OIT Times: BestPractices Training
September 23, 2000
BestPractices offers several training programs to help industry better manage energy systems and optimize efficiency. Offered in conjunction with Allied Partners, training is available throughout the year and around the country. Sessions are led by trained instructors and industry experts in pumps, motors and drives, compressed air, or steam systems management. Training and workshop topics include:
Adjustable Speed Drive Application workshop addresses the fundamentals of ASDs and offers a demonstration of the ASDMaster software. It is geared to industrial end-users, utility/account managers, and motor manufacturers.
Capturing the Value of Steam Efficiency is an awareness program offering ideas on public and private resources that can guide companies to better steam systems management. The seminar is ideal for energy managers as well as industrial energy service and equipment providers.
Fundamentals and Advanced Management of Compressed Air Systems seminars target the needs of plant engineers and maintenance supervisors who are responsible for ensuring optimal compressed air system performance. Participants in the Fundamentals of Compressed Air Systems seminar learn how to calculate the energy cost of compressed air and improve system efficiency and reliability. The Advanced Management of Compressed Air Systems seminar builds on the systems-based approach introduced in the Fundamentals course.
Pump Systems/PSAT workshop introduces the fundamentals of optimizing pump systems using the BestPractices Pump System Assessment Tool (PSAT). The workshop makes sense for municipal fresh water pumping facility operators and managers, wastewater treatment operators and managers, local government water/wastewater decision makers, industrial (e.g. chemical and refinery) pumping facility operators and managers, utility customer support staff, and consulting engineers.
Other BestPractices training options can be found on the BestPractices web site at www.oit.doe.gov/bestpractices/training/. The site also provides links to training available through Allied Partners, industry associations, and universities.