Thursday, March 21, 2013

Peterson Will Host CA Air Resource Board Training Courses on April 17.

Understanding CA emissions regulations for stationary engines can be a challenge, and some facilities managers and other industry professionals have difficulty determining the emissions solution that is right for their equipment.

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) offers courses intended to clarify these rules and regulations so that facilities can select the most appropriate solution. Peterson will be hosting two of these courses on April 17.

The below courses offered by CARB will be held on April 17 at:
Peterson University
2700 Teagarden Street
San Leandro, CA 94577

Attendees are asked to register prior to the course at or by calling (916) 322-3937.

8:30am - 12pm: Course 304

Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engine (RICE) National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) & Standards of Performance for Stationary Internal Combustion Engines (New Source Performance Standards (NSPS))

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued rules that reduce emissions of criteria and air toxic pollutants from stationary internal combustion engines. These engines are used at facilities such as power plants and chemical and manufacturing plants to generate electricity and power pumps and compressors. They are also used in emergencies to produce electricity and pump water for flood and fire control. This training will include an overview of both RICE NESHAP and NSPS rules.

1:30pm - 5pm: Course 301
Air Toxic Control Measures (ATCM) for Stationary Compression Ignition (Diesel) Engines

This half day course provides information regarding the State of California's Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) for Stationary Compression Ignition Engines. This ATCM, which applies to stationary diesel engines used in both non-agricultural and agricultural operations, is resulting in a reduction in the emissions of and exposure to diesel PM from stationary diesel engines throughout California.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Free Webinar from Diesel Technology Forum

Facilities managers and professionals interested in learning more about the role of emergency power generators in emergency preparedness are invited to attend the following free webinar on March 18:

Preserving Public Safety:  Role of Backup Generators in Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief and Recovery

Interruptions of electrical power, even of short duration, create situations that imperil public health and safety.  Emergency generators must be able to provide reliable, immediate and full strength electric power when there is a failure of the primary power supply system.  This free webinar will provide an understanding of the basic issues surrounding the use of emergency backup power systems, technology and fuel choices, operating conditions, and case studies.  

Speakers will include representatives from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security - Homeland Infrastructure Threat and Risk Analysis Center (HITRAC) and leading product, system and field experts representing Caterpillar and Cummins Power Generation.

When?  Monday, March 18 from 11:00-12:30 pm (PST).

Who should attend?  Federal, state and local policymakers; elected officials; emergency planners; property managers; business owners; and media.

What will this webinar address?
What technologies are available to provide emergency backup electrical power?
What are the differences between technologies?
What are the limitations on use of each of these technologies?
What lessons have we learned in the recent Superstorm Sandy about backup generators?

Register now - there is no registration fee but space is limited!