Combined Heat and Power (CHP)
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Combined heat and power (CHP) market conditions and economics are major considerations for the co-generation in the energy supply industries. In addition, distributed or embedded power generation is of increasing importance for any national grid network.
By exploiting the ‘waste’ heat and shaft power from a prime mover, combined heat and power offers real enhancements in overall efficiency and a consequent reduced global warming impact. This is true whether the prime mover is a diesel engine or a gas turbine.
When the starting point is an existing industrial process, the ‘assets’ of the system in terms of available fuels and process temperatures can be investigated for their CHP potential.
Cranfield University is located at the very heart of the UK – within the innovation triangle between London and the cities of Oxford and Cambridge.
Our central location provides easy access from the M1, excellent main line rail service as well as proximity to key international airports. Set in rolling countryside, Cranfield offers a rich, rural landscape complemented by thriving towns and picturesque villages.
- Road: We are just 10 minutes from Junctions 13 & 14 of the M1 motorway. There is free parking on campus.
- Rail: Milton Keynes or Bedford
- Air: London Luton (22 miles), Heathrow (50 miles) or Birmingham (70 miles).
£1710 or £1540 for CHPA members
Accommodation is on a full-board basis from the evening before the course commences until the afternoon of the last day. The course fee includes refreshments and lunch during the day. The accommodation fee includes all other meals. Details of accommodation will be provided in the delegate information pack.
How to register
For more information on this course or booking details please contact:
Power and Propulsion short courses
T: + 44 (0) 1234 754683
The presentations, given by experienced engineers on all the subjects involved, are complemