The Dry Scrubber Users Association (DSUA) has announced its 5th annual conference, Survive: Managing Dry Scrubber Operations and Maintenance in Troubling Times, to be held September 18 – 20, 2012 at the Westin Providence (One West Exchange Street, Providence, RI). The objective of the conference is to help operation and maintenance managers identify, prioritize and find solutions to the unique problems faced by today’s energy generating plants.

In addition to presentations and breakout sessions, there will be a tour of Brayton Point Power Station (Unit 3) in Somerset, Massachusetts. Brayton Point is New England’s largest fossil-fueled generating facility, consisting of four generating units that produce enough electricity to power about 1.5 million homes. Unit 3 is a 630 MW facility retrofitted in 2011 with a dry scrubber FGD system including reactors, fabric filters, mixer/hydrators, silos and accessories. Brayton is owned and operated by Dominion which is one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 28,200 megawatts of generation.

The cost of attending the conference for non-members is $645 which includes a one year membership to the DSUA and full access to the DSUA website on which all prior conference presentations are posted. In addition, the DSUA Membership Forum, accessible exclusively by members, provides the means to keep abreast of the latest advances and issues affecting the industry and the profession. The principal purpose of the Forum is to exchange valuable knowledge and experiences more conveniently, efficiently and continuously than can be achieved through periodic conferences or meetings.

For more details on the conference including an agenda and registration information, go to http://dryscrubberusers.org/