Proficiency Masterclass in Energy Management of Industrial Process Heating Systems



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Process Heating is used by all major industries to heat materials in manufacturing processes. It represents a large percentage of energy consumed in a typical industrial plant – sometimes as high as 70% of total plant energy. As one of the important areas, Energy Management of process heating systems offers attractive and cost-effective methods of energy savings and greenhouse gas emission reduction. Process heating systems include all commonly-used heating equipment such as heaters, furnaces, ovens, boilers, dryers, melters, etc. Studies show that most energy efficiency savings are achieved through changes in energy management in an industrial facility, rather than through installation of new technologies. There is much potential for process heating systems to be optimised to achieve energy-efficient outcomes.

About the Workshop:

This workshop is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of key process heating systems in energy intensive sectors. Participants will learn how to integrate energy improvements into the management of process heating network. The Process Heating Assessment and Survey Tool (PHAST) software, developed for the US Department of Energy to analyse and improve the performance of existing systems, will be introduced in the course.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the performance characteristics of process heating systems
  • Gain an enhanced understanding between system versus component approach to optimising process heating systems
  • Learn available methods to lower energy use and costs, and reduce emissions from process heating systems
  • Learn about plant energy efficiency improvements through the use of operations and maintenance (O&M) procedures
  • Identify performance problems and systems that are most likely to yield energy efficiency savings
  • Develop an action plan to achieve energy efficiency improvements
  • Integrate continuous energy improvement into the management of process heating systems

Who Should Attend:

  • Engineers, energy managers and plant managers working in industrial sectors such as refineries, petrochemicals, chemicals, electronics, biomedical, food manufacturing, precision engineering and printing
  • Energy consultants


  • 19 Singapore Certified Energy Managers (SCEM) PDUs
  • 18 Professional Engineers (PE) PDUs

30 May to 1 June 2016

9 am to 5 pm

Devan Nair Institute
Employment & Employability
80 Jurong East St 21, #01-07/08
Singapore 609607

FEES (inclusive of GST):
- S$2,395.73 or
- S$1,276.23 with grant*
*grant for the first 30 participants who are Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents

Please contact SEI at 1800-2255 632 or

Other Requirements:
Participants are required to bring along your own laptops* running on Windows 2000/Windows XP/Windows Vista with the latest service pack to facilitate workshop learning. You will be introduced to the use of the PHAST (Process Heating Assessment and Survey Tool)** software, developed for the US Department of Energy (USDOE), and available to users at no cost. Attendees will be guided through the hands-on use of the tool to analyse and improve the performance of your existing systems.

*If you are using your office laptop, please check that you are able to download the PHAST software as your office’s IT security might prevent you from doing so. An alternative is to bring your personal laptop to class. Please note that SEI does not have laptops for loan.

**Please refer to the website below for instructions on downloading the software:

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