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Thermodynamics Principles & Practices - Online Seminar

Thermodynamics Principles & Practices - Online Seminar
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Price: $895.00
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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:   

Presented online in a series of two live 3-hour and one live 2-hour time modules, this seminar is designed to review fundamental and intermediate concepts and principles associated with thermodynamics. Emphasis will be on familiarizing attendees and refreshing their knowledge of analysis procedures, mathematical formulation and solution of mainstream thermodynamics problems.

AIA Learning Units Eligible


This course has been approved by AIA for continuing education credits. The AIA requires that its registered architect members earn 18 Learning Unit (LU) hours of continuing education credit annually (eight hours of which must be related to Health, Safety, and Welfare topics and four of those eight in Sustainable Design) to remain in good standing. Architectural boards in 40 states, 10 Canadian Provinces, and 19 countries have implemented mandatory continuing education (MCE) for re-licensure.

The Association of Energy Engineers is an approved training provider within the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education Systems (CES) Registered Provider program.

You can participate in the seminar from your office, home, or anywhere you have access to the internet and a phone or VOIP. You'll have opportunities to interact with your instructor and colleagues in realtime during the four live teleconferencing sessions, as well as in the time between sessions.

About the Seminar

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

The material presented in this practical seminar is oriented primarily toward engineers, technicians and facilities managers who may benefit in their work from a refresher course on basic thermodynamics principles and practices. In a simple, easy to follow format, the instructor will illustrate the application of thermodynamic principles in real industrial, commercial and residential scenarios. As a participant you will learn the basics of analyzing and solving various types of practical thermodynamic problems through several instructive case studies. Laws, equations, graphs, charts, tables and diagrams, are provided to facilitate the analysis and solution of the case study problems. The program is intended to provide you with practical knowledge which you can use to:

  • Solve thermodynamics problems with better understanding of energy transformation, thermodynamics concepts, steam tables, psychrometric analysis, heat engine cycles and refrigeration cycle
  • Analyze and determine general size and operating parameter specifications for steam turbine related electric power generating systems
  • Analyze and solve HVAC related problems using a psychrometric chart
  • Analyze and solve refrigeration cycle related problems using pressure-enthalpy charts

Dates and Times

The following offering(s) of the Thermodynamics Principles & Practices Online Seminar are currently scheduled. The program consists of two 3-hour and one 2-hour teleconferencing sessions, for a total of 8 hours of instruction.


Course Module
Times (Eastern time)
Day 1
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Day 2
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Day 3
1:00 - 3:00 pm

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

Seminar Agenda

The Thermodynamics Principles & Practices Online Seminar will be presented in four two-hour teleconferencing modules, for a total of eight hours of instruction. Topics will include:

  • Energy concepts and extension/application of the law of conservation of energy
  • Conversion of thermal energy to electricity through steam turbines and electric generators
  • Understanding and application of steam tables
  • Fundamental and essential concepts, such as entropy, enthalpy, heat of fusion, heat of sublimation, latent and sensible heat
  • Thermodynamic processes
  • Heat engine cycles
  • Pyschrometric analysis based on psychrometric chart
  • Refrigeration cycle related numerical analysis utilizing pressure-enthalpy charts

Your Realtime Program Instructor

BOBBY RAUF , P.E., C.E.M., MBA, most recently served as a senior staff engineer at PPG Industries, Inc. He brings to this program hands-on experience in a broad spectrum of areas within large industrial plant engineering and plant maintenance departments, including electrical, controls, energy and mechanical projects. Mr. Rauf has also served as adjunct professor at Gardner-Webb University since 1989, where he has instructed classes in both the B.A. and M.B.A. programs. His teaching experience also includes conducting professional development courses at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He holds a process controls-related patent.

Course Materials and Advance Preparations

The seminar fee covers registration for all program modules (total of 8 hours of instruction), 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.