U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Advanced Manufacturing Office
Fan System Qualified Specialist Training Begins in April
March 10, 2005
DOE's Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) recently introduced the Fan System Assessment Tool (FSAT), the latest in the suite of DOE-developed software tools. With FSAT, industrial plant operators can calculate the amount of energy your fan system uses, determine fan system efficiency, and quantify the savings potential of an upgraded fan system.
To help industrial professionals enhance their knowledge and take full advantage of opportunities identified in the software programs, ITP sponsors training sessions throughout the year. ITP will launch a 2 ½ -day pilot session, Fan System Qualified Specialist Training, April 12-14, in Arlington Heights, Illinois, in cooperation with the Air Movement and Control Association, Inc. (AMCA). This first "pilot" training is for experienced industry professionals interested in evaluating the FSAT tool and training and becoming Qualified Fan System Specialists. By successfully completing this advanced training, DOE will recognize you as a Specialist in the use of FSAT. As a Specialist, you can then apply the tool to help your plant or industrial customers identify ways to improve fan system efficiency. For more information and to register, e-mail Bill Gentes at email@example.com or call 847-394-0150.
In addition, ITP offers a 1-day Fan System Assessment Training, which highlights the benefits of optimizing fan systems and examining fan system performance characteristics. To learn more about ITP's fan and other industrial efficiency training, see ITP's BestPractices training page. For information about ITP's tools and resources contact the EERE Information Center or call 1-877-EERE-INF (1-877-337-3463).