customers to work from the concept to the manufacturing of their projects. Tim, like others at B&W, takes customer feedback seriously and incorporates it into the next generation of control systems.

Agenda

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

 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2019 

6:00-9:00 pm | Welcome Reception



TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2019

7:00 am | Breakfast

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 



WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2019

7:00 am | Breakfast

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



THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2019

7:00 am | Breakfast

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:

The Holiday Inn Express
943 J. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Newport News, VA 23601

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.

  • Complimentary hotel shuttle to/from the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport
  • Hotel block rate ends November 22
  • Hotel block rate is $89 per night plus taxes



Cancellation Policy:

Applicants may cancel up to ten working days prior to the first day of the seminar for a full refund. Cancellations received within ten days will be charged 50% of the registration fee.

Pricing & Inclusions

EARLY BIRD

$995

ENDS 10/31

ADVANCED

$1,045

11/1 - 12/1



ONSITE

$1,095

12/2 - 12/4

 

 

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 Tuesday, December 3 - Thursday, December 5, 2019, with a pre-conference networking event held on Monday, December 2, 2019.
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 1.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or 18 Professional Development Hours (PDH)

Where will the ESP seminar take place?

B&W's Newport News, VA office

What is the registration fee for the ESP seminar?
  • Early bird price $995 USD (through October 31, 2019)

  • Advanced price $1,095 USD (November 1, 2019 - December 1, 2019)

  • Onsite price $1,195 USD (December 2-4, 2019)
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?

Click here to register.

How long is the seminar?
Our agenda is still a work in progress. Exact times are subject to change. Currently, sessions will be held on December 3-4, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, and December 5, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. The Welcome Reception is tentatively scheduled for Monday, December 2, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.
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.
What is the cancellation policy?
Applicants may cancel up to ten working days prior to the first day of the seminar for a full refund. Cancellations received within ten days will be charged 50% of the registration fee.

Register for the ESP Training Seminar