grates and manages maintenance information from field instruments, monitors
online conditions and records historical
data. Version 2. 20 includes several new
features, such as maintenance alarm/process
alert functions, custom user views, security
settings that prevent individuals not
responsible for the device from working
on it by mistake, a trend system that allows
display of device parameters in real time
and improved graphical user interface for
the device description menu. For more
information, visit www.yokogawa.com/us.
Cornell to Upgrade CHP Plant
Cornell University in Ithaca, N. Y., is
making plans for a $50 million upgrade to
its existing combined heat and power
plant, established in 1986, that will allow
it to achieve 75 percent efficiency and cut
greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent.
The university will be able to reduce the
amount of coal that it burns for steam
heat (currently 65,000 tons) by 30 to 50
percent. That, according to the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency, will be
the equivalent of removing the emissions
of at least 8,260 cars. The reductions are
in keeping with the goals of the international Kyoto Protocol.
The CHP system’s two natural gas
turbines will generate electricity to meet
about 80 percent of campus demand. The
system will also produce steam for space
heating and hot water in campus buildings. Cornell’s existing central plant will be
expanded with a 15,000-sq-ft addition to
accommodate the new system. The uni-
versity expects to begin applying for permits and designing the system during
2006 and seeking local approval in 2007.
The new system could be operational by
Cornell has also developed a lake
source cooling project that draws water
from Cayuga Lake to air condition about
40 percent of campus buildings.
Sweden Promotes Waste
and Biomass Energy
A world leader in bioenergy use,
Sweden will host two trade shows showcasing technical solutions for the growing
biomass and waste-to-energy markets:
“Elmia Waste & Recycling” and “World
Bioenergy,” both to be held May 30-
June 1, 2006, in Joenkoeping. The events
Two Great IDEA Workshops Together!
20th Annual Marketing Workshop and 18th Annual Distribution Workshop
Sept. 6-8, 2006
The Roosevelt Hotel and Consolidated Edison
New York, N.Y.
Hosted by Consolidated Edison Steam Business Unit
The Marketing Forum and the Distribution Forum will each hold a separate
workshop at the same location – New York City.
In marketing you will discuss strategy, messages, materials, methods and
the myriad opportunities to win the confidence of your key customers.
Connect with your colleagues. Exchange ideas. RECHARGE!
In distribution, discussions will focus on the challenges of building and
maintaining safe, reliable thermal piping networks. What works… what
doesn’t…what’s new? A tour of Con Edison’s facilities will take place on
A combined luncheon will bring the groups together to discuss customer
service and satisfaction.
Visit IDEA’s Web site www.districtenergy.org/calendar.htm for program
updates this summer or call (508) 366-9339.