Efficient industrial refrigeration operations and management
- COURSE OUTLINE
- SPEAKER BIO(S)
As a result of this course, you will be able to:
- Discuss utility electrical charges.
- Explain the basic operating principles of refrigeration components.
- Identify key efficiency opportunities for each refrigeration component.
- Describe best practices for operations and maintenance.
- Identify important energy savings measures to include in any facility improvement action plan.
Who should attend?
Industrial refrigeration technicians, contractors, specialists, system operators, maintenance personnel, design engineers and equipment vendors; production staff; facility owners and managers; and anyone with basic knowledge and interest in industrial refrigeration best practices.
What are the key efficiency opportunities in industrial refrigeration? How does each refrigeration component operate? What is that electric bill telling you? During this course, we’ll answer these questions and more. We’ll pay close attention to compressors, condensers, evaporators and control systems. Operations and maintenance best practices will be highlighted, as well as an action plan to implement improvements at any facility.
8–8:30 am: Registration and continental breakfast
8:30 am–4 pm: Program and lunch
The registration fee for attending this full-day course is $199, which includes continental breakfast and lunch. There is limited availability, so you are encouraged to register early.
Site information will be sent with your enrollment confirmation. If you have any special needs (e.g. dietary, physical), please let us know at the time of registration. All requests will be kept confidential.
Photo and video rights
We reserve the right to use photographs taken during the event for promotional purposes. Also, this program may be video taped for future publication.
Please note that in order to receive continuing education credits, you must be present for the entire training; partial credit cannot be given. In order to receive IACET credits, you will also need to participate in the assessment that takes place at the training. You must receive a 70% or higher in order to receive a course completion certificate with IACET listed.
AFE This program supports a topic within the body of knowledge outlined by the Association for Facilities Engineering CPE/CPMM/CPS Certification Programs, and should count as 0.625 CEUs (6.25 hours) toward re-certification.
BOC This course offers up to 6.25 points for BOC certified operators.
BOMI This course is approved for 6 continuing professional development points toward renewal of the professional designations offered by BOMI International.
GBCI Seventhwave is a provider of GBCI approved courses for continuing education. This is a GBCI approved course and offers 6 CE hours. Seventhwave is also a USGBC Education Partner.
IACET As an IACET Accredited Provider, Seventhwave offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard. Seventhwave is authorized by IACET to offer 0.6 CEUs for this program.
WI PE This course qualifies for up to 6 PDHs for professional engineers in the state of Wisconsin. The registrant must decide if this is a qualifying course as defined in the relevant Wisconsin Administrative Code (more information).
Introduction and course overview
- Refrigeration cheat sheet
Understanding your electric bill
- Difference between energy and demand
- Peak versus non-peak billing periods
- Utility bill example
- Estimating energy use and energy savings
- Energy efficiency terms and principles
- Refrigeration cycle overview
- Refrigeration system components
- Control systems
- Refrigeration equipment efficiency opportunities
- Reducing system lift
- Improving part load performance
- Control strategies to optimize refrigeration efficiency
- Operation and maintenance opportunities that have energy consequences
- Defrost optimization
- Reduction of refrigeration loads
- Calculating energy savings
Non-refrigeration systems at your facility
- Office HVAC and lighting
- Underfloor heat, freezer doors and battery chargers
Components of a successful energy management program
Conclusion and Q&A
Senior Project Engineer
Rob conducts retro-commissioning projects at industrial facilities with the primary task to identify no-cost/low-cost energy efficiency opportunities. Energy savings from these efforts are tracked with energy management information system software, which tie results to specific actions that are reported to facility personnel. He has conducted various seminars including energy management sessions for all levels of corporate clients. Rob has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, an MBA and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Utah.
Since its founding in 1993, Cascade Energy has been recognized as a leading provider for technical engineering services in the industrial energy efficiency market. Cascade Energy has expertise in virtually all industrial-sector energy-consuming subsystems including refrigeration, compressed air, pumps, fans, hydraulics, HVAC, process cooling, lighting and a variety of other sector-specific systems. Cascade Energy engineers are highly skilled at identifying energy-saving opportunities across a wide range of industries from food processing, cold storage and distribution, water/wastewater, high-tech and plastics manufacturing, to oil refining, pulp and paper and primary and secondary wood products.
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