Stanley Consultant was honored to be a sponsor for the International District Energy Association's (IDEA) 26th Annual Campus Energy Conference. Two of our members will gave presentations on some of district energy's hottest topics.
Argonne National Laboratories' Plans to Add CHP to Existing Steam System
Bill Liegois, Vice President, Senior Project Manager, Stanley Consultants
Argonne National Laboratories (ANL) is planning the installation of a CHP system to provide electrical power and steam to the research campus in Lemont, Illinois. The new facility will supplement the current aging steam only production facility. The new system will improve overall efficiency and provide financial savings along with the on-site production of electricity. The details of the proposed system configuration will be presented along with the contracting strategy employed by ANL to finance the installation.
About the Presenter: Mr. Liegois is a senior project manager and chief chemical engineer at Stanley Consultants. His professional experience encompasses design and studies of control systems from initial concept and economic analysis through technical development, final design, and construction. His work experience has spanned nearly 15 years and includes control systems projects for the control of coal-/wood-/gas-fired central heating plants, cogeneration facilities, wastewater treatment plants and various processes.
Liegois' expertise also includes analysis of air pollution control equipment. He has been closely involved in all phases of permitting procedures and has dealt directly with local, state, and federal agencies to obtain permits and provide yearly updates. He has also witnessed stack testing for validation of system calibration and operation.
Fuel Flexibility with Biomass for Coal Boilers at University of Iowa
Andy Ungerman, Mechanical Engineer, Stanley Consultants, with Benjamin Anderson, University of Iowa
As part the University's goal to achieve 40% renewable energy by 2020, and increase fuel flexibility of the existing stoker boiler to burn PRB coal and a variety of biomass, the existing "dense phase" pneumatic coal handling system was replaced with a modern material handling system. The project overcame many engineering and architectural challenges associated with the 90 year old boiler building, located adjacent to the Iowa River and campus, and OSHA and NFPA requirements.
About the Co-Presenter: Mr. Ungerman is a mechanical engineer at Stanley Consultants and is responsible for detailed mechanical and process system design and optimization including equipment sizing, layout, and specifications; and review of contractor submittals. His system design experience includes circulating water, steam systems, boiler feedwater, cooling towers, steam boilers, gas turbine generators, lube oil transfer and storage, natural gas, compressed air systems, demineralized water, bioreactor design, gasification, and syngas.
Ungerman's field experience includes start-up management, commissioning assistance, and performance testing of a 294 MW (gross output) coal-fired circulating fluidized bed power plant.