Last Year's NORA Technical Workshop Sessions - 2018 Forthcoming
The NORA track will be held in the Heritage Room at Gurney's Newport Resort, in conjunction with the Southern New England Energy Conference. For more information about NORA, please visit their website athttps://noraweb.org/ .
Monday, September 18, 2017 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM Welcome & NORA Goals - John Huber, NORA Keynote: How Does the Northeast Respond to Greenhouse Gas Issues? - Arthur Marin, NESCAUM
12:15 PM - 2:00 PM NORA Board Meeting
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM New Ways to Burn Oil Why Seek New Combustion Technologies?- Tom Butcher, NORA Babington Burner - Status and Technical Review - Andrew Babington, Babington Technology Aerosol-Enabled Liquid Fuel Combustion - Jason Targoff, Novatio Engineering
3:45 - 4:45 PM Tankless Coils - Oilheat's Efficiency Achilles Heel Background - Tom Butcher, NORA Next Generation Combi Boiler - Roger Marran, Energy Kinetics NORA Project on Best Practices and Analytics - Tom Butcher, NORA
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Biofuels and Green Fuels Why Do We Need Green Fuels? - Richard Sweetser, Energy Partners Issues with New Fuels - How to Break Them Into the Market Testing Renewable Fuels for Heating Oil Applications - Ted Olszewski, R.W. Beckett Field Survey on Heating Oil Properties - Tom Butcher, NORA Update on Studies of Biodiesel Blend Properties - Steve Howell, National Biodiesel Board Impact of Biodiesel on Cad Cell Performance - Tom Butcher, NORA Future Trial of a Cellulosic Biofuel in Maine - Steve Fitzpatrick, Biofine; and Tom Butcher, NORA
9:45 - 10:45 AM What's Over the Horizon for Technology Development Advanced HVAC Program - NYSERDA Advances in Oilheating - US Army (invited) Breaking the 100 Percent Efficiency Barrier - SMTI Controls - A View from the Field - Bob O'Brien, Technical Heating Connectivity - Trends, Opportunities and Challenges - Rich Simmons, Laars Heating Systems
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM What Else Does the Oilheat Industry Need? Retailer Perspective - Tom Santa, Santa Energy Installer Perspective - Bob O'Brien, Technical Heating Manufacturer's Perspective - Jim Jones, Carlin Combustion Multi-Dimensional View - Tom Butcher, NORA Open Discussion of Research Needs
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