Credit: 14 PDH
Course Fee: $210.00
This course describes basic process heating applications and equipment, and outlines opportunities for energy and performance improvements. It also discusses the merits of using a systems approach in identifying and implementing these improvement opportunities. It is not intended to be a comprehensive technical text on improving process heating systems, but serves to raise awareness of potential performance improvement opportunities, provides practical guidelines, and offers suggestions on where to find additional help. This course contains information in the following sections:
Process Heating Basics
For users unfamiliar with the basics of process heating systems, or for users seeking a refresher, a brief discussion of the equipment, processes, and applications is provided.
Performance Improvement Opportunities-Fuel-Based Systems
This section discusses key factors for improving the performance of fuel-based process heating systems. This section is categorized by opportunity type: 1) heat generation; 2) heat containment; 3) heat transfer; 4) waste heat recovery; and 5) enabling technologies.
Performance Improvement Opportunities-Electric-Based Systems
This section discusses key factors for improving the performance of electric-based process heating systems. Electric-based solutions and opportunities are described by technology type.
Best Practices Process Heating Performance Improvement Tools
This section describes several resources and tools developed through the best practices initiative within DOE’s Industrial Technologies Program.
Process Heating System Economics
To support the improvement opportunities presented in Sections 2 through 4, this section provides recommendations to financially justify process heating improvement projects.
Where to Find Help
In addition to a comprehensive listing of resources and tools, this section contains a directory of associations and other organizations engaged in enhancing process heating system efficiency.
Review the quiz before studying the course.
Course Author: US Department of Energy