Thermal Distribution Workshop

Monday, February 25

10:00am - 7:00pm

Conference Registration - 1st Floor Registration Counter

1:00pm - 1:15pm

Welcome and Introduction - Pat Davin, Veolia; James Rosner, University of Denver; Ed Conway, ConEdison

Session 1A: Design & Replacement Solutions for Steam Distribution

Churchill A
Moderator: Ed Conway, ConEdison

Session 1B: Design & Replacement Solutions for Hot + Chilled Water Distribution

Churchill B
Moderator: James Rosner, University of Denver
1:20pm - 1:40pm

What are the Opportunities & Challenges and Head Winds? - Pat Davin, Veolia

What are the Opportunities & Challenges and Head Winds? - James Rosner, University of Denver

1:40pm - 1:55pm

100% Steam Close Loop Design - Patrick Lach, Maxi-Therm; Andrew Kozak, BR+A

Breaking the Limits - Faster Installations of District Energy Hot Water Piping Under Difficult Conditions - Hans-Jörg Felbick, Brugg Rohrsystem AG

1:55pm - 2:10pm

Emergency Condensate Line Replacement; Unique Solutions Under Difficult Conditions - Tom Morgan & Brent Amelon, Shive-Hattery

Migrating from Unitary Chilled Water to Centralized Distribution at the University of Georgia - Vance Nall, RMF Engineering, Inc

2:10pm - 2:30pm

2:30pm - 3:00pm

Energizing Distribution Lines Safely - Paul Razo

Round Table Discussion - Pat Davin, Veolia

Round Table Discussion - James Rosner, University of Denver

3:00pm - 3:30pm

Refreshment Break - Churchill D

3:30pm - 5:00pm

End of Day Open Topics Discussion - Pat Davin, Veolia

End of Day Open Topics Discussion - James Rosner, University of Denver

5:00pm - 6:30pm

Cocktail Reception - Churchill D

Tuesday, February 26

7:00am - 7:00pm

Conference Registration - 1st Floor Registration Counter

7:00am - 8:00am

Breakfast - Churchill D

Session 2: Vaults & Valves

Churchill A
Moderator: Pat Davin, Veolia
8:00am - 8:30am

Opening Discussion - Pat Davin, Veolia

8:30am - 8:45am

Eliminating Vaults from Direct Bury Distribution Systems - Gerry Gubash, Ever-Green Energy

8:45am-9:00am

Distribution Vaults Rehabilitaion - Slava Prash, Clearway Energy

9:00am-9:15am

Ball Valves for Steam and Hot Water Applications - Rolan Silberbauer, Klinger Fluid Control

9:15am-10:00am

Roundtable Discussion - Pat Davin, Veolia

10:00am-10:30am

Refreshment Break - Churchill D

Session 3: Assesing, Documenting & Diagnostics

Churchill A
Moderator: James Rosner, University of Denver

10:30am-10:45am

How Are You Dealing with Your Distribution System Assets? Inventory, Condition Assessment, Operational Diagnostics - James Rosner, University of Denver

10:45am-11:00am

Ready for What If - We Own What? How the University of Florida Documented 75 Years of Underground Assets Using GIS - Vince Basilio, RMF Engineering; Jennifer Meisenhelder, University of Florida

11:00am-11:15pm

Cornell Drone Infrared Drone Flyover for Leak Detection - Frank Perry, Cornell University; Patrick Walsh, EagleHawk One, Inc.

11:15pm - 12:00pm

Roundtable Discussion - Pat Davin, Veolia; James Rosner, University of Denver

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Workshop Luncheon - Churchill D

Session 4: Improving Distribution System Efficiency

Churchill A
Moderator: Pat Davin, Veolia & James Rosner, University of Denver
1:00pm-1:15pm

Improving Distribution System Efficiency - Pat Davin, Veolia; James Rosner, University of Denver

1:15pm-1:30pm

What You Need to Know About Thin Insulation - Kim Melton & Michaela Roy, Johns Manville

1:30pm-1:45pm

UMN Distribution Piping Assessment Utilizing Advanced Guided Wave Technology - Joseph Maciejczyk, Structural Integrity Associates; Dave Christiansen, University of Minnesota

1:45pm-2:15pm

Role of Training for Safety and Succession Planning - Ed Conway, ConEdison

2:15pm-3:00pm

Roundtable Discussion - Pat Davin, Veolia; James Rosner, University of Denver

3:00pm-3:30pm

Refreshment Break - Churchill D

Session 5: Looking Ahead

Churchill A
Moderators: Pat Davin, Veolia & James Rosner, University of Denver

3:30pm-4:00pm

Future Workshop Topics - Pat Davin, Veolia; James Rosner, University of Denver

4:00pm-5:00pm

Campus Forum Meeting - Jackson

5:00pm - 6:30pm

Opening Reception for All Conference + Workshop Attendees with Business Partner Exhibitors - Grand Salon A-C

Technical Tours

Technical Tours will visit local district energy facilities on Friday, March 1. All Technical Tours include a Pre-Tour Briefing where you can enjoy breakfast while tour hosts share brief overview presentations of the systems you will visit on the tour.

Due to space limitations, tour registrations are limited and must be completed in advance of the conference. A waitlist will become available as tours reach capacity.

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