Technology webinars

Within this section we feature a range of webinars relevant to EECA BUSINESS.

University of Waikato webinars

The University of Waikato is currently hosting a series of one hour webinars which are  featured below following completion. Information regarding the registration process for these webinars can be found within the EECA BUSINESS training section.

University of Waikato training courses

Reducing Process Heat Use (Level 1)

Minimising thermal energy use through improved energy efficiency is a critical method for increasing plant profitability and long-term sustainability. However realising thermal efficiency improvements requires investment of resources, capital, effort, and time. The degree of investment and the level of process assessment becomes an important determinant of the potential for process energy savings. This webinar presents a basic assessment method (Level 1) for determining and prioritising businesses cases for simple waste heat recovery projects. Two successful industrial case studies are also presented to demonstrate how energy engineers and technicians can begin to search for first-cab-off-the-rank opportunities to reduce process heat use.

Sponsored by the EECA Business programme, this webinar is presented by Dr Timothy Walmsley, a Chemical Engineer from the University of Waikato Energy Research Centre.

 

Webinar - Reducing Process Heat Use - (Level 1) - 20 April 2016

Refrigeration Systems - getting the basics right

Refrigeration is a vital technology for New Zealand’s economy, but it is also energy intensive, and can be very costly when refrigerated facilities are not properly sized or managed. In this webinar we discuss the basics of good refrigeration practice including correct understanding of heat loads, the need for air movement, the need to minimise moisture ingress into the refrigerated space and general guides for maximising the energy efficiency of a refrigerated facility.

Sponsored by the EECA Business programme, this webinar is presented by Dr James Carson, a Senior Chemical Engineer from the University Of Waikato School Of Engineering.


Webinar - Refrigeration systems - getting the basics right - 6 April 2016

Variable Speed Drives

 

Webinar - Variable Speed Drives - 16 March 2016

Fan Curves, Systems Curves and how they intersect

 

Webinar - Fan Curves, Systems Curves and how they intersect

Industrial Boiler Water Treatment and chemistry - An Introduction

Controlling corrosion and deposition within any industrial boiler is critical to ensuring safe, reliable and efficient operation, but is often shrouded in mystery. For most industrial boilers this task is carried out with the use of expensive and proprietary chemical treatments, but not always well executed. The basis of effective industrial boiler water chemistry control is normally well understood, but when carried out incorrectly leads to avoidable increases in operating costs, plant pressure equipment failures & forced outages and potential contamination of downstream equipment.

This webinar will introduce the fundamentals of industrial boiler water treatment; including makeup water treatment, corrosion control, deposition control, blow down control, and carryover control. The webinar will be of interest to energy managers, operational and maintenance personal, technical staff, and engineers.

 

Webinar - Industrial Boiler Water Treatment and Chemistry  - An Introduction

3rd February 2016

Off Design Pump Systems

Fan systems are large energy users at many industrial and commercial sites, with numerous opportunities to make significant energy saving improvements, often through relatively minor and inexpensive system modifications or control set point adjustments. With most fans integrated into complex systems it is critical to understand the system as a whole to ensure an optimal outcome, beyond just the basic energy savings.

This webinar will outline the fundamental principles of establishing your system curve, and how fan selection and fan control strategies can impact on the stability and efficiency of the system as a whole. Several industrial case studies will be used to demonstrate the use of systems curve analysis to make gains in system capacity (de-bottlenecking), reliability and energy efficiency. It will be of interest to energy managers, operational and maintenance personal, technical staff, and engineers.



Webinar - Off Design Pump Systems - 3rd February 2016

Industrial fan systems assessment for energy reduction - getting started

Webinar: 30th September, 2015
Trainer: Dr James Neale
Duration: 1 hr

 

 

Pump Systems Assessment for Energy Reduction - An Introduction

Webinar: 14 October, 2015
Trainer: Dr Martin Atkins

 

 

Industrial Process Heat - An Introduction

Webinar:   28 October, 2015
Trainer: Dr Martin Atkins

 

 

Industrial Process Cooling - An Introduction

Webinar:  11 November, 2015
Trainer: Dr James Carson

 

 

Steam Systems Energy Efficiency - Getting Started

Webinar:  25 November, 2015 10am
Trainer: Dr James Neale

 

 

Compressed Air Systems Energy Efficiency - Getting Started

Webinar:  9th December, 2015
Trainer: Dr James Neale