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3rd International Conference on SF6 and the Environment

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Doubletree La Posada
Scottsdale, Arizona
December 1-3, 2004

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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

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The papers and presentations from the conference that are currently available are provided on the conference agenda.

Day 1, Wednesday, December 1, 2004

Plenary Session I


Introduction and Welcome
Jerome Blackman and Scott Bartos, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Keynote Address: ST and the Environment — A Winning Policy
Michael McClarence, ST Microelectronics

SF6 Emissions and Their Fate
  • Trends in SF6 Sales and End-Use Applications: 1961-2003
    Katie Smythe, RAND Corporation
    Presentation (PDF) (30 pp, 237K), Data Table (PDF) (1 pg, 179K), Abstract (PDF) (1 pg, 68K)
  • The Air We Breathe — Ain’t What It Used to Be
    Russ Schnell, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
    Presentation (PDF) (25 pp, 1.8MB)

Plenary Session II

Economic Implications and Opportunities
  • The Value of GHG Reductions
    Bruce Braine, Strategic Policy Analysis, American Electric Power (AEP)
    Paper (PDF) (6 pp, 186K), Presentation (PDF) (16 pp, 987K)
  • U.S. Market Consequences of Global Climate Change
    Neil Strachan, Pew Center on Global Climate Change
    Paper (PDF) (6 pp, 137K), Presentation (PDF) (21 pp, 432K)
Utility Breakout Session I: SF6 Emissions Reduction Actions, Resources, and Approaches to Benchmarking Performance
  • 2003 Reported Reduction Activities — SF6 Partnerships
    Jerome Blackman, U.S. EPA
    Presentation (PDF) (13 pp, 266K)
  • Emission Reduction Activities Here and Across the Pond
    Stephen Lewis, National Grid, USA
    Presentation (PDF) (14 pp, 476K)
  • Partner Presentation
    Alex Salinas, Southern California Edison
    Presentation (PDF) (16 pp, 216K)
Magnesium Breakout Session I: Corporate Roadmaps to SF6 Phase Out
  • Reducing Cover Gas Losses with Laser Imaging (Part II)
    Eric Treiber, Chicago White Metals, and Mark Baird, Equipment Imaging and Solutions, Inc.
    Paper (PDF) (3 pp, 67K), Presentation (PDF) (19 pp, 4.2MB)
  • UN Activity on SF6 Replacement and Primary Magnesium
    Tom Tripp, U.S. Magnesium
    Presentation (PDF) (31 pp, 639K)
Utility Breakout Session II: Power Equipment Considerations
  • SF6 Gas Management Services
    Bob Mueller, Airgas
    Paper (PDF) (5 pp, 106K), Presentation (PDF) (12 pp, 260K)
  • SF6–Free Options for Utilities
    Patrick Avery, Cooper Power Systems
    Presentation (PDF) (32 pp, 3MB)
  • Updated Inventory Methodology for the Management in the EU of SF6 Emissions from High Voltage Equipment
    Jean-Luc Bessede, AREVA T&D
    Presentation (PDF) (23 pp, 428K)
  • Manufacturer Guarantees on SF6 Equipment
    Phil Bolin, Mitsubishi (MEPPI)
    Presentation (PDF) (30 pp, 8MB)
Magnesium Breakout Session II: Advanced Technologies
  • AM-Cover™ Magnesium Melt Protection
    Rob Bailey, Australian Magnesium Corporation
    Presentation (PDF) (12 pp, 126K)
  • Novec™ 612 Magnesium Protection Fluid
    Dean Milbrath, 3M
    Presentation (PDF) (38 pp, 2.4MB)
  • Save Money While Protecting the Environment — Advanced Cover Gas Mixing and Management
    Sylvain Desaulniers, Polycontrols Technologies
    Paper (PDF) (10 pp, 371K), Presentation (PDF) (24 pp, 432K)

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Day 2, Thursday, December 2, 2004

Plenary Session III

Public and Private Partnerships for Climate Protection
  • SF6 Abatement Strategy in Taiwan
    Ching-huei Lu, Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Presentation (PDF) (26 pp, 1.6MB)
  • EU Legislation in Relation to Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases - the SF6 Case
    Peter Horrocks, European Commission
    Paper (PDF) (8 pp, 181K), Presentation (PDF) (26 pp, 491K)
  • Australia’s Approach to High Global Warming Potential Gases
    Rachael Clarke, Australian Greenhouse Office
    Presentation (PDF) (16 pp, 116K)
  • Climate Change: A Canadian Perspective
    Pierre Boileau, Air Pollution Prevention, Environment Canada
    Presentation (PDF) (9 pp, 91K)
  • Reduction in SF6 Emissions from Gas Insulated Electrical Equipment in Japan
    Takanobu Aoyama, The Japan Electrical Manufacturers’ Association (JEMA)
    Paper (PDF) (9 pp, 235K), Presentation (PDF) (28 pp, 674K)
  • U.S. Climate Protection Partnerships with Industries
    Jerome Blackman, U.S. EPA
    Presentation (PDF) (16 pp, 230K)
Utility Breakout Session III: Auxiliary Services and Technologies — Gas Analysis, Management, and Recycling
Magnesium Breakout Session III: Preserving and Polishing Magnesium’s Environmental Reputation
  • Review: Automotive Magnesium Applications and Life Cycle Environmental Assessment
    Naiyi Li, Ford Motor Company
    Presentation (PDF) (26 pp, 2.7MB)
  • 21st Century Challenges — China Case Study
    Helmut Brandt, Lunt Manufacturing
  • Cooperative Solutions to Environmental Challenges
    Scott Bartos, U.S. EPA
    Presentation (PDF) (16 pp, 298K)
Utility Breakout Session IV: Improving Our Understanding of Emissions from Equipment
Magnesium Breakout Session IV: Improving Tools and Techniques for Measuring Emissions
  • Partners Workshop to Design a New Emissions Tracking and Reporting Tool
    Scott Bartos, U.S. EPA and Ravi Kantamaneni, ICF Consulting
    Presentation (PDF) (13 pp, 241K)

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