James Lewis

Track D: Wet & Wild World of Water & Energy
Wed/PM 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Business Development Manager - Sustainable Energy
Chromalox INC
United States
Improved Efficiency with Zero Emission Medium Voltage Heating

A changing global landscape around how energy is generated and utilized is putting greater attention on greenhouse gas emissions from all industries. This has put a strain on traditional fossil fuel reliance in the industrial sector where fuel fired systems are predominantly used for process heating and steam generation. Where conventional alternatives are not practical commercially and functionally in the loads and sizes typically found in these applications, a proven technology in electric resistance heating has bridged the gap by means of running on direct medium voltage power. Medium voltage electric resistance steam generators and process heaters significantly reduce power infrastructure required to support the larger loads satisfied by fuel fired systems, and their operational efficiencies greatly surpass those of conventional electric and gas fired solutions. This presentation will explore the capabilities of medium voltage electric resistance heating and its total cost of ownership value over traditional fuel fired systems. Specifically, concepts of improved operational efficiency, system and infrastructure simplification, thermal response efficiency and elimination of Scope 1 emissions will all be discussed in this presentation.

James Lewis has a demonstrated history of working in the electrical and industrial heating industry for over 12 years with experience in engineering, product management, and business development. During his career at Chromalox he focused on the design and implementation of process heating systems utilizing DirectConnect medium voltage technology as well as the launch and integration of new PID and power controllers globally. In his current role as Business Development Manager, James is leveraging his strong technical background with electric heating and control systems to promote zero emission thermal technologies in sustainable energy and support the global movement towards decarbonization.

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