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ESC Spectrum User Group Information

ESC Spectrum hosts twice-yearly User Group Meetings each spring and fall for ESC Spectrum users to interact with fellow users and the ESC Spectrum team about various products, services, best practices and industry hot topics. Typically a two-day event, these gatherings provide a valuable opportunity to offer advice and receive solutions from other professionals dealing with air compliance issues and daily practice.

Current customers may visit the User Group Members Only Page for By-Laws, Steering Committee and other members-only information (requires login). Let us know if you need to be added to the website.

The ESC Spectrum Online Fall 2020 User Group: Monday, 11/10 - Wednesday, 11/12

This year, the ESC Spectrum Fall User Group will look a little different from last year. Please join us November 10 - 12 for a free, online event featuring sessions on product updates, best practices, and regulatory changes.

Register for each day of the User Group by clicking the "Register" links in the agenda below. The same registration link will be used for all sessions on a single day. If you wish to attend all three days, you will need to register for all three days separately.

Fall 2020 User Group Agenda

Day 1: Tuesday, November 10, 2020: 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. CDT - Register

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. CDT ESC Spectrum Update Learn more about the latest developments at ESC Spectrum, including recent enhancements to our about our products and services.  Get a look at our path forward from Jeff Rabensteine, President and Rachel Morgan, Vice President of ESC Spectrum.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. CDT EPA Updates and Q&A Join EPA’s Chris Worley to hear the latest developments about ECMPS changes, the ECMPS redesign, MATS, and ACE.  Participate in an interactive question and answer session.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. CDT Affordable Clean Energy Rule (ACE) Panel Discussion Participate in a panel discussion with Cindy Whitaker (LG&E-KU), Dan Wilkus (Evergy), and David Hillesheim (Xcel Energy) where they share their challenges, approaches, and considerations to assist states in developing compliance strategies and State Implementation Plans (SIPs) for the ACE Rule.


Day 2: Wednesday, November 11, 2020: 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. CDT - Register

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. CDT StackVision Update Find out about the latest StackVision releases and upcoming enhancements as well as future roadmaps from Chief Technology Officer Mark Shell.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. CDT 8864 Data Controller Update Review recent 8864 Data Controller firmware features and upcoming enhancements with Anthony Dougherty, Senior Product Engineer. 
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. CDT Refinery Regulatory Update and Tracking Visible Emissions Hear about the recently promulgated technical amendments to Performance Specification 9 (PS-9) for Gas Chromatographs and Mass Spectrometers used for Compliance with MACT CC. Also, find out how to leverage StackVision for reporting visible emissions.


Day 3: Thursday, November 12, 2020: 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. CDT - Register

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. CDT Doing Even More with Even Less Panel Discussion Join this panel led by the Steering Committee to find out how they are getting creative and driving efficiencies within their companies, while everyone is learning to adapt in our current environment.
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. CDT Best Practices for Common CEMS Issues Discover the most common issues facing CEMS over the past 6 months and best practices in addressing them.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. CDT StackVision and Refinery Flare Monitoring Requirements Review flare monitoring requirements and learn how to integrate StackVision into both the process controls and compliance processes.

Spectrum 2020 User Group 2020: We presented four sessions online for the Spectrum 2020 User Group during September and October, including a Company Update, Prism Update, CEMS Equipment Update and SpectraPak and 8864 Update. If you have any questions about the material presented in the webinars, please contact us.

ESC Spectrum Spring User Group 2020: We presented four sessions online for the Spring 2020 User Group during June and July, including an ESC Spectrum Company Update, StackVision Update, Regulatory update, Meet the Steering Committee Candidates session and an 8864 Data Controller Update. Thank you to all who joined us. If you have any questions about the material presented in any of the webinars, please contact us.

This was my first user group meeting, I found it to be very beneficial and it will not be my last.

At ESC Spectrum User Group, customers have the opportunity to take advantage of events such as: 

  • Updates on Regulatory issues
  • Member presentations on experiences and solutions
  • Guest presentations by industry experts
  • Breakout Sessions allowing you to learn about relevant topics and participate in hands-on exercises within a small group of fellow users and ESC Spectrum or customer team leaders (over 40 sessions at our last meeting)
  • Support updates and educational presentations to help you find the answers you need, efficiently
  • Presentations from ESC Spectrum leaders on planned development for ESC Spectrum products and services, and a chance for customers to influence that development


Check out what other attendees had to say about their ESC Spectrum User Group experiences:

Overall, great User Group meeting. I appreciate the hard work that is put into each meeting and presentation.

Excellent User Group Meeting and training opportunities prior to actual meeting.

Extremely glad to hear Fall User Group sessions are staying in Austin.

Join us at an ESC Spectrum User Group meeting and let your voice be heard!