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Energy Assessments for Manufacturing Plants - Online Seminar

Energy Assessments for Manufacturing Plants - Online Seminar
Category: Seminars

Price: $895.00
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AEE Members receive $50 discount on this seminar. Use discount code "SEM50" during checkout. To become an AEE member Click Here.

NOTE: Seminar fees listed are per person for a single audio and video connection for individual use, and may not be shared with other users. All participants must individually pre-register for the desired course in order to participate. If you would like pricing information on multiple registrations for the same seminar, please contact: Terese Lavallee, phone 770-925-9633, email:   

About the Seminar

This course earns .8 CEUs, 8 PDHs and 1.6 AEE Credits toward Re-certification.

This seminar caters to engineers, facilities managers, energy auditors and other professionals who are interested in enhancing their understanding of energy efficiency in manufacturing, and would like to learn about principles, and strategies to improve energy efficiency in a manufacturing plant.

Large manufacturing plants can save millions of dollars per year on energy by implementing energy efficiency measures. Small to medium plants have the potential for saving up to 50% of their yearly energy spend with the right measures.  These measures are designed to avoid any impact on product quality or production output. When implemented correctly they can also provide a high return on investment, even during periods of high and low market demand for the product. 

The seminar provides an introduction into process engineering and its relationship to energy inputs and energy use.  It then expands in detail to cover all aspects of energy use within manufacturing, including how to optimize and reduce demand through smart targeted projects and energy monitoring/tracking; using structured energy balances and benchmarking to inform decisions on energy improvement projects, and current energy management systems (e.g. ISO 50001). The seminar concludes with the essentials of energy assessments, including preparing for an assessment, conducting an assessment and analyzing the results.

Dates and Times

The following offering(s) of the Energy Assessments for Manufacturing Plants are currently scheduled in four two-hour teleconferencing sessions (8 total hours of instruction).

Beginning on Dates to be Decided, with session dates and times as follows:

Course Module
Times (Eastern time US)
Day 1
10 am - 12 Noon
Day 2
10 am - 12 Noon
Day 3
10 am - 12 Noon
Day 4
10 am - 12 Noon

Completion of all modules is required to receive CEU and PDH Credit, and Course Certificate awarded by AEE.

Seminar Agenda

Process/Systems Engineering

  • Understand the main manufacturing process – process flow diagrams
  • Significant unit operations- bottlenecks, energy use, process control
  • Raw materials (inputs)
  • Finished products (outputs)
  • Recovery, recycling, reuse (internal systems for better efficiency)

Energy use in the process.

  • Thermal energy
  • Electric energy
  • Process cooling and chilling

Energy Tracking

  • Measurement
  • Data Acquisition Systems
  • Using data

Energy Balances

  • Developing an energy balance – process flows, mass flows, temps, pressures
  • Using the energy balance to identify data gaps, opportunities, seasonal changes, and prioritize improvements
  • Using DOE SST (Steam System Tool) to analyze a steam system

Project Analysis

  • Heat integration – heat recovery, heat exchangers, best bang for the buck
  • Steam heating reduction, flashing, steam coils, heat exchangers, steam traps
  • Efficiency in pumps and pump systems (Pump System Assessment Tool)
  • Efficiency in fans and duct systems (Fan System Assessment Tool)
  • Efficiency in chillers and cooling towers
  • Compressed air
  • Lighting (lightly covered!)
  • Steam vs electricity tradeoffs

Energy Management Systems

  • ISO 50001 Ready – self attestation
  • ISO 50001 certification
  • DOE Superior Energy Performance (SEP)
  • DIY (do it yourself)

Structuring an Energy Assessment

  • Preparation for site visit – data needs
  • On site time – increasing effectiveness of gathering information and data
  • Using the toolset – energy balance, DOE calculation tools
  • Energy Efficiency Measures (EEMs)
  • Recommendations to produce results

Your Realtime Program Instructor

Benjamin Levie, Ph.D., P.E., CEM
Ben has over 20 years' experience in energy efficiency, alternate energy, biomass, biofuel production and raw materials at Weyerhaeuser. Founder and President of Re-Energize that deals with international clients in pulp and paper, biopower, and USDOE. Ben is currently an Energy Management Analyst Supervisor at Seattle City Light, as well as an independent energy consultant and AEE Programs instructor.

Course Materials and Advance Preparations

The seminar fee covers registration for all four two-hour program modules, seminar workbook (downloadable PDF format), course certificate, and teleconferencing services, including domestic phone charges. (International calls will have non-tollfree access.) Payment in full must be received prior to the start date of the seminar.

You will receive instructions, personal support, and a chance to test your teleconferencing connection in advance of the first session.

Enrollment in this realtime online seminar will be limited to 40 participants to ensure that each student has ample opportunity for interaction with instructors and other participants.

Who Should Participate

This Seminar is designed for those who are not intimately familiar with electrical engineering principles and practices, and who prefer the convenience of online training. Those who will benefit most from this program include:

  • Plant engineers and managers
  • Energy engineers and managers
  • Facility managers
  • Facility maintenance professionals
  • Building owners and managers
  • Operations managers
  • Maintenance contractors / consultants

For registration questions or assistance, call or email...
Terese Lavallee: (770) 925-9633