Practical Energy Efficiency, Design, Engineering and Auditing

THE WORKSHOP

Reducing the energy costs at one’s facility must surely be of the most effective and achievable strategies for lowering operating costs. This workshop gives you practical tools to identify and implement programs and projects to reduce energy consumption in the most effective and practical ways. You will be provided with the skills and latest knowledge on proven methods of making real savings in your energy bills. You can start such programs as soon as you wish, and start saving immediately thereafter.

You will be greatly surprised at the levels of energy losses and poor efficiency of some of the devices in your facility that consume power when the facility is operational. You will also be greatly surprised at the energy consumption of your facility when it is not operational.

Both of these factors are costing your organisation - energy bills are generally at least 20% of the running costs of a business, so reductions in these bills are directly responsible for better profits.

You will be taught the fundamental principles of energy efficiency by way of looking for points of wastage, assessment of the cost of energy usage and benefits accruing from improved energy efficiency in the facility – of course, reference points are needed, so the workshop will also show you how to quickly and effectively perform an energy audit of your facility, demonstrating the use of installed instrumentation as well as measuring equipment deployed during the audit.

Once you have the correct information from the audit, you will be taught a simple method of cost analysis to help you make the right decisions for improvement, based on the principle of Rapid Return on Investment (RRI).

This will enable you to implement the optimum energy-efficient solution and thus to start saving money in some cases immediately, but at worst after a typically short period of time (perhaps 3 to 12 months).

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

  • Receive a certificate of attendance in support of your continuing professional commitment
  • All workshops include the associated hardcopy technical manual
  • Printed workshop handouts
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Interact and network with workshop attendees and experienced instructors
  • Practical, industry driven content to assist you in your continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Attendees automatically become IDC subscribers and receive exclusive deals and technical content every month

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Building service designers
  • Consulting engineers
  • Electrical and instrumentation technicians
  • Electrical contractors
  • Electrical engineers
  • Electrical inspectors
  • Energy managers
  • Maintenance engineers
  • Project engineers

CONTENT SUMMARY

PART ONE - MANAGEMENT OVERVIEW OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY

WHAT IS ENERGY EFFICIENCY?

  • Energy and environment
  • Energy forms and conversion
  • Energy sources and energy sinks
  • Can we make better use of the energy?
  • How do we channel waste energy into useful output?
  • Energy audit and principles

BASIC FINANCIALS

  • Simple costings and ROI

PART TWO - ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND ENERGY AUDITING

ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN PROCESSES USING FUEL DIRECTLY

  • Improved efficiencies
  • Reduction and re-use of heat wastage
  • Recovery of exhaust heat from engines
  • Energy efficient designs – equipment and buildings
  • Cogeneration for better efficiency

ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SOURCES

  • Fossil fuels
  • Alternatives – renewable energy, hydrogen
  • Green energy?
  • Fuel cells

MAIN FORMS OF ENERGY

  • Energy converted to electricity for direct use
  • Electricity in metal smelting (electrolytic processes)
  • Use of fuels for motive power
  • Direct use of fuels for heating applications
  • Use of fuels as part of a process 
  • Example from iron production (reduction process using coal)
  • Conversion equipment and challenges

ELECTRICAL ENERGY GENERATION

  • Electricity as the preferred energy carrier
  • Conversion systems for electrical energy
  • Commonly used fuels
  • Methods of improving conversion efficiencies
  • Better equipment
  • Waste energy recovery
  • Process improvements
  • Cogeneration for better efficiency
  • Combined cycle process for gas turbines

ELECTRICAL ENERGY USAGE

  • Sectors using the major portion of electricity
  • Industrial, domestic, agriculture and agro-processing, mining and metals
  • Better efficiencies in electricity usage
  • Uses of electricity
  • Motive power
  • Lighting
  • Space heating and cooling
  • Better efficiencies in electricity usage

ENERGY EFFICIENT PRACTICES IN ELECTRICITY USE

  • High efficiency motors
  • Better T&D practices
  • Role of power factor
  • Motor rating and efficiency correlation
  • Variable speed drives as energy-savers
  • Lighting efficiency
  • Efficient luminaires
  • Use of daylight to supplement artificial lighting
  • Intelligent buildings to reduce wastage of electricity

ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN CLIMATE CONTROL APPLICATIONS

  • Need for climate control
  • Industry and comfort examples
  • Efficiency in heating
  • Reducing heat loss through better design
  • Efficiency in cooling
  • Building design features to improve cooling
  • The paradox of cooling
  • Temperature reduction but no energy recovery
  • Use of waste heat for cooling
  • Comparison between compression refrigeration and absorption chillers
  • Examples from industrial applications

ENERGY COST STRUCTURE

  • Identifying types of energy used
  • Tariff structures
  • Components of electric tariffs
  • Factors in controlling electric costs
  • Electric utility incentive programs
  • Electric meters
  • Gas rates
  • Oil, coal and other rates
  • Steam and hot water rates
  • Factors in controlling fuel costs 

INTRODUCTION TO ENERGY AUDITS

  • Purpose
  • Know your process, fuels and major systems
  • Compare energy usage
  • Energy use index, energy cost index
  • Where energy is used in facilities
  • Lighting and HVAC energy use
  • Data forms for recording information
  • Collecting the actual data
  • Walk-through inspections
  • Assess energy and cost saving opportunities

INSTRUMENTATION FOR AUDITS

  • Energy audit instrumentation
  • Temperature-measuring instruments
  • Combustion efficiency measurement
  • Airflow and air leak measurement
  • Thermography
  • Ultrasonic leak detectors
  • Data logging
  • Light level meters for checking superfluous lighting
  • Electric meters: voltages, current, power, energy, power factor
  • Use of software tools in energy audits

AUDIT AREAS

  • Building
  • HVAC systems
  • Motor systems
  • Boiler systems
  • Water systems
  • Lighting
  • Heat recovery areas

FINANCIALS AND COSTINGS

  • Energy audit reports
  • Simple economic measures
  • The time value of money
  • Cost and benefit analysis
  • Rate of return
  • Life cycle costing
  • After tax cash flows

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