Courses Catalogue

Energy Conservation And Efficiency

COURSE CODE: MEC4232
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Mechanical Engineering, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

COURSE CONTENT

Unit 1 Overview of Course                                                                     5Hours

Basic Areas for Energy Efficiency and Conservation Measures

Low Cost/ No Cost Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs) Weatherization ECMs

Replacement vs. Retrofits of Equipment

Unit 2                                                                                                        8Hours

Data Acquisition, Monitoring, Auditing, and System Balancing Equipment for Energy Analysis, including: data loggers, universal data recorder, flue gas analyzer, thermometer, utility meters, combustion analyzers, infrared thermography, airflow velocity meters, relative humidity measures, electrical meters, refrigeration measures, light meter, and sling psychrometer

Unit 3                                                                                                        5Hours

Energy bill analysis, including power factor correction, peak demand limiting, rate structure

and comparison to alternative rate opportunities, including green power

Unit 4 HVAC Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs)                      8Hour

HVAC tuning and operation ECMs, including equipment sizing, selection and maintenance,

heating  combustion  efficiency,   system  efficiency,   steam   traps,   chiller   optimization, Coefficient  of  Performance  and  Energy  Efficient  Rating,  stratified  air  consideration,

psychrometric charts, economizer cycles, waste heat recovery, operating and maintenance considerations, cogeneration and micro-turbines, and thermal storage

Unit  5  Other  Building  Equipment  ECMs  (kitchen,  laundry,  office  equipment )    5Hours

Energy Star and other Energy Efficiency Ratings

Domestic Water Heating ECMs

Compressed Air ECMs

Unit 6 Building Envelope ECMs         5 Hours

Conduction and infiltration heat loss/gain, including vapor barriers, insulation levels, radiant

heat gain/loss, solar shading, infiltration, building ventilation, and thermal mass of building

Unit7                  5Hours

Review renewable energy assessment and analysis (green power), green building, sustainabledesign

Unit 8 Electrical ECMs5Hours

Lighting Systems Review, Pumps, fans, motors review, including efficiencies, belt drives,

variable speed/frequency drives, load factors, fan laws, pump curves

Unit 9                4Hours

Energy Suppliers and Fuel Acquisition

Unit 10           4Hours

Prioritization   of   ECMs   based   on   Cost   Effectiveness   and   Environmental   Impacts

Unit 11                         6Hours

Case Study: Analyses and prioritizations of ECMs for a given facility   10

MODE OF DELIVERY

  •  Lectures
  •    Reading assignments
  •   Practical assignments
  •   Field trips
  •    Documentaries

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND / OR EQUIPMENT

  •   Whiteboard and Markers
  •   Flip Charts
  •  LCD Projectors& Computers
  •  CDs, DVDs and Tapes