Electrical engineering courses

ENERGY CONSERVATION

Ref No: 2015046

INTRODUCTION

Increasing energy costs is challenging profit margins of many companies. Conducting energy audit on the utilization of energy on any system is the fundamental step in determining the energy consumption efficiency. 
Since, most of existing commercial and industrial buildings are not energy efficient, there are several opportunities for engineers to upgrade these buildings with more efficient system designs and newer equipment. This course will describe easy methods of screening buildings for energy efficiency using utility data, and how to address the building owner’s concerns of efficiency and comfort. Attendees will learn systematic yet flexible approaches for auditing existing buildings in order to improve their energy efficiency and reduce their operating costs. Focus areas for energy auditing include building envelope, electrical systems, and HVAC systems.
Moreover, the course will expose students to sound economic analysis to assess the cost effectiveness of energy efficiency measures as well as state-of-the-art calculations methods and simulation tools for energy analysis of existing buildings.
Many of the products being labeled as "energy audits" are nothing more than a generalized look at a facility or an investigation of a particular system (often for the purpose of selling a particular product or project). A truly effective energy audit needs to examine not only the major energy end use equipment, but the operations, maintenance and management processes of the facility as well. It is one of the first actions which must be taken to accomplish an effective energy cost control program. The audit is a detailed examination of how the facility uses energy, what it pays for that energy, and in conclusion a set of recommendations to reduce the energy costs by both equipment and operational changes.
This course will begin with the pre-audit work that needs to be done to make best use of the auditor's field time. We will then go through all the components of the site visit phase of the audit: covering who should be involved, data gathering and forensic detective techniques, and survey/monitoring tools. From there, analysis of the data and potential savings opportunities will be discussed, covering both energy and economic considerations. The proper application of applicable energy rates will be emphasized, and the software tools available to assist the auditor will be reviewed. Finally and importantly, the contents and organizational issues necessary for the energy audit report to effectively present the information to its various end users will be detailed.
This course provides you with the opportunity on how to learn Energy Management in your businesses particularly for those who are keen to develop their in-house energy efficiency programmes. This short course will be the opportunity fir you to have better understanding for energy types and how to save it consumption. The importance of re-uses or re-cycle the energy. The renewable energy we will talk about it as well. How much you can save and how to do that.


OBJECTIVES
The training program is designed to provide course participants with technical theory and a lot of hands on practice in order to enable them understand the principles of energy management and conservation of energy equipment in industry
Energy Conservation teaches you how building energy systems operate and gives you the skills necessary to measure performance. You will review basic systems, including HVAC, boilers, plumbing, electrical, and building envelope, as they apply to commercial buildings. You will learn how to do energy audits properly, by studying 
• procedures to use
• useful instrumentation
• energy estimates and savings calculations
• energy end-use profiles

At the end of the program, the participants will be able to:
1.    Learn the methods used in saving energy 
2.    Track and plot energy consumption data and apportion energy data.
2.    Perform different energy audit levels utilizing dedicated tools.
3.    Identify energy misuse and determine conservation options.
4.    Perform cost benefit analysis for energy conservation options
5.    Learn how much you can save
6.    Learn how to calculate the saving
7.    Understand the renewable energy
8.    Appreciate the best way of using energy
9.    Have good information on management of energy
10.  Gain knowledge on operating equipment-using energy
11.  Learn the good practice
12.  Prepare and present the report to the owner

CHAPTER 1: GENERATION OF POWER AND GENERATING PLANTS
 1- INTRODUCTION
2- ADVANTAGES OF ELECTRICAL ENERGY
3- SOURCES OF ENERGY
4- GENERATION OF ELECTRICAL POWER
5- CONVENTIONAL POWER PLANTS
6- STEAM POWER PLANTS
7- HYDROELECTRIC (HYDEL) PLANTS
8- NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS
9- DIESEL POWER PLANTS
10- COMPARISON OF VARIOUS POWER PLANTS
11- DO IT YOURSELF

CHAPTER 2: CONDUCTING AN ENERGY AUDIT
1-INTRODUCTION
2- WHAT IS AN ENERGY AUDIT?
3- ENERGY FLOW DIAGRAM
4- ENERGY AUDIT PROGRAMS
5- BENEFITS OF ENERGY AUDIT
6- ENERGY AUDIT APPROACH 
7- ENERGY AUDIT CHARACTERISTICS
8- COMPARISON WITH STANDARDS
9- ENERGY MANAGEMENT TEAM
10- CONSIDERATIONS IN IMPLEMENTING ENERGY CONSERVATION PROGRAMMES
11- PERIODIC PROGRESS REVIEW
12- ENERGY AUDIT TERMINOLOGY
13- DO IT YOURSELF

CHAPTER 3: ENERGY AUDIT INSTRUMENTATION
1- INTRODUCTION
2- MEASURING THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM PERFORMANCE
3- TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENTS
4- HUMIDITY MEASUREMENTS
5- PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS
6- AIR VELOCITY MEASUREMENTS
7- COMBUSTION MEASUREMENT
8-  WORKSHEET 

