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Neundorfer Learning Center
Electrostatic Precipitator (ESP) and Baghouse (Fabric Filter)
Fundamentals Workshop
Industry focus: power utilities and industrial plants

Registration Form | Agenda

April 19-21, 2011 
Where: Sheraton Station Square Hotel, Pittsburgh
Price: $750 for ESP 2-day, $375 for baghouse 1-day, $900 for both (registration, learning materials, meals)
Professional development credit hours: Up to 18
Who Should Attend: Plant-level personnel who operate, maintain and troubleshoot electrostatic precipitators (ESPs) or baghouses (fabric filters).
Learning Experience

This three-day, interactive learning event is focused on electrostatic precipitator and baghouse (fabric filter) theory, along with best practices for operation, troubleshooting and maintenance. Participants will learn how to recognize, explain and offer methods for remedying common ESP and baghouse performance issues, using information and resources on hand.

Sessions run 8:00am-3:00pm each day, with full breakfast and Q&A time from 7:00am-8:00am each morning. The precipitator workshop is the first two days, and the baghouse workshop is the third day. You have the option to attend both or either. These workshops are structured using a mixture of presentation, discussions and case studies.

ESP Learning Session Topics

  • Precipitator Operating Theory
  • Fundamentals of Good Performance
  • Mechanical Components
  • Inspection and Maintenance: Best Practices
  • Electrical Components
  • Rapping Systems: Troubleshooting and Optimizing
  • Electrical Systems: Troubleshooting and Optimizing
  • Air Flow Velocity and Distribution Considerations
  • Process Conditions: Affect on ESP Performance

Baghouse Learning Session Topics
  • Baghouse Principles of Operation and Performance
  • Baghouse Cleaning
  • Emission Optimization
  • Filter Bag Types and Selection
  • Baghouse Troubleshooting for Differential Pressure and Bag Life
  • Baghouse Troubleshooting for Opacity Issues and Best Operating Practices


To register, contact Maggie Zeller,, (440) 942-8990.
Accommodations and Travel Information

Sheraton Station Square Hotel, Pittsburgh's only riverfront hotel, is steps away from downtown corporate and retails centers and adjacent to more than 30 shops, restaurants and nightclubs. Two other nearby attractions are Station Square Dock of the Gateway Clipper Fleet (collection of American riverboats offering cruises along Pittsburgh's three rivers) and Rivers Casino on the North Shore (five minute drive). Hotel amenities include an indoor pool, whirlpool, sundeck, saunas and fitness center. For reservations, please call (412) 261-2000.
The Sheraton Station Square Hotel is located at:
300 West Station Square Drive
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219