This year's conference will offer an exciting array of training sessions for professional development. Listed below are the scheduled sessions.

Date / Time Description
Monday, 5/7/18,
8:00am-12:00pm

Safety Training - A unique approach developed and proven at one of the largest mines in the world, this new approach has delivered profound results in hundreds of large scale operations. Typically, within 3 to 6 months of implementation the ground work has been laid for sustained zero or near zero fatality outcomes. The paper and presentation will draw on 10 years of applied experience, learnings, achievements and fatality negation innovations and will address the following: History and Motivation, Unique Methodology, Implementation journeys and maturity mapping, Interpretation of results, Feedback from (previously skeptical) site personnel, and Future State presented by Steve Wood of Forwood Safety from the the Maintenance & Safety Working Group

Monday, 5/7/18,
8:00am-12:00pm


Fan System Optimization, Reliable Operation and Achieving Ideal Capacity Requirements -
Engineers, operators and maintenance personnel will be provided with practical information that extends from project concept to long term operation of fan systems by Vern Martin, P.E., and Steve Kaufman of FLOWCARE Engineering, Inc. from the Maintenance & Safety Working Group.

Monday, 5/7/18
1:00pm-2:30pm

Preventative Baghouse Maintenance - How to reduce unexpected downtime. - This training will focus on baghouse preventative maintenance in order meet and maintain PM NESHAP compliance, while also minimizing unexpected downtime. The training will dive into a weekly, monthly, and annual preventative maintenance program to ensure baghouses are performing at peak levels. The training will also review red flags to look for and how to address them. Presented by Matt Devitt of BWF – Envirotec and Zach Griffey of Parker Hannifin Filtration – BHA from the Environmental, Energy & Sustainability Working Group

Monday, 5/7/18
1:00pm-5:00pm
 

Stakekolder Management - The course will cover defining the stakeholder matrix, mapping stakeholder interests, and developing strategies to address stakeholder issues.  Stakeholder communication techniques will be explored and linked to meeting stakeholder management objectives.  Focus will be placed on addressing local community concerns and dealing with regulators.  Strategies for resolving conflicts will be explored.  Participants are invited to bring up specific issues that they are dealing with for discussion in the session by John Kline of Kline Consulting, LLC from the Environmental, Energy & Sustainability Working Group

Monday, 5/7/18
3:00pm-5:00pm
 

Considerations in the Selection and Application of Synchronous and Induction Motor For Cement Plant Applications - The course will compare the relative advantages of several motor types including squirrel cage induction motors, wound rotor induction motors, synchronous motors, and DC motors.  The speed-torque-current characteristic of each type of motor will be compared against the speed–torque requirement of several cement plant loads including kiln drives, crushers, mills, conveyers, baghouse fans and pumps.  An overview of the level of motor protection offered by different enclosure types will be provided.  Motor accessory options such as surge protection, stator winding RTDs, bearing temperature devices, vibration probes and other protective devices will be reviewed from a cost benefit perspective presented by Mark Fanslow, Teco-Westinghouse Motor Company from the Drive and Related Products Working Group

Wednesday, 5/9/18
8:00am - 5:00pm

Key Performance Indicators in the Cement Plant - Key Performance Indicators (KPI) are a necessary part of any business aiming for success This course will focus on plant efficiency, plant management systems, the key performance indicators, and the best practices worldwide in operating and managing cement plants. The right KPIs' will work as tangible targets; focusing on reducing operating costs and improve efficiency presented by Delvi Rodriguez of FLSmidth, Inc.