Short Courses – Below is the roster of the Short Courses offered at the successfully concluded conference.

A highlight of the Clearwater Clean Energy Conference is the Short Courses.  We’ve enlisted the leading experts on topics of the greatest interest, and topics that are coming to the forefront.  We think of these courses as Master Classes, in that our speakers have impeccable credentials and are well-known throughout the industry. These innovative Courses provide insight to those responsible for making decisions and evaluating technologies on the horizon and currently available.  Offering our attendees the state-of-the-art in energy technologies, has enabled the Clearwater Clean Energy Conference to be the premier conference in this arena.

Sunday, July 31st

9:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. 

Four Short Courses – Bay Room

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

  • Combustion Tuning: Why and How – Just like your automobile a steam generator needs to be kept in tune to provide the best performance and the lowest emissions. We will discuss the whys and hows of boiler tuning.
  • J.J. Letcavits, AEP, and Alan Paschedag, Covanta, USA

11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

  • Introduction to Natural Gas Processing,
  • Dr. Evan Granite, Fossil Energy & Carbon Management, U.S. Dept. of Energy, USA

1:30 p.m.  – 3:30 p.m. 

  • H2/NH3 Combustion,
  • Clint Bedick and Don Ferguson,
  • National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy, USA

3:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

  • How to Develop Accurate and Reliable Simulations of Chemical Processes – Focus on Energy Technology
  • Paul Mathias, Senior Fellow and Technical Director Process Engineering, FLUOR

Modern process simulators provide powerful capability for detailed design, analysis and troubleshooting of chemical processes, however they only provide the framework. The knowledge and skill of chemical engineers is required to develop simulations that solve real-world problems – and so in a timely manner. This short course will demonstrate how successful simulations can be developed through selected examples. The examples include: (1) the importance of accurate and reliable thermodynamic properties; (2) the need to include rate-based modeling; and (3) the requirement for relevant and accurate data.  I will include an example of reaction-kinetic models to specifically address the concerns raised by attendees.