ORNL to host training camp for manufacturers interested in reducing emissions
The October 16-19 Energy Bootcamp will provide hands-on training for energy and sustainability managers, analysts, plant engineers and facility supervisors with industrial plant oversight responsibilities.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) researchers have developed a training camp to help manufacturing industries reduce energy-related carbon dioxide emissions and improve cost savings.
As part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Better Plants Program, the October 16-19 “Energy Bootcamp” will provide hands-on training for energy and sustainability managers, analysts, plant engineers and facility supervisors with industrial plant oversight responsibilities.
“Petroleum, chemical, iron and steel, cement, and food and beverage manufacturers contribute more than 50 percent of CO2 emissions in the U.S. industrial sector and 15 percent of U.S. economywide total emissions,” ORNL’s Thomas Wenning said. “This bootcamp gives plant managers a better understanding of the resources available and approaches for decarbonizing these facilities.”
During the nearly weeklong program, ORNL will offer training on two free software tools for identifying and quantifying energy savings — MEASUR and VERIFI — and demonstrate diagnostic tools including infrared cameras, leak detectors and combustion analyzers. The overall program will cover energy management, process heating, steam, compressed air and other motor-driven systems, along with an introduction to alternative energy options.
The course will be offered at ORNL’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility in Hardin Valley and costs $215 per person. Priority will be given to organizations partnered with DOE through the Better Plants and/or the Better Climate Challenge programs. More information and a link to registration can be found at this link.