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EMAN405 Energy Practice

Paper Description

This paper teaches the practical skills needed to carry out energy analysis in an industrial and commercial setting. Energy analysis is the first step in designing improved energy systems. Students start by developing a toolkit of useful qualitative and quantitative methods for analyzing energy systems from both a financial and a technical point of view. Students then learn to apply energy analysis to real world situations by carrying out professional energy audits of real industrial and commercial sites. Students learn how to obtain and analyze site data, identify areas of possible energy cost savings, and communicate this information to a real client with information on how to successfully implement improvements.

In addition to lectures and tutorials, the paper incorporates site visits to industrial and commercial premises. Past energy audits include local breweries, the Dunedin Art Gallery, water and waste water treatment plants around Dunedin, and coffee and tea factories.

The course consists of 13 lectures, 10 workshop sessions and 2 formal audits. In addition there are a number of guest lectures from industry representatives.

Assessment

Final exam 30%, Assignments 20%, Audits 50%.

Important information about assessment for EMAN 405

Course Coordinator

Associate Professor Zhifa Sun

Lecture Topics

Topic
Energy and exergy analysis
Financial analysis
Electrical energy including AC and DC electric motors
Practical energy auditing
Energy audit standards

Textbooks: Krarti M. (2011) Energy Audit of Building Systems: An Engineering Approach, 2nd ed., CRC Press, along with the AS/NZS 3598:2014 and the associated NZ Energy Audit Manual (June 2007)

After completing this paper students will be able to:

  • Apply theoretical understanding of energy concepts to real-world situations
  • State and apply a range of energy-analysis methodologies (including thermodynamic analysis, financial analysis and Life-Cycle Analysis) to a variety of systems
  • Use intuition to assess an energy system and identify where to prioritise efforts
  • Communicate confidently and effectively in a commercial context both in person and through industry reports
  • Carry out an energy audit of a commercial site to the New Zealand/Australia Audit Standard
  • Work independently and as part of a group to manage projects and time and to seek and use alternative resources


Formal University Information

The following information is from the University’s corporate web site.

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Details

Energy auditing including site surveys, data acquisition, metering, assessment of demand, analysis of data, project management, monitoring, targeting and reporting.

This paper teaches the practical skills needed to carry out energy analysis in an industrial and commercial setting. Energy analysis is the first step in designing improved energy systems. Students start by developing a toolkit of useful qualitative and quantitative methods for analysing energy systems from both a financial and a technical point of view. Students then learn to apply energy analysis to real-world situations by carrying out professional energy audits of real industrial and commercial sites. Students learn how to obtain and analyse site data, identify areas of possible energy cost savings and communicate this information to a real client with information on how to successfully implement improvements.

Paper title Energy Practice
Paper code EMAN405
Subject Energy Management
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,177.07
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,517.77

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Restriction
EMAN 304
Eligibility
Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.
Contact

zhifa.sun@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Associate Professor Zhifa Sun

Teaching Arrangements
In addition to lectures and tutorials, the paper incorporates site visits and case studies of real industrial and commercial premises. In the past we have completed audits of a local microbrewery, the Dunedin Art Gallery, several schools, water and waste-water treatment plants around Dunedin, Orokonui wildlife sanctuary, coffee and tea factories and several shops.
Textbooks

Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
After completing this paper students will be able to:
  • Apply theoretical understanding of energy concepts to real-world situations
  • State and apply a range of energy-analysis methodologies (including thermodynamic analysis, financial analysis and Life-Cycle Analysis) to a variety of systems
  • Use intuition to assess an energy system and identify where to prioritise efforts
  • Communicate confidently and effectively in a commercial context both in person and through industry reports
  • Carry out an energy audit of a commercial site to the New Zealand/Australia Audit Standard
  • Work independently and as part of a group to manage projects and time and to seek and use alternative resources

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Energy auditing including site surveys, data acquisition, metering, assessment of demand, analysis of data, project management, monitoring, targeting and reporting.

This paper teaches the practical skills needed to carry out energy analysis in an industrial and commercial setting. Energy analysis is the first step in designing improved energy systems. Students start by developing a toolkit of useful qualitative and quantitative methods for analysing energy systems from both a financial and a technical point of view. Students then learn to apply energy analysis to real-world situations by carrying out professional energy audits of real industrial and commercial sites. Students learn how to obtain and analyse site data, identify areas of possible energy cost savings and communicate this information to a real client with information on how to successfully implement improvements.

Paper title Energy Practice
Paper code EMAN405
Subject Energy Management
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2020 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Restriction
EMAN 304
Eligibility
Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.
Contact

zhifa.sun@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Associate Professor Zhifa Sun

Teaching Arrangements
In addition to lectures and tutorials, the paper incorporates site visits and case studies of real industrial and commercial premises. In the past we have completed audits of a local microbrewery, the Dunedin Art Gallery, several schools, water and waste-water treatment plants around Dunedin, Orokonui wildlife sanctuary, coffee and tea factories and several shops.
Textbooks

Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
After completing this paper students will be able to:
  • Apply theoretical understanding of energy concepts to real-world situations
  • State and apply a range of energy-analysis methodologies (including thermodynamic analysis, financial analysis and Life-Cycle Analysis) to a variety of systems
  • Use intuition to assess an energy system and identify where to prioritise efforts
  • Communicate confidently and effectively in a commercial context both in person and through industry reports
  • Carry out an energy audit of a commercial site to the New Zealand/Australia Audit Standard
  • Work independently and as part of a group to manage projects and time and to seek and use alternative resources

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None