In many fan systems, the amount of electrical energy used to drive the motor is a small fraction of the thermal energy carried by the air or gas. When this thermal energy is wasted, or dumped to atmosphere, it can represent a huge opportunity for energy savings through heat recovery. In new commercial air conditioning applications where there is a high demand for outdoor air, recovering the “cool” energy in the air that is spilled is often immediately cost effective, without any payback period. Industrial thermal processes such as boilers, foundry dust exhaust, and steel mill ovens, (among others) are often great candidates for heat recovery.
In this course you will be introduced to 5 different strategies for thermal energy recovery, including the use of: heat wheel, air-to-air, air-to-water, water-to-air, and glycol run-around heat recovery systems. The course also includes a method for estimating the potential energy savings, so you can see if the project has enough value to proceed with the design and implementation.
- Includes pdf course notes that are handy for future reference, and make it easier for you to follow along, especially if English is not your first language
- Includes IP - SI spreadsheet calculator for unit conversion
- You can leave the course and the system will save your progress for when you come back, but you must finish within 30 days of enrolling
- Explore or re-visit topics in the sequence you desire
- Learning activities and quiz questions keep you engaged in the topics
- SI units only
- Allow at least 1 hour 45 minutes in your schedule for completing this course
- After passing the course, you can print a certificate of completion for your employer
- Eligible for continuing education credit
- For multi-person or multi-course discounts, email firstname.lastname@example.org