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Energy Delivering Systems (Module II)

This is the second module in this Certificate Program. It is 100% Online.

Course Outline

Session 9 - Fossil Fuels

  • Characteristics of Fossil Fuels
  • Current Rates of Consumption and Total Resource Availability
  • Estimated Reserves and Resources of Fossil Fuels
  • Worldwide Oil Production Trends
  • Potential Role for Non-conventional Fossil Resources as Substitutes for Oil and Gas
  • Probable Past and Future of Fossil Fuels   

Session 10 - Stationary Combustion Technologies Converting Fossil Fuels to Electricity

  • Combustion-based generating systems
  • The Electric Power Plant
  • A Systems Approach to Combustion Technology

Session 11 - Fundamentals of Combustion Cycle

  • Rankine Vapour Cycle
  • Brayton Gas Cycle
  • Advanced Combustion Cycles for Maximum Efficiency:
    • Super-critical Cycle
    • Combined Cycle
    • Super-heating of Steam in Combined Cycle
    • Co-generation and Combined Heat and Power
    • Conditions for Successful Application of Co-generation
    • Limitations on the Ability to Use Process Heat  
  • Economic Analysis of Investments in High-Efficiency Combustion Systems

Session 12 - Steam and Energy Savings

  • Steam generation, heat balance and heat losses
  • Example of Project “The boiler improvement evaluation”
  • Steam Leaks Log

Session 13 - Steam and Energy Savings (continued)

  • Analyzing the Potential for Waste Heat Recovery
  • Economics of Waste Heat Recovery
  • Waste Heat Recovery Equipment
    • Air preheaters / Economizers
    • Recuperators.
    • Heat wheels
    • Run-around coils
    • Finned-tube heat exchangers
    • Heat pipe heat exchangers
    • Waste heat boilers

Session 14 - Steam and Energy Savings (continued)

  • Boiler efficiency improvement
    • Inspecting the Boiler System
    • Load Engineering
    • Insulation
    • Components
  • Steam distribution system improvement
    • Insulation
    • Steam Leaks
    • Steam Traps
    • Water Treatment

Session 15 - Heating, Ventilation, and Air-conditioning (HVAC) Systems

  • Typical HVAC equipment components
  • HVAC related energy conservation and savings:
    • Supply side with demand side alignment
    • Operation
      • Operating Time/Set Point
      • Operating Parameters
      • Damper Economizer Control
      • Variable Frequency Drive Control
      • Resetting Discharge Supply Temperature Control
    • Maintenance
      •      Preventive Maintenance
        • Gas Burner Calibration
        • Belt Calibration
        • Sensor Calibration
      • Predictive Maintenance
    • Recommissioning
      • Understanding the Current Situation
      • Opportunity Identification
      • Countermeasures for Improvement
      • Next Steps Planning

Session 16 - Control Systems and Computers

  • Manual Systems
  • Basic Automatic Controls -Timers and Dimmers
  • Programmable Controllers
  • Computerized Systems
  • Computer Utilization