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4th International Conference on SF6 and the Environment

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Marriott Rivercenter
San Antonio, Texas
November 28-30, 2006


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EPA’s SF6 Conference is held for the benefit of:

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Electric Power Systems

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Magnesium Industries

Dina Kruger and Jerome Blackman, EPA, with the Electric Power Systems Partner Awardees from Southern California Edison, Howard Gollay and Alex Salinas. Dina Kruger and Jerome Blackman, EPA, with the Electric Power Systems Partner Awardees from Southern California Edison, Howard Gollay and Alex Salinas.

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Scott Bartos and Dina Kruger of EPA with the Magnesium Partner Awardees, Yoshihiro Obayashi, TAC Manufacturing, and Toru Kato, Tokai Rika Company, Ltd. Scott Bartos and Dina Kruger of EPA with the Magnesium Partner Awardees, Yoshihiro Obayashi, TAC Manufacturing, and Toru Kato, Tokai Rika Company, Ltd.

See Magnesium SF6 Newsroom

Scott Bartos and Dina Kruger of EPA with the Magnesium Partner Awardee, Holger Brandt, Lunt Manufacturing. Scott Bartos and Dina Kruger of EPA with the Magnesium Partner Awardee, Holger Brandt, Lunt Manufacturing.


Photo Gallery
Attendee List (PDF) (22 pp, 123K)
Speaker Biographies (PDF) (22 pp, 123K)

Day 1, Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Plenary Session I

8:30am Welcome, Logistics and Introduction
Jerome Blackman and Scott Bartos, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

8:40am Keynote Address: Combating Global Climate Change Locally
Mayor Will Wynn, City of Austin, Texas

9:10am Climate Science Update
Andrew Dessler, Texas A&M University
Presentation (PDF) (46 pp, 1.3MB)

10:15am The Consequences of a Warming Arctic
Mike MacCracken, Climate Institute
Presentation (PDF) (62 pp, 12.1MB)


Plenary Session II

11:00am
SF6 Global Production
  • Global SF6 Production and Trends
    Katie Smythe, RAND Corporation
    Updated presentation pending
  • Survey of China’s SF6 Producers
    Cui Cheng, Energy Research Institute — China
    Presentation (PDF) (23 pp, 225K)
12:00pm
Conference Luncheon
EPA Recognition of International Leaders in SF6 Emission Reduction

Dina Kruger, Director, EPA’s Climate Change Division

Concurrent Sessions

1:30pm
Utility Breakout Session I: Partnership Update and Partner Presentations
  • SF6 Partnership and Equipment Study Update
    Jerome Blackman, EPA
    Presentation (PDF) (16 pp, 442K)
  • De-commissioning Equipment: “Recycling of Electrical Equipment Containing SF6
    Lorinda Alms, Exelon
    Chad Tameling, SET Environmental, Inc.

    Presentation (PDF) (14 pp, 641K)
  • Advances in Equipment Leak Repair
    Pat DiLillo, Consolidated Edison of New York
    Presentation (PDF) (25 pp, 1.6MB)
  • SF6 Reductions within California’s Climate Action Registry
    Dave Stein, Advanced Specialty Gases
    Presentation (PDF) (23 pp, 294K)
1:30pm
Magnesium Breakout Session I: Introduction to Alternative Melt Protection Technologies and Climate Protection Initiatives
Moderator: James Hillis, Magnesium Quality Consulting, Foxconn Technology Group

  • MTG Shield (Fluorinated Ketone, Novec™ 612)
    Ron Geib and Sherry Everett, Matheson Tri-Gas
    Presentation (PDF) (37 pp, 1MB)
  • Cooperative Study of Magnesium Melt Protection Technologies: Emissions Characterization and Occupational Exposure
    Holger Brandt, Lunt Manufacturing
    Scott Bartos, EPA

    Presentation (PDF) (17 pp, 275K)
  • Update on Public / Private Cooperation for Climate Protection: EPA’s Magnesium Industry Partnership
    Scott Bartos, EPA
    Presentation (PDF) (14 pp, 601K)
3:30pm
Utility Break Session II: New Developments in Leak Detection Technologies
3:30pm
Magnesium Break Session II: Industry Experiences with Melt Protection Alternatives to SF6
Moderator: Scott Bartos, EPA

