Industrial Energy Efficiency Networking Evening, 20th August 2012


ISO, energy, and your business
by Prof LJ Grobler (PhD, PrEng, CEM, CMVP), President of the SAEE, NWU Professor, and Director at Energy Cybernetics

As South Africa is leading the world on energy measurement and verification (M&V) and with the release of the ISO 50 001 energy management standard, Prof Grobler will present the latest information on these standards, how they will affect your business growth, when and why you will be required to comply, with some guidelines as to where to start implementing towards compliance with these standards.

Steam management and optimisation
by Peter Damant, Managing Director of Spirax Sarco

As a specialist in the area of steam, Peter will discuss the opportunities for savings in steam and condensate systems and hopes to deliver an understanding in the appreciation of losses in process plants. To promote these benefits at decision-making levels within industry will enable the successful integration of steam and condensate solutions as part of a holistic energy efficiency and energy management program.
Through the generous sponsorship of Eskom and Voltex the SAEE offers this networking evening at reasonable rates:
SAEE member: R150
Non-member: R200
Student fee: R50 (for the first 10) R100 thereafter
This fee includes snacks, wine, tea, coffee and soft drinks
A maximum of 100 persons can be accommodated
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For information contact SAEE Eastern Cape:
Yolanda de Lange (041) 367 1041 or
Gareth Burley 083 445 4952 –

About the Speakers
LJ Grobler is professor in Mechanical Engineering at the School for Mechanical Engineering at the NorthWest University, Potchefstroom. He is the President of the Southern African Association for Energy Efficiency (SAEE), a director of the company Energy Cybernetics Pty Ltd and a director of the Energy Training Foundation (ETF). He was the 2007/8 President of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) based in Atlanta, USA. He was the first non-American to become president. The SAEE is the local chapter of the AEE.

He is certified as an Energy Manager (CEM) and a Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP) by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE). LJ is registered as a professional engineer (Pr Eng) with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) and received his Ph.D. at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. LJ has authored and co-authored more than 40 local and international articles, presented and co-presented more than 50 papers at local and international conferences and seminars, and conducted more than 100 industrial and commercial energy audits.

Peter Damant holds a B.Eng (Mech), M.Eng (Mech) and MBL. Peter is the Managing Director of Spirax Sarco, a global leader in steam engineering that provides a full range of products for the efficient control of steam and condensate, steam system audits, steam trap surveys, steam system design, product commissioning and repairs, and energy saving solutions. Spirax Sarco is a Blue Premier Member of the SAEE.

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