The 2009 New Chem Show Educational Series Is Now Complete
Addressing the critical challenges facing CPI professionals will be the focus of the educational programming during the two-day Engineering Series at The 2009 CHEM SHOW. These four valuable tracks will offer sessions on Solids Processing, Automation & Control, Cost-Effective Conservation and Career:
1. Solids Processing
a. Blending and Segregation and Their Effects on Product Quality: This key topic will highlight the mechanisms of blending and segregation and how they can be used to analyze particle segregation problems and determine ways to eliminate such problems. (Wednesday, November 18, 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon)
b. Selection of Screws, Belts, and Rotary Valve Feeders for Reliable Flow and Rate Control: This topic is important to the CPI because methods are available to minimize, if not eliminate, process irregularities caused by improper design of volumetric and gravimetric bulk solids feeders. (Wednesday, November 18, 1:00-3:00 PM)
c. Preventing Bulk Solids Caking and Particle Attrition: Powder caking, whether raw material in bags or drums, or during storage of in-process material, is a major cause of problems. This session will discuss a novel approach that utilizes both micro and macro properties of powders to identify the causes of caking and develop solutions. (Thursday, November 19, 9:00-11:00 AM)
2. Automation & Control
Wireless and Asset Management - Small Investments, Quick Returns: This track will help attendees identify the low-hanging fruit in their plants that are ripe for improvement. The focus will be on integrated solutions, such as wireless and asset management, that quickly lower total operational and lifecycle costs without the requirement for huge, upfront investments. (Wednesday, November 18, 9:00-11:30 AM)
How to Find and Secure the Best Job: Whether you are one of the many chemical engineers who have been downsized in the recent economic crisis or you find yourself in the job market for other reasons, this course is designed to help you position yourself for the best possible job opportunities and includes the do's and don'ts in today's job market. (Wednesday, November 18, 2:00-5:00 PM)
4. Cost-Effective Conservation
a. Biomass Energy - Practical and Cost-effective Applications in the CPI: For the chemical process industries, biomass and alternate fuels offer cleaner, renewable ways to produce energy, greatly reduce operating costs, and are considered carbon neutral. Wood-based and agricultural biomass fuels are becoming a common source of energy for CPI Plants. (Thursday, November 19, 8:45-9:45 AM)
b. Water Treatment and Reuse: As world water needs are growing, a very important consideration is water reuse. Regardless of the water source — rainwater, stormwater, municipal sewage or manufacturing/processing wastewater — technologies are available to collect, treat and reuse this water for virtually any application, including potable uses. This workshop will investigate these sources of water, address the quality characteristics of each, and detail the treatment technologies appropriate for the range of treated water uses. (Thursday, November 19, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM)
"This year's expanded conference program includes everything from the 'broad-in-scope' to industry specific topics that are timely and important to CPI professionals, " said Clay Stevens, president of International Exposition Company (IEC), which produces The NEW CHEM SHOW. "The technical content and topics keep CPI professionals on the cutting edge of industry developments and focused on the critical challenges."
CPI professionals interested in staying at the leading edge of the latest technology trends will join more than 7,000 CPI professionals from around the world expected to attend the Show. The Show will feature new and innovative products ranging from the latest advancements in nanotechnology to basic plant maintenance products while CPI designers, engineers and facilities professionals will be provided with solutions for their production and project challenges. With a focus on sustainability and 'green' processing issues that are impacting CPI professionals, the Show will cover these core topics:
* Optimizing Process Efficiency
* Process Control & Automation Solutions
* Efficient Powder Processing
* Water/Wastewater Management
* Emerging Technologies
Other educational opportunities offered during the Show include the return of the Nanotech and Nano-Bio Symposium and Workshop. Dr. Thomas Abraham, President of Innovative Research and Products (iRAP) Inc. and Chairman of the 2009 Chem Show Nanotech Symposium, will provide CPI professionals with cutting edge research in colloids and surfaces, nanoparticles, nano and green technologies and commercialization from some of the worlds leading colloid and nano scientists, technologists and business leaders.
Debuting this year is the 'Pumping Systems Optimization: Opportunities to Improve Life Cycle Performance' course presented by the Hydraulic Institute and Pump Systems Matter. The course will provide attendees with the information needed to conduct basic assessments of their pumping systems such as: How to estimate the annual energy cost of a pumping system, how to match a system curve/pump curve and determine if the right pump is being used and how to improve a pumping system, and the life cycle costs of each improvement.
The Valve Manufacturers Association will also introduce, for the first time, educational sessions on the use of valves and actuators in the chemical processing industry. The free sessions are designed for both newcomers to the process industries as well as experienced engineers who need a refresher course in valves and actuators.
Also for the first-time ever, the Show will feature AIChE Day. This is a one-day Conference developed by AIChE, the world's largest association for Chemical Engineers. It will offer a series of condensed short courses that will provide innovative insights and solutions for projects based on chemical engineering principles. Leading industry experts will address a variety of timely issues ranging from such topics as Micro and Ultra-Filtration Membranes for Pharmaceutical and Food Applications, to such industry-wide issues as Implementing Sustainability Practices Into The Chemical Processing Industry
These new sessions will complement a comprehensive offering of educational programming offered during all three days of the 53rd edition of the industry-leading North American processing event at The NEW CHEM SHOW in New York City's Jacob Javits Convention Center from November 17-19, 2009.
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