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 Feb 26 - March 1, 2018 , with session dates and times as follows:
Times (Eastern time US)
3 pm - 5 pm
3 pm - 5 pm
3 pm - 5 pm
3 pm - 5 pm
Completion of all modules is required to receive CEU and PDH Credit, and Course Certificate awarded by AEE.
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.
Process cooling and chilling
Data Acquisition Systems
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
Heat integration – heat recovery, heat exchangers, best bang for the buck
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
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 - 20 years experience in energy efficiency, alternate energy, biomass, biofuel production and raw materials at Weyerhaeuser. Founder and President of Re-Energize with international clients in pulp and paper, biopower, and USDOE
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 maintenance professionals
Building owners and managers
Maintenance contractors / consultants
For registration questions or assistance, call or email... Terese Lavallee: (770) 925-9633 email@example.com
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