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1st International Conference on SF6 and the Environment

November 2-3, 2000, Wyndham Emerald Plaza Hotel, San Diego, CA

The agenda and presentations are provided below.

Thursday, November 2, 2000

Time Agenda Item
8:00 am

Introduction and Welcome

  • Gregory Picker, Policy Officer, Australian Greenhouse Office
8:20 am

SF6 and the Environment: Understanding, Measuring, and Managing

11:20 am

US EPA’s Voluntary SF6 Emission Reduction Partnerships and a Perspective On Global Sales of SF6

1:15 pm

International Perspectives On SF6 Emission Reduction

  • Australia, Gregory Picker, Policy Officer, Australian Greenhouse Office
  • Germany, Katja Schwaab, Product Manager, Halogenated Substances, Federal Environmental Agency
  • Japan, Shigeru Maruyama, Manager, Department of Engineering,The Federation of Electric Power Companies in Japan Masanari Meguro, Assistant Senior Manager, Toshiba Corporation
  • Denmark, Frank Jensen, Biologist, Miljostyrelsen (Danish EPA)
  • Canada, John Ayres, Senior Program Engineer, Minerals & Metals Division, Environment Canada
4:00 pm

Utility Breakout Session I: Effectively Managing SF6: Leak Detection And Reduction

Magnesium Breakout Session I: Alternative Melt Protection Gases

6:00 pm

Poster Sessions

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Friday, November 3, 2000

Time Agenda Item
8:00 am

Utility Breakout Session II: Recycling SF6

Magnesium Breakout Session II: SF6 Management and Process Optimizations

10:30 am

Utility Breakout Session III: Gas Mixtures And Alternatives To Pure SF6

Magnesium Breakout Session III: SF6 Capture And Recycle

1:15 pm

Utility Breakout Session IV: Case Studies

  • Southern California Edison, Alex Salinas, Technical Specialist, Southern California Edison
  • Bonneville Power Administration, Joseph Lo, Electrical Engineer, Bonneville Power Administration
  • Consolidated Edison: SF6 Management Plan, Patrick Di Lillo, Technical Specialist, Consolidated Edison
  • American Electric Power, James D. McCreary, Senior Engineer, American Electric Power
  • An Overview of Operating Experience and SF6 Emission Reduction Efforts at Seabrook Station, Edward Saputa, Senior Engineer, Environmental Services Department, North Atlantic Energy Service Company

Magnesium Breakout Session IV: Case Studies

  • A Noranda Perspective on Global Warming, Michael M. Avedesian, President, Noranda Magnesium
  • Strategy to Reduce and Replace Emissions of SF6 in Magnesium, Darryl Albright, Director of Market Development, the Americas and Pacific Rim, Hydro Light Metals
  • Update on SF6 Use and Emissions from Japan’s Magnesium Casting Industry, Kiyoshi Hara, Secretary General, Japan Industrial Conference for Ozone Layer Protection
3:30 pm

Closing Plenary Session: Benefits of Established Industrial Partnerships

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