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CASI Ottawa Branch | Sixty Years of Clean Energy from Thin Air with Manfred Klein

February 23, 2021 13:36 | Todd Legault (Administrator)

Originally Recorded 2021.02.23

Canada has been a world leader in the development and application of aircraft-derivative gas turbine energy systems.  They can provide a diverse range of cleaner energy solutions using a flexible combination of fuels and high pressure airflow that provide reliable power and thermal energy.  From initial 1960's gas pipeline and peak power applications, they have made strides in naval ships, and since 1990 have been more widely applied across many industrial cogeneration, distributed energy and utility power systems.

Through R&D innovation, manufacturing and testing, their advances have made contributions to cleaner choices around energy efficiency, renewable energy, natural gas and future hydrogen systems that can help to solve many objectives at once.  This presentation will briefly summarize those developments, and the activities since 1973 of the Canadian 'Gas Turbines for Energy Network' (formerly IAGT).

Manfred Klein | MA Klein and Associates

Manfred has been semi-retired since 2013, after spending 33 years in the Canadian federal government, most recently as Coordinator, Energy and Environment at the Gas Turbine Laboratory of the National Research Council. He was with Environment Canada for 16 years, involved with national air emissions guidelines for Gas Turbine systems using energy output-based emission standards. He also helped to develop new taxation incentives to encourage cogeneration and district energy, helped with environmental assessments, and organized various industrial training functions on gas turbine systems. Prior to that Manfred was with the National Energy Board for 11 years, dealing with certification and inspection of natural gas pipeline and compressor station construction. Memberships:
  • Industrial Applications of Gas Turbines Committee, now GTEN (former Chair, 2006-09)
  • ASME Int'l Gas Turbine Committee (Former Chair of IGTI Environment Committee, 1999-2001)
  • Distributed Energy Canada (DEC)
  • Canadian Institute of Power Engineers (IPE, Ottawa)
  • European Turbine Network (ETN) Emeritus club
  • Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute (CASI)
  • ISO TC192 Gas Turbine Standards Committee, Standards Council of Canada

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (1980), Carleton University

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