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Description Efficient engineering practices coupled with effective energy management programs could generate significant energy savings that could amount to more than 40% of the total energy cost of the entire facility. The expertise and knowledge of technology-based energy conservation measures are essential elements in achieving these energy savings. This course covers fundamentals of industrial energy management and the technical procedures required for assessing energy saving opportunities (ESOs) in equipment and systems found in various industrial facilities. These procedures can be equally applied on existing equipment or systems, or on sizing and selecting new equipment. Topics are introduced to individuals who have no or little background on the subject while also providing a valuable information resource to personnel having experience with energy management measures. Background in heat transfer, fluid mechanics, and thermodynamics required to support the analysis and assessment of the various potential ESOs is covered. The course includes many case studies and group discussions of ESOs in various industrial applications. Objectives To review relevant topics in thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics these three important branches of thermal sciences. To acquaint course participants with fundamentals of energy management and cost analysis necessary for assessing energy saving opportunities in a wide range of industrial processes. To equip course participants with technical procedures required for energy saving decision-making in various industrial facilities. Who should attend? Design and project engineers and technologists, plant and facility engineers, consultants, mechanical engineers and technologists, maintenance and operation personnel and other technical personnel who need to upgrade/refresh their knowledge of energy savings protocols. Program Outline Day I Fundamentals of Energy Management Introduction to energy management. What does Energy Management Mean? Sub-objectives of Energy Management Programs. Energy Use in Industry Structure of an Energy Management Program (EMP) Starting an EMP Management of an EMP. Energy accounting, Monitoring, Targeting and Reporting The energy audit process Goals and Phases of an Energy Audit The Energy Audit Report The Energy Action Team Economic analysis Categories of costs Cash flow diagrams and tables Time value of money Measures of cost effectiveness. Group discussion and case studies Day II Review of relevant topics in thermal sciences. Review of Thermodynamics Properties of pure substances Psyhcrometry Refrigerant Charts Energy balances for closed and open systems. The Vapor Compression Cycle Review of Heat Transfer Conduction, convection, and radiation heat transfer. The concept of thermal resistance. Finned Surfaces. Transient heat transfer –the lumped system analysis. Heisler Charts. Useful correlations of the Convection Heat Transfer Coefficient. Review of Fluid Mechanics. Flow in pipes. Fluid-Handling Equipment Pump and fan laws and performance curves. System curve and fan or pump selection. Assessment of energy saving opportunities (ESOs) in various industrial systems Boilers Types of boilers. Boiler Energy Consumption Mass and Heat Balance for Boilers Boiler Efficiencies and methods of testing them. Key elements to maximize boiler efficiency. Assessment of heat-recovery potential Energy savings by load balancing Group discussion and case studies Day III Steam Distribution Systems Energy Conservation Opportunities in Steam Systems Estimating Surface and Leakage Losses Steam traps - impact of inefficient removal of condensate. Impact of Air in Steam Systems Methods for Checking Trap Operation Waste-heat recovery and Cogeneration Quantifying Waste Heat Temporal availability - matching loads to source Analysing the possibility and economics of waste heat recovery Waste heat recovery equipment and storage. Cogeneration Technologies Topping and bottoming cycles. HVAC Systems How an HVAC system works Energy ratings of HVAC Components Reducing heating, cooling, and ventilating loads. How to improve the operation (energy use) of the HVAC system? Group discussion and case studies Day IV Lighting Lighting fundamentals. Components of the lighting system. Types of lamps (Incandescent, Fluorescent, High Intensity Discharge, Low-Pressure Sodium) Determining lighting needs. Maintaining the lighting system. Relamping Strategies and cost Potential energy saving opportunities. Thermal Insulation Heat Loss from tanks and pipes. Types of insulation. Common Insulating Materials Calculation of the economic thickness. Group discussion and case studies After you attend this course: You will be acquainted with the fundamentals of energy management and cost analysis necessary for assessing energy saving opportunities in a wide range of industrial processes. Since many technical aspects of energy management involve relationships from classical thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics, after completing this course you will be familiar with relevant topics in these three important branches of thermal sciences. You will be equipped with important know-how to select appropriate technical procedures for energy saving decision-making. Daily Schedule: 8:00 Registration and coffee (first day only) 8:30 Session begins 4:30 Adjournment Instructor: Dr. M. S. Hamed, P.Eng., is an Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the founding director of the Thermal Processing Laboratory (TPL) at McMaster University. Dr. Hamed has 24 years of industrial experience in the field of thermal engineering, five years of which as Director of Research and Product Development in Canada. Dr. Hamed has presented numerous seminars in the field of HVAC and Technology-based Energy Management. He has served as a consultant in many projects in Canada and abroad. His industrial experience includes design, sizing, process development, troubleshooting, and maintenance of domestic and industrial HVAC systems, air washers, cooling towers, heat exchangers, water, oil, stream and gas piping systems, various types of metal heat treating furnaces, fluidized beds, liquid and gas quench systems, solid-gas separation systems, and furnace atmosphere generators. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario and a member of various professional associations such as ASHRAE, ASM International, TMS, CSME, CFD Society of Canada, ASME, and a senior member of SME
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2.4 CEUs / 24 PHDs

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