  • The Impact of Carrier Gas Selection on SO2 and SF6 Melt Protection in a Simulated Magnesium Dosing Furnace
    James Hillis, Magnesium Quality Consulting, Foxconn Technology Group
    Presentation (PDF) (40 pp, 3.7MB)
  • Magnesium Melt Protection with Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) at Meridian Operations
    Chuck Woodburn, Meridian Global Technology Centre
    Presentation (PDF) (26 pp, 637K)
  • Discussion of Emission Reduction Credits Associated with 3M’s Novec™ 612 Magnesium Protection Fluid
    Dean Milbrath, 3M

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Day 2, Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Plenary Session III

  Moderator: Chandra Shekhar Sinha, The World Bank

8:30am Greeting and Site Tour Information
Alfonso Lujan, San Antonio City Public Service

8:45am
International Climate Protection Policies and SF6 Panel Discussion
Climate Protection and Economic Opportunities
  • Global Emissions of SF6 and the Costs of Reducing Them: U.S. EPA’s 2006 Global Emissions and Global Mitigation Reports
    Debbie Ottinger Schaefer, EPA
    Presentation (PDF) (32 pp, 231K)
  • Flexibility Mechanisms and International Project Development
    Karan Capoor, The World Bank
    Presentation (PDF) (25 pp, 170K)
  • U.S. Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and GHG Emission Trading Opportunities
    Christopher Sherry, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
    Presentation (PDF) (15 pp, 418K)

Concurrent Sessions

1:45pm
Utility Breakout Session III: SF6 Reductions: Global Opportunities and Challenges
Moderator: Leeya Mehta, World Bank

  • SF6 Reduction Opportunities in Africa
    Bayo Adeniyi, Power Holding Company of Nigeria
    Presentation (PDF) (14 pp, 255K)
  • Verifying SF6 Reductions Market Mechanisms
    Seth Baruch, QualityTons
    Presentation (PDF) (21 pp, 261K)
  • Obtaining Low SF6 Emissions in Germany
    Peter Glaubitz and Friedrich Plöger, Siemens
    Presentation (PDF) (30 pp, 2MB)
  • SF6 Emissions and Leak Repair of GIS in Japan
    Takeshi Yamamoto, FEPC
    Kyoichi Uehara, JEMA

    Presentation (PDF) (31 pp, 485K)
1:45pm
Magnesium Breakout Session III: Global Industry Emission Reduction Efforts and Experiences
Moderator: Eric Treiber, Chicago White Metal Casting

  • China’s Magnesium Melt Protection Practices and Trends
    Roger Desaulniers, Polycontrols Technologies and Rob Bailey, Quay Magnesium
    Presentation (PDF) (16 pp, 124K)
  • SF6 Reduction, Alternatives, and Process Improvement Activity in the Japan Magnesium Industry
    Tsutomu Ito (speaker), Technical Adviser for Japan Magnesium Association (JMA), Hisashi Ohara, JMA
    Presentation (PDF) (24 pp, 2.8MB)
  • Magnesium Melt Protection Alternatives, Conversion Case Studies
    Sylvain Desaulniers, Polycontrols Technologies
    Presentation (PDF) (23 pp, 225K)
3:45pm
Utility Breakout Session IV: Electric Power Systems: Estimating Emissions, Equipment Repair and Maintenance Issues
  • IPCC Guidance on Estimating SF6 Emissions for GHG National Inventories
    Debbie Ottinger Schaefer, EPA
    Presentation (PDF) (19 pp, 83K)
  • Limiting SF6 Emissions over Switchgear Life Cycle
    Georges Montillet and Jean-Luc Bessede, AREVA T&D
    Presentation (PDF) (37 pp, 946K)
    Paper (PDF) (16 pp, 1.4MB)
  • Improving SF6 Management in Australia
    Andrew Pankowski, Australia’s Department of the Environment and Heritage
    Presentation (PDF) (21 pp, 167K)
  • SF6 By-products: Safety, Cleaning and Disposal Concerns
    Mollie Averyt, ICF Consulting
    Presentation (PDF) (19 pp, 194K)
3:45pm
Magnesium Breakout Session IV: SF6 Emission Reduction Project Development Workshop — Panelists and Facilitated Discussion
Moderator: Scott Bartos, EPA

  • Project Financing
    Karan Capoor, World Bank Carbon Finance Unit
    Presentation (PDF) (28 pp, 482K)
  • Project Planning and Implementation Support
    Arnaud Viel, EcoSecurities
    Presentation (PDF) (14 pp, 383K)

Day 3, Thursday, November 30, 2006

8:00am - 2:00pm San Antonio City Public Service (SACPS) Tour of Switchyard


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