Wednesday, October 23

8:30 a.m.-10 a.m.
Keynote Session — Theme: Impact of Constantly Changing Regulations
In order for companies to develop a workable strategic plan, it is imperative to know the rules of the game, especially when millions or billions of dollars are required for projects planned to operate for decades. Constantly changing federal, state and local regulations provide a challenge to all sectors of the coal industry. In this keynote ses-sion, the impact of regulatory uncertainty on coal producers, consumers and terminal operators will be discussed by industry leaders from these
• Invited executive from coal producer
• Invited executive from coal consumer
• Invited executive from terminal operator

Track I: Wednesday, October 23

10:30 a.m.-Noon
Coal Loading and Unloading
This session will review the latest developments for loading and unloading of barges and rail hopper cars. Session chair and moderator: Mark Gilbreath, River Consulting.
• Duty-Cycle Unloaders vs. Re-Purposed Cranes Modified for Duty-Cycle Applications
Scott Witherell, Heyl & Patterson Inc.
• Invited coal ship loading
• Invited rail unloading

2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Conveyor Systems I — Operations & Maintenance
This session focuses on operating and maintenance procedures in existing facilities with a focus on equipment reliability. Session chair and moderator: Gary Griffin, Varo Engineers Inc.
• Conveyor Health Monitoring
Larry G. Massey, owner, Massey Technical Services LLC; Pending from Commtest Division of GE Bently Nevada; Pending CONSOL Energy.
• Round and Small vs. Square and a bit bigger Flow Control Chutes
Phil Wowak, senior project manager, ASGCO Complete Conveyor Solutions; Pending Genco
• New Innovations for Protecting Coal Handling Equipment
Claudio Groppetti, vice president business pevelopment, Xtralis; Pending, safety manager, Southern Company.

4 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Conveyor Systems II — Retrofits and New Facilities
This session reviews advancements and operating experience of coal conveyor systems in new
or upgraded facilities. Session chair and moderator: Gerry Cohen, Dearborn Mid-West Conveyor Company.
• CONSOL Energy Enlow Fork Mine Slope and Overland Conveyor Project
Matt Powell, CONSOL Energy; Raymond Perr, Industrial Resources.
• New 360-Degree Rotating Diverter Chute System — Multiple Bulk Flow Splits
Ingo Wiedenhues, CCC Group Inc.
• Modular Loading Zone Systems to Reduce Dust and Costs
Greg Bierie, Martin Engineering.
Track II: Wednesday, October 23

10:30 a.m.-Noon
Environmental Concerns
This session addresses the changing environmental regulations in the coal handling market, especially with regard to water issues. Session chair and moderator: Cory Hansen, Burns & McDonnell.
• NPDES Zero Discharge for Coal Transfer Facilities in Illinois: What the Regulations say vs. What is Required — Always a Compromise.
Teresa L. Entwistle, P.E. CFM, CDG Engineers.
• Water Collection — Rebuilding of Water Collection Facilities
Ray A. James, assistant manager, and Mike Doile, mechanical engineer, ADMMO Virginia/Pocahontas Divisions, Norfolk Southern Railway.
• Fly Ash — Wet to Dry Conversion
Zach Barr, senior mechanical engineer, Energy Division, Burns & McDonnell.

2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Stockpile Management I — Strategic Issues
The focus of this panel discussion is Wet Coal and Lost Generation. The session will start with an overview of the problem by a major coal consumer, followed by a panel discussion with experts sharing their experiences and remedies. Session chair and moderator: John Fillion PE, CDG Engineers.
The Challenges of Using Wet Coal — Case Study
Michael Schimmelpfennig, Ameren Round Table Discussion Panelists:
• Michael Schimmelpfennig, Ameren;
• Anil Puri, manager of outside resources, TransAlta Centralia Station; and
• Darren Provence, operations manager, Savage Services.
An interactive discussion with delegate participation will follow.

4 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Stockpile Management II — Operations & Maintenance
As coal is often stockpiled for longer periods of time, issues such as spontaneous combustion prevention become issues to consider. Session chair and moderator: Invited from Savage Services
• Application of an Anti-oxidant to Control Spontaneous Combustion During Coal Handling and Storage
B. Basil Beamish, B3 Mine Services Pty Ltd.; M.
Scott Smith, new nusiness development leader — Coal/Export, GE Power & Water, Water & Process Technologies.
• Best Management Practices for Spon Com Prevention
Dan Carpenter, Midwest Industrial Supply Inc.
• The Cost Value of High Angle Conveying
Amy Duncan, Dos Santos International.

Thursday, October 24

Track I: Thursday, October 24

8:30 a.m.-10 a.m.
Fuel Quality, Characteristics and Blending
In today’s market, it is critical to know the characteristics and quality of the fuel that you use to operate in compliance of environmental regulations. Session chair and moderator: Jon Krasnowski, Benetech Inc.
• Achieving the Desired Blend: Coal Sampling to Support Blending
Chuck Renner, manager of inspection and Performance Testing, SGS Minerals Services.

10:30 a.m.-Noon
Fugitive Dust
Keeping fugitive dust under control is a constant challenge for coal handling facility operators at the mine, terminal and power plant. If the dust is not treated correctly, unsafe conditions can develop, leading to equipment damage, injuries and even loss of life. Session chair and moderator: George Houston, Richwood.
• Myths and Facts Concerning Dust and Air
Daniel Marshall, product engineer, Martin Engineering; Greg Boggio, fuels supervisor, Hennepin Power Station, Dynegy Midwest Generation.
• The Role of Chemicals in Controlling Dust Emissions
Pete Zinecker, director of sales South-Central Region, Benetech.
• Wash Box Reduces Dust in a Tripper Conveyor Room
Joe Sander, ASGCO Manufacturing; David Roose, River Rouge Power Plant, DTE Energy.

Noon – 2 p.m.
Closing Plenary Session — Coal Transportation & Coal Export — Status and Challenges
Coal transportation costs can be the most costly part of the coal supply chain. As the export volume grows, new challenges must be met.
• Rail
Jack W. Burgess, director of coal facilities & origin sales, CSX.
• Legislation On Waterways Funding
Mike Brashier, manager, Open Hopper Fleet, AEP River Operations.
• Terminals
Speaker invited.

Track II: Thursday, October 24

8:30am-10 a.m.
Safety First I
Running a safe facility should be issue one for all involved on the coal industry — producers, terminal operators, power generators and industrial consumers. Tragedy can happen in seconds. Prevention is the cure.
Session chair and moderator: Jim Wickens, CCC Group Inc.
• Keeping Safety First: Developing an Effective Safety Culture in the Workplace.
Arnold Compton MBA, material handling supervisor, Associated Electric Power Cooperative Inc.
• Expect the Unexpected : Case Histories on Coal Handling Emergency Incidents (Dust Collector, Fly Ash Silo, Reclaim Tunnel, and Bunker Fire)
Justin Clift, industrial market specialist, Hazard Control Technologies Inc.
• A New Paradigm for Serious Event Prevention — Rethinking Safety in the Mining Industry
Susan Murphy, principal consultant, BST.

10:30 a.m.-Noon
Safety First II
This year a second session on safety has been added to the Coal Handling & Storage Conference. Session chair and moderator: Rick Whiting.
• Coal Blending Operations and OSHA and MSHA Jurisdiction at Terminals
Jerry “Jay” Ellington, P.E., CDG Engineers.
• Dival Safety’s Safety for the Right Reason Presentation
Justin Clift, industrial market specialist, Hazard Control Technologies, Inc.
• Belt Conveyor Guarding
Paul Vandergeest, president, Belt Conveyor Guarding.