CHAPTER 4: DEMAND SIDE MANAGEMENT
1- INTRODUCTION
2- SCOPE OF DEMAND SIDE MANAGEMENT
3- EVOLUTION OF DSM CONCEPT
4- ASSESSMENT OF ENERGY USE TRENDS
5- DSM PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION
6- LOAD MANAGEMENT AS A DSM STRATEGY
7- APPLICATIONS OF LOAD CONTROL (LOAD MANAGEMENT)
8- END USE ENERGY CONSERVATION
9- TARIFF OPTIONS FOR DSM
10- CUSTOMER ACCEPTANCE
11- IMPLEMENTATION ISSUES
12- IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGIES
13- DSM AND ENVIRONMENT
14- INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE WITH DSM
CHAPTER 5: BUILDING DESIGN
1- INTEGRATED BUILDING DESIGN
2- PASSIVE SOLAR DESIGN
3- DAYLIGHTING DESIGN
4- NATURAL VENTILATION
5- BUILDING ENVELOPE
6- WINDOWS AND GLAZING SYSTEMS
7- INSULATION

CHAPTER 6: LIGHTING SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT
1- INTRODUCTION
2- OPPORTUNITIES
3- TECHNICAL INFORMATION
4- LINEAR FLUORESCENT LIGHTING
5- ELECTRONIC BALLASTS
6- COMPACT FLUORESCENT LIGHTING
7- LIGHTING CONTROLS
8- EXTERIOR LIGHTING

CHAPTER 7: POWER FACTOR CORRECTION
1- POWER TRIANGLE
2- POWER FACTOR
3- CAPACITOR CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION
4- EXERCISES : POWER CALCULATIONS OF LOADS
5- CAUSES OF LOW POWER FACTORS
6- KNOWN LOADS POWER FACTORS
7- UNFAVORABLE EFFECTS OF LOW POWER FACTOR LOADS
8- CAPACITOR PRICE SIMPLE PAYBACK
9- POWER FACTOR IMPROVEMENT
10- POWER FACTOR IMPROVEMENT FOR POWER TRANSFORMER
11- POWER FACTOR IMPROVEMENT FOR INDUCTION MOTORS
12- AUTOMATIC CONTROL OF CAPACITORS
13- CAPACITOR LOCATION
14- CAPACITOR INSTALLATION
15- CAPACITOR PROTECTION

CHAPTER 8: ELECTRIC MOTORS AND DRIVES
1- INTRODUCTION
2- TYPES OF MOTORS
3- KEY COMPONENTS
4- OPPORTUNITIES
5- TECHNICAL INFORMATION
6- HIGH-EFFICIENCY MOTORS
7- VARIABLE-FREQUENCY DRIVES
8- ENERGY-EFFICIENT ELEVATORS

CHAPTER 9: HVAC AND MECHANICAL SYSTEM
1- INTRODUCTION
2- ENERGY SAVING OPPORTUNITIES (ECO)
3- REDUCTION OF LOAD AND TIME OF OPERATION
4- IMPROVE EQUIPMENT EFFICIENCY
5- REDUCTION OF FRICTION LOSS FOR AIR MOVEMENT OR HEAD LOSS OF PUMPING
6- CFC CONCERNS IN THE REFRIGERATION SYSTEM
7- SUMMARY
8- BOILERS
9- AIR DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS
10- CHILLERS
11- ABSORPTION COOLING
12- GROUND-SOURCE HEAT PUMPS
13- HVAC TECHNOLOGIES TO CONSIDER

CHAPTER 10: FINANCIAL ASSESSMENT OF ENERGY CONSERVATION OPPORTUNITIES
1- INTRODUCTION
2- CAPITAL INVESTMENT
3- CASH FLOW DIAGRAM
4- SIMPLE PAYBACK PERIOD COST ANALYSIS
5- DISCOUNTED CASH FLOW ANALYSIS
6- TIME VALUE OF MONEY
7- DISCOUNT RATE
8- FUTURE WORTH (FW)
9- PRESENT WORTH (PW)
10- ANNUAL WORTH (AW)
11- BENEFIT/COST RATIO (BCR)
12- NET BENEFITS (NET PRESENT VALUE METHOD)
13- INTERNAL RATE OF RETURN
14- LIFE CYCLE COSTING
15- SUMMARY

This course is designed specially for those who can benefit from learning effective energy auditing techniques and strategies, for the purpose of achieving maximum energy cost savings. Individuals who can benefit significantly from this program include:

  • Energy engineers and consultants
  • New energy auditors
  • Plant and facility engineers
  •  Facility energy managers
  •  Corporate, educational, institutional and government energy managers
  • ESCO professionals
  • Utility professionals
  • Facility personnel who want to conduct in-house audits
  • Performance contracting professionals
  • Organizations considering energy projects
  • Utility managers
  • Instructors teaching energy analysis

Trainees shall receive a portfolio containing a comprehensive course manual.

Attendees shall receive a certificate of attendance from AMAD Tech.