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This webinar will feature the powerful benefits of having both Compendex and Inspec on the Engineering Village platform. Our presenter Bonnie Osif, will highlight some of the insightful ways researchers are selecting to search Compendex and Inspec databases together to help solve contemporary grand challenges and uncover new discoveries in engineering. Also joining is Tim Aiken, Inspec product manager, The IET, and Steve Petric, Engineering Village product director, Elsevier.
Giles Hankinson the CEO of Utility Aid, Michael Dent, MD Inprova Group and Emily Groves, the MD of last year’s most trusted TELCA winners Indigo Swan join ELN Editor Sumit Bose for a robust chat on broker fees and reputation. Don’t miss it!
With non-commodity costs making up the lion’s share of an energy bill, how can businesses manage growing network charges, fixed environmental levies and a Climate Change Levy set to double in the next three years?
Inenco’s Matt Osborne and David Oliver will guide you through how non-commodity costs are forecast to change and outline strategies to mitigate them, from changing the way we think about risk management to unlocking flexibility in your business.
Sumit Bose and Nick Boyle, CEO Lightsource Renewable Energy discuss the upswing of Private Wire PPAs and how large energy users can save money whilst getting secure and sustainable energy. Nick will touch on the benefits of these PPAs and how companies such as Thames Water have gone about using them.
Most telcos are in the process of migrating their customers to an all-IP environment. An approach enabling multiple services via a single connection, and thus creates a more efficient network and new services.
However a single connection failing creates problems of its own. In today’s world an hour off-line can cost a significant amount of money, even for a small business. In our webinar we want to evaluate the risk without dramatizing it and review potential scenarios to mitigate the threat.
Enabling you to have a meaningful, fact based discussion internally or with your customer.
A conversation with Lesley Rudd of the Sustainable Energy Association. What now for sustainability when energy prices are low and margins tight? Does it still make business sense? Hosted by ELN Editor Sumit Bose.
It is a concern that emissions from coal combustion may pollute the air. A lot of effort has been made to
regulate, control and prevent the pollutants emitted from coal-fired power plants. The coal industry is
facing increasingly stringent emission regulations, for the release of SO2, NOx, toxic volatile organic
compounds, heavy metals, and particulate matter (PM). PM can contain any or all of the aforementioned
chemical species or their compounds, plus water and biogenic organic species. PM2.5, as fine PM, can be
inhaled into human respiratory systems and travel deep into the lungs causing health problems. PM2.5 is
also considered to be a major cause of smog in cities and elsewhere. This webinar describes the
international and selected countries’ national air quality and PM emission standards for stationary
sources that are relevant to coal-fired power plants. Emission standards for SO2 and NOx are included
since they are precursors of secondary fine PM. International and national measurement standards are
summarised. Recent developments in PM emission control technologies are reviewed.
The Living Grid is a movement that aims to create a new approach to our energy system.
Pioneer organisations, including United Utilities, Sainsbury’s, Aggregate Industries and Tarmac, are working together, and calling for others to join them, to create an electricity network that takes inspiration from nature to deliver, store and use electricity in the most optimal way possible.
This will make our system more compatible with the abundant renewable sources of energy around us, helping us achieve a 1.5-degree world and making our energy system ready for the future.
Is your organisation a pioneer?
Can you help drive the Living Grid movement forwards?
Join this webinar to find out:
- What the Living Grid is
- How your organisation can get involved
- What the benefits are for you
Martin Hunt, Head of Networks and Partnerships, Forum for the Future
David Hill, Business Development Director, Open Energi
Water Competition comes to England and Wales in 2017. It is already happening in Scotland.
So learn from the experiences of The Energy Desk and find out what you need to watch out for. Zoe Chadwick, Associate Director will take you through what they have learnt and what you need to watch out.
This is perfect for you if you are end user or a broker/consultancy looking to help customers.
