Proficiency Masterclass in Energy Management of Industrial Steam Systems

About the Workshop

Participants will study aspects of boiler plant and steam system efficiency, as well as performance improvements. Discussions will focus on operating parameters for drum-type boilers and systems and how to achieve maximum efficiencies. Armed with the easy-to-implement ideas gained from this workshop, participants will be able to identify areas for efficiency improvement and assess their impacts and costs to their organisations. The workshop will cover the basics of steam systems, methods for improving system performance, maintenance for efficiency improvement, combined heat power development (CHP), US Department of Energy software “Steam System Modeler” and “3E Plus insulation software”, monitoring and measurement aspects, new technologies, life cycle costing, and specific action plans and strategies for follow-up.

Learning Objectives:

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

  • Increase the operational efficiency of boiler plant processes and steam systems
  • Identify areas where losses are occurring and causing reduction in boiler plant and steam systems efficiencies
  • Apply methods learned to improve boiler plant and steam systems efficiency
  • Improve production and process efficiency, and establish a road map to a more reliable steam system

About the Speaker:

Dr Bhaskaran Gopalakrishnan is a Professor of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering (IMSE) at West Virginia University (WVU) and Director of the Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) funded by the US Department of Energy. He is the President and Member of Pro-Plus Engineering, PLLC. Through the IAC and as a private consultant, he has conducted numerous industrial and energy assessments as well as plant wide energy assessments for manufacturing facilities and has published widely in this field. Dr Gopalakrishnan obtained his B.E. (Hons) degree in Production Engineering from the College of Engineering at Guindy, University of Madras, India, M.S. degree in Operations Research from Southern Methodist University, and PhD degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from Virginia Tech. He is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) certified by the Association of Energy Engineers, Atlanta, Certified Practitioner in Energy Management Systems (CPEnMS), and a US DOE Qualified AirMaster+ Specialist, SSAT Qualified Specialist, FSAT Qualified Specialist, PSAT Qualified Specialist, a PHAST Qualified Specialist, and a LEED Green Associate. He is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of West Virginia.

His areas of research interests are industrial energy conservation, waste reduction, and productivity improvement. Dr. Gopalakrishnan has done energy efficiency projects and assessments for numerous manufacturing facilities in US and also some in China and India. As a result of this work, the various facilities have saved 15% to 20% on an average of the annual energy cost. Examples of such companies include Chrysler, Volvo, General Motors, Kraft, Hormel, and Tenaris. As a Professor at West Virginia University, Dr. Gopalakrishnan has completed numerous projects aimed towards energy efficiency, water and waste reduction, productivity improvement and renewable energy.

Who Should Attend:

  • Engineers, energy managers and plant managers working in industrial sectors such as refineries, petrochemicals, chemicals, waste management (incineration plants), power generation, biomedical and food manufacturing sectors
  • Energy consultants

This programme is pending the assignment of Professional Development Units (PDUs) from the Professional Engineers Board (PEB), Singapore Certified Energy Manager (SCEM) and Chartered Engineer (Singapore) Registry.

13 to 15 March 2017

9.00am to 5.00pm

Singapore Environment Institute
1 Kay Siang Road, #09-01
Singapore 248922
Training Room 2

Fees (inclusive of GST):

  • S$2,396.80 without grant
  • S$1,276.80 with grant*
    *grant for Singapore Citizens/Permanent Residents

Please contact SEI at 1800-22555632 or

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