Upon request, Coal Handling & Storage provides a Certificate of Attendance to all technical session participants.
This may be submitted to your sanctioning organization for Professional Development Hours (PDH) or Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credit.


Monday, October 5, 2015:  Pre-Conference Workshops

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
FOUNDATIONS™ Operations & Maintenance Workshop
Presented by Jerad Heitzler, Martin Engineering
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Coal Preparation 101
Presented by Rick Honacker, University of Kentucky
Coal Handling System Fire Response & Incident Lessons Learned
Presented by Justin Clift, Hazard Control Technologies

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Keynote:  America’s Coal Industry: The Road Forward
Betsy Monseu, CEO, American Coal Council
Warren Wood, Vice President External Affairs and Communications, Ameren Corporation
Jacob Williams, Vice President Global Energy Analytics, Peabody Energy
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Coal Handling & Storage Track: Conveyor Systems
Moderator:  Mike Schimmelpfennig, Ameren
Conveyor Improvements That Affect the Belt Line and the Bottom Line
Presented by Greg Bierie, Martin Engineering
CEMA's Belt Cleaning Standards: How to Apply Them
Presented by George Houston, Richwood
To the Point Without a Pinch: The Right Way to Guard
Presented by Chris Allen, Belt Conveyor Guarding
The Coal Handling System at Midwest Energy Resources Company's Superior Terminal: A Tour of Requirements and Improvements
Marshall Elder, Director of Terminal Operations, Midwest Energy Resources Company (MERC)
Greg Bierie, Sales Coordinator, Martin Engineering
Fuel Quality Track:  Online Fuel Analysis
Latest with PGNAA Technology
Presented by Douglas Tshudy, Thermo
The Power of Magnets and Lasers in Coal Handling
Presented by Shane Lee, TerraNova
On-line Fuel Monitoring in Coal Yards
Presented by David Swindell, Energy Technologies, Inc.
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Coal Handling & Storage Track: Coal Shipment and Delivery
Moderator:  David Gambrel, President, Logisticon, Inc.
Panelists:  Mike Toohey, President and CEO, Waterways Council, Inc.
                          Marty Hettel, Senior Manager Waterway Regulatory Programs, AEP River Operations
                          Daniel R. Elliott III, Chairman of the Surface Transportation Board
Fuel Quality Track:  Fuel Quality Impact on Handling & Storage
Mechanical Sampling of High Moisture or Sticky Coals
Presented by Mike Evans, SGS
Key Coal Quality Parameters and Their Impact on Handling and Combustion
Presented by Kent Schultz, Fuel Tech
Using Analyzers for Blend & Boiler Control
Presented by Mel Laurila, QCI
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Coal Handling & Storage Track: Safety and Environmental
Moderator:  Justin Clift, Hazard Control Technologies
Dust, Water and Coal, The Good News and the Bad News
Presented by Daniel Marshall, Martin Engineering

Coal Dust Suppression Programs with SCI (Spontaneous Combustion Inhibition), Chemistries
Presented by Christopher Raymond and Harry Heydorn, Min Tech
Your Plant Electrical Infrastructure's Potential Vulnerabilities
Presented by Jay Ellington, Electrical Department Head, CDG Engineers
The EPA's Clean Power Plan - An Engineer's Perspective
Presented by Mike Schimmelpfennig, Ameren
Fuel Quality Track:  Low Cost Fuel Enhancement
Economics of Coal Upgrading
Presented by Jerry Luttrel, Virginia Polytecnic Institute
Status of FGX Dry Coal Cleaning Process in the United States
Presented by B.K. Parekh, Senior Engineer, FGX SepTech, LLC
Dual X-Ray Transmission Sorting as a Low Cost Coal Upgrading Option
Presented by Rick Honaker, University of Kentucky

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
General Session:  The Challenges of Operating Aging Infrastructure
Moderator: John Fillion, CDG Engineers
Innovative Design & Construction Methods for Replacing Aging Infrastructure: Ameren's Rush Island Energy Center Surge Bin Replacement
Presented by Mark Rieske, CDG Engineers and Jeff Willey, Ameren
Refurbishment Considerations for Aging BMH Equipment
Presented by Ryan T. Seiler, PE and Frank A. Mavrich, Metso Minerals Industries, Inc.
Deteriorating Coal Infrastructure
Presented by James S. Newcomer, P.E., Project Manager, CDG Engineers
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Coal Handling & Storage Track: Stockpile Management
Moderator:  Greg Bierie, Martin Engineering
Coal Yard Optimization: Excellent Return on Investment
Presented by John Sampish, P.E., CCC Group, Inc.
EPA Compliance Using Wind Barrier Type Dust Control for Open Storage Piles
Presented by David Gilroy, Dust Solutions, Inc.
Atomized Mist Dust Suppression in Coal Handling Applications
Presented by Derek Schussele, Dust Control Technology
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Coal Ash Management
Moderator:  Cory Hansen, Burns & McDonnell
CCR & ELG Compliance Strategies for Utilities  - Managing Risk
Presented by Michael Roush and Patricia Scroggin, Burns & McDonnell
Bottom Ash Dewattering Investigation at Ameren
Presented by Ivan Engeman, P.E., Black & Veatch and Tom Heiken, Ameren
Coal-Fired Power Plant Bottom Ash Wet-To-Dry Conversion Case Study
Presented by Jerry Long, United Conveyor Corporation



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