Energy Efficiency Webinar Discusses Latest Trends Features Former EPA Refinery Energy Star Program Advisor

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Chemical Processing today announced that it will be hosting a free Webinar on April 22, 2010, at 2 p.m. ET to discuss energy effiency trends and their impact on chemical processing facilities.

Not only is the chemicals industry keenly aware of the need to adhere to government regulations, it is also very interested in what saving energy means to the cost of production.

Chemical Processing today announced that it will be hosting a free Webinar on April 22, 2010, at 2 p.m. ET to discuss energy effiency trends and their impact on chemical processing facilities. Government mandates on energy efficiency and their impact for chemicals and refineries, and energy consumption monitoring also to be discussed.

With electrical and thermal energy representing substantial operational costs, being able to identify areas to boost energy efficiency can result in bottom line savings for chemical and refining plants. "Energy efficiency is a hot topic," states Traci Purdum, Senior Editor at ChemicalProcessing.com and the Webinar’s moderator. "Not only is the chemicals industry keenly aware of the need to adhere to government regulations, it is also very interested in what saving energy means to the cost of production – especially as we continue to recover from the recent economic recession."

The Webinar features Gary Faagau, Senior Consultant, ICubed Energy Consulting Inc. A former corporate energy and best practice director for two Fortune 500 refining companies, Faagau currently serves on the project team for the ASME Energy Assessment for Process Heater Systems committee. He has previously served on the advisory boards for Chemical & Refinery Advisory Committee for Texas Industries, Planning Group for DOE Superior Energy Program, Organization Committee for Texas Energy Showcase, Industry Advisory Board for EPA Refinery Energy Star Program, and Advisory Board for Louisiana Industries of the Future Team. Faagau also writes a monthly energy column for Chemical Processing magazine.

In addition to Faagau, Kerry Phillips, Smart Services Group Manager, Armstrong International; and John Murphy, Director of Solution Marketing at Infor will present during the Webinar and be available during the Q&A session after the presentations.

This is the second Webinar in the recently developed CP Panel Discussion Series. Produced and offered free of charge by Chemical Processing, the CP Panel Discussion Series brings together industry experts on a variety of topics of significant importance to chemical processors worldwide. Upcoming topics to be covered include: Dry Materials; and Dust Control/Emissions. To learn more about the CP Panel Discussion Series, go to http://www.chemicalprocessing.com/cpseries

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