Operational Optimisation preliminary programme 2023 - speakers, timings and titles subject to change
Time Information
17:45 - 18:15
Registration


18:15 - 19:00
Drinks reception and networking


19:00 - 20:30
Industry dinner


20:30 - 20:45
After dinner speech


Time Information
08:40 - 09:00
Registration and coffee


09:00 - 09:10
09:10 - 09:30
Session 1: NOX reduction and energy efficiency improvements – the Environment Agency’s ambitions for EfW and biomass plants
Ben Freeman (online), E&B Senior Advisor (Energy from Waste), Environment Agency
Paul James, BSc MSc, Technical Director, SLR Consulting Ltd; event chair


09:35 - 10:20
Session 2 - Improving asset performance by reducing boiler fouling and improving SO2 control
Johan Heiszwolf, Global Director Flue Gas Treatment Applications, Research and Development


Session 2A: Managing shutdowns


10:25 - 11:10
Session 3 - Understanding feedstock and improving combustion performance
Mike Hession, Managing Director, E-tech Learning


Session 3A - Reducing downtime through best practice boiler management and cleaning
Mike Anderson, Managing Director, KRR Prostream


11:10 - 11:30
Refreshments


11:35 - 12:20
Session 4A: Achieving NOX regulations (title tbc)


12:25 - 13:00
Session 5: CCS - what are the implications for your plant?


13:00 - 13:45
Lunch


13:45 - 14:20
Session 6: Practicalities of BREF - Babcock & Wilcox, speaker to be confirmed
Ingo Zorbach, Managing Director, B&W’s GMAB Technologies


An exploration of the challenges of achieving compliance with the upcoming BREF with a discussion on some of the solutions for doing so.
14:25 - 15:10
Session 7: Best practice in start-up, shut-down and OTNOC (title tbc)


Session 7A: managing an ageing plant


15:10 - 15:30
Refreshments (1)


15:30 - 16:15