Reducing GHG Impacts by Controlling Fugitive Emissions and Parasitic Frictional Losses
The term sustainable manufacturing is getting a lot of air-play these days. Sustainable means a lot of different things to different people, but in this context, we're referring to environmental sustainability of manufacturing and process plants. The demand to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to combat climate change is climbing. Is the demand an opportunity or administrative nightmare? When one thinks about environmental management, one's mind naturally drifts to compliance and the associated administrative headaches that go along with it. However, if you peel away the compliance layers, you'll discover a tremendous profit opportunity by reducing parasitic friction and fugitive emissions. In round figures, the industrial sector is responsible for about a quarter of all GHG emissions. The US Department of Energy (DOE) estimates that by implementing best practices employing existing technology, we could reduce those impacts by 20-25% - that's huge! In addition to reducing climate impacts, these improvement translate into improved bottom line performance and reduces wear and tear on the assets, which extends asset life and reduces the lifecycle cost of ownership. This presentation introduces the delegate to the many opportunities to reduce the organizations carbon footprint while improving profitability.
Drew Troyer, CRE is a Principal with T.A. Cook Consultants - Part of Accenture. Drew has more than 30 years of experience in the asset reliability management industry. He was a co-founder of Noria Corporation, where he served from 1998-2010. Drew is a global thought leader in the field of proactive and precision maintenance and was the creator of his popular workshops "Focus on FLAB (fasteners-lubrication-alignment-balance) with Proactive and Precision Maintenance" and "Plant Reliability in Dollars & $ense." Drew has authored more than 300 books, chapters, articles and technical papers, including co-authorship of the popular book Oil Analysis Basics. Drew is a Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE), an MBA and holds a Master's degree in Environmental Sustainability from Harvard University. He is very passionate about practical sustainable manufacturing.