Insulation Audit and the Economic Thickness of Insulation

Course Number: M-3047
Credit: 3 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: A. Bhatia, Mechanical Engineer
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Overview

In Insulation Audit and the Economic Thickness of Insulation, you'll learn ...

  • Assessment of thermal losses
  • Thermodynamic equations governing heat transfer from flat and cylindrical surfaces
  • Concept of insulation audit (instruments and measurements)
  • Computation of heat losses and surface temperatures with real time examples

Overview

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Credit: 3 PDH

Length: 47 pages

Consideration of cost and conservation of fuel warrant a close assessment of insulation systems in the existing installations and new projects. Identifying the rate of thermal energy (heat) loss from an inadequate or uninsulated surface is the starting point for understanding the incentive for installing thermal insulation.

A thermal insulation thickness that satisfies an economic assessment of the minimal cost of owning and operating a thermal system is commonly called the economic thickness. The economic thickness pays for itself by earning a return over its original cost. From this definition, any changes occurring in the prices of fuel or in the insulation cost will tend to shift the economic thickness to another value. Therefore the insulation levels, which were uneconomical in the earlier years, may be quite lucrative now due to drastic increase in fuel prices in the recent years. Based on the prevailing cost structure one has to review the entire insulation system and assess if additional insulation is necessary to achieve optimum economy.

This 4 hours online course provides insight to the energy loss from an inadequate or uninsulated surface and discusses "how much" insulation is adequate for economic criteria.

This course is aimed at Mechanical, Chemical and Process Engineers, System Design Engineers working in Power, P&C, Refineries, Fertilizers, Metal and Mining, Manufacturing and Engineering industries, Energy Auditors, Operational and Maintenance Personnel, Health and Safety Personnel and Loss Prevention Engineers.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Assessment of thermal losses
  • Thermodynamic equations governing heat transfer from flat and cylindrical surfaces
  • Concept of insulation audit (instruments and measurements)
  • Computation of heat losses and surface temperatures with real time examples
  • Potential of energy saving opportunities
  • Economics and payback analysis
  • Factors affecting insulation degradation and effective maintenance practices
  • Parameters affecting quality of insulation job
  • Concept of economic thickness of insulation

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 20 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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