Join city commentator and financial investment expert David Miller and political expert Tony Lodge from the Centre for Policy Studies for a discussion on the impending Brexit vote and what might happen if we chose to leave. Chaired by ELN Editor Sumit Bose.
El tema a presentar será ‘Concentración de la cama de espuma y diseño de launders (canaletas)’, así como su influencia en el rendimiento de las celdas de flotación.
Frecuentemente, las compañías ignoran la importancia de una correcta concentración de la cama de espuma y el diseño de los launders; sin embargo, ambos aspectos adquieren un rol de crucial importancia para el correcto rendimiento metalúrgico de las celdas de flotación, y en consecuencia el de la planta en su totalidad. Las celdas de flotación de distintas funciones dentro de la planta requieren distintas configuraciones del cono de espuma y las canaletas de concentrado para su operación óptima. Outotec explorará las distintas opciones con los participantes y demostrará cómo identificar la mejor configuración para una planta. La duración de la presentación es de aproximadamente 45 minutos con 15 minutos para preguntas al final.
The pursuit of Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) benefits leads, too often, in a procurement and implementation process take too long, the software costs too much and the tools often under-deliver. Often, organizations fail to define business requirements for DCIM and evaluate options in a holistic and consistent framework. This webinar can help provide insight into why those outcomes occur and how to avoid.
The topic in focus will be ‘flotation cell froth crowding and launder design,’ and its’ influence on overall performance of a flotation cell. Companies often overlook the importance of crowding and launder design; however, both play a critical role in good metallurgical performance of an individual cell, and therefore the overall performance of the plant. Flotation cells with different duties and in different positions will require different cone and launder configurations; Outotec will explore these options with participants and demonstrate how to identify the correct arrangement in a plant. Duration of the presentation is approximately 45 minutes with 15 minutes Q&A at the end.
Established CO2 capture technologies such as absorption with amine solvents are associated with significant energetic and economic penalties, reducing power plant efficiency by around 10% points and increasing the cost of electricity production by up to 80%. Dedicated research programmes worldwide have pursued the development of a wide range of innovative, alternative technologies for CO2 capture, largely by addressing the fundamental gas separation step at the heart of post-combustion, pre-combustion or oxyfuel combustion processes. Novel solvents with lower energy requirements than conventional amines, using phase change systems, ionic liquids, enzyme-activation, or non-aqueous solvents, are promising approaches for post-combustion capture. Alternatively, techniques used in other commercial gas separations, including solid sorbents, membranes, and cryogenic separation, have also been developed for carbon capture through extensive materials research and process optimisation. Whilst challenging for post-combustion capture applications, these techniques may be of particular benefit to pre-combustion capture systems where much higher partial pressures of CO2 are available, and integration of the CO2 capture step and water gas shift reaction can be achieved using sorbents or membranes. In oxyfuel combustion, membranes are also an option for efficient oxygen production, but pressurised combustion systems have demonstrated the most potential for efficiency improvements, potentially in combination with novel power cycles which are better-suited to exploiting the altered combustion conditions. Finally, chemical looping combustion is a unique approach to carbon capture which can achieve dramatic energy savings through its inherent avoidance of any gas separation step, and is undergoing significant scale up. This webinar will review these developments in novel capture technologies and highlight the most promising strategies for achieving major cost reductions.
This webinar will give an overview of the analysis tools in Scopus. We will focus on the comprehensive suite of metrics embedded throughout Scopus and how it helps facilitate evaluation and provide a better view of your research interests.
The Internet of Things is becoming a reality, and as a result companies of all shapes and sizes are implementing digital transformation initiatives. This digital transformation begins with a modern data center, built on converged infrastructure, that provides a simple and cost-effective process to both deploy and run IT – supporting core business and next-generation applications.
El tema a presentar será ‘Cómo identificar mejorías en plantas de flotación’, el cual es un tema de énfasis que Outotec pone en práctica alrededor del mundo.
En algunos casos, los diseños de ingeniería y configuraciones de proceso originales pueden disminuir el rendimiento de los procesos en la actualidad; esto debido a cambios en el cuerpo del mineral y cambios a la estrategia operativa del proceso. Estos aspectos serán discutidos con la audiencia, a la vez que se expondrán las áreas clave para obtener mejorías. Para esto se examinará el rol de los componentes clave en los equipos de flotación y los participantes obtendrán una mayor comprensión sobre la influencia que cada uno de estos componentes tiene en el rendimiento en general. La duración de la presentación es de aproximadamente 45 minutos con 15 minutos para preguntas al final.
Why You Must Attend:
• Smart Grids are undergoing their own form of "Digital Transformation". Learn about the confluence of digital technologies and power industry practices for improved management
• Prioritize and optimize your smart grid business models to implement new solutions
• Distributed energy sources will account for the majority of new investment by 2023, creating an urgent requirement for smart grid solutions in the distribution network. Are you ready for the new requirements?
• Microgrids will be an integral part of the smart grid transformation. Discover the opportunities available due to this transformation.
• The global demand response market is forecast to be worth $12.8 billion by 2025. Learn how you can take advantage of the global demand market opportunities.
Often the mechanical and maintenance of a flotation operation is overlooked when focusing on plant metallurgical performance, causing loss of “easy recovery percentages”. For this reason, the topic in focus will be ‘flotation maintenance practices.’ Common mechanical issues together with spare and wear parts have a big impact on the efficiency of a flotation plant. These points will be discussed with the participants, as well as an overview of some of critical areas that directly affect the overall performance of the plant. Well-defined regular maintenance can limit downtime, increase availability, and lead to better overall performance of the individual components of the flotation cell. Duration of the presentation is approximately 45 minutes with 15 minutes Q&A at the end.
Countries are setting ever higher goals for producing power from clean, renewable energies and some are actively turning their backs on fossil fuels. However, many of these regions are discovering the real challenges of trying to produce baseload power for public consumption from renewable sources which are, at best, intermittent, and, at worse, unpredictable and unreliable. Until large scale energy storage is available and affordable, baseload power from coal, gas, and/or nuclear will remain necessary in many regions for several more years. Obviously this baseload power is required when renewable output is low (when the sun doesn't shine and the wind doesn't blow). However, it is also still required to make up the balance of power in a diverse energy mix. Under the new energy policy regimes in many regions, renewable sources have priority into the grid and sit in the guaranteed dispatch mix in the base region which coal used to occupy. Coal has now been nudged into the dispatchable area of the mix, being asked to ramp up or down or even to idle or run beyond normal capacity, sometimes at short notice, to produce the balance of power required to maintain grid output. And whilst coal plants can run relatively flexibly, this does not come without cost. Most older coal-fired units were designed to run at steady output. Asking these plants to cycle and ramp puts stresses on the plant which can result in added cost, less efficient production, increased wear and tear and, in some cases, damage causing enforced outages for repair and/or upgrade. This webinar, looks at the stresses placed on coal-fired plants as they are asked to help levelise and counterbalance the intermittency of renewable sources, concentrating on the risks and costs. Case studies and examples of issues being encountered in the USA, the UK and Germany are included.
Three years of Uptime Institute Survey Data illustrate the organizational shift in IT Infrastructure Efficiency Prioritization and Accountability. There are new faces at the IT table. And one of them is sustainability. Two years ago, a place at the table for sustainability would have been provocative, and perhaps evoked derision. In 2015, less than a tenth of enterprise IT stakeholders had confidence in corporate sustainability to affect IT efficiency and costs. One short year later, 2016 is a vastly different matter and the data suggests that the time of corporate sustainability in IT is here now: 70% of enterprise IT organizations actively participate in corporate sustainability efforts. Join us as we reveal additional insights from our Efficient IT research.
A menudo las prácticas apropiadas de mantenimiento mecánico de una planta de flotación son descuidadas debido a un fuerte enfoque en aspectos relacionados al rendimiento metalúrgico, conllevando a la pérdida de recuperación fácilmente accesible. Por esta razón, el tema a cubrir será el de ‘Prácticas de mantenimiento en flotación’.
Estos problemas comunes de mantenimiento en conjunto con el desgaste de las piezas de refacción determinan en gran medida la eficiencia de una planta de flotación. Estos puntos serán discutidos con los participantes, así como una revisión general de algunas áreas críticas que afectan directamente al rendimiento de la planta. Un mantenimiento regular y bien definido puede prevenir paros inesperados, incrementar la disponibilidad y promover un mayor rendimiento en general de los componentes de la celda de flotación. La duración de la presentación es de aproximadamente 45 minutos con 15 minutos para preguntas al final.
Conventional wisdom blames “human error” for the majority of data center outages: operator mistakes. The responsibility falls to the operator for failing to rescue a situation. But failure in most cases, can be attributed to poor management decisions (design compromises, budget cuts, staff reductions, vendor selection, a lack of appropriate procedures and resources) disconnected from the incident. What decisions led to a situation where front line operators were unprepared or untrained to respond to an incident and mishandled it?
In this session you will learn about:
•What causes data center outages
•Management and Operations Deficiencies
•A management framework to address behaviors and risks—independent of design
The topic in focus will be ‘flotation modernizations and upgrades,’ and their vital importance in improving plants and processes operating under the current pressure of the mineral processing industry. With over 100 years of development, advances in flotation technology and controls have been substantial. New technology can be used to replace or improve existing equipment, leading to greater levels of efficiency, usability, reliability, stability and flexibility. Changes in ore bodies mean that subsequent changes in equipment are also required – Outotec will explore these changes and latest developments with participants, introducing some simple tools that the audience can use to make preliminary assessments. Duration of the presentation is approximately 45 minutes with 15 minutes Q&A at the end.
El tema a tratar será el de ‘Modernizaciones y mejoras para plantas de flotación’, y la importancia que tienen las modernizaciones a plantas y equipos de flotación operando bajo las condiciones adversas de la industria de la minería en la actualidad.
Con más de 100 años de desarrollo, Outotec ha logrado avances substanciales en tecnologías de flotación y control. Las nuevas tecnologías pueden ser utilizadas para reemplazar o mejorar los equipos existentes, logrando así mayores niveles de eficiencia, usabilidad, confiabilidad, estabilidad y flexibilidad. Los cambios en los cuerpos de mineral finalmente resultan en la necesidad de implementar cambios en los equipos existentes. Outotec explorará estos cambios y los últimos desarrollos en tecnología con los participantes, presentando herramientas simples que los asistentes podrán usar para identificar preliminarmente mejoras y sus beneficios. La duración de la presentación es de aproximadamente 45 minutos con 15 minutos para preguntas al final.
The topic in focus will be ‘flotation control and operating philosophy,’ and Outotec will demonstrate the importance of having maximum control over a flotation plant. Some of the basic and advanced tools that have been developed will be introduced to participants, and how to build a successful control strategy will be discussed – highlighting the difference between the stabilization and optimization of a plant. Participants will be invited to discuss current issues in control and operating philosophy with the presenter. Duration of the presentation is approximately 45 minutes with 15 minutes Q&A at the end.
El tema a tratar será ‘Control y estrategia operativa del proceso de flotación’, en el cual Outotec demostrará la importancia de lograr el máximo control en una planta de flotación.
Algunas de las herramientas básicas y avanzadas que han sido desarrolladas por Outotec serán presentadas a los participantes, así como los pasos para implementar una estrategia de control exitosa – enfatizando la diferencia entre estabilización y optimización de un circuito de flotación. Se invitará a los participantes a discutir los problemas actuales relacionados al control y estrategia operativa con el instructor. La duración de la presentación es de aproximadamente 45 minutos con 15 minutos para preguntas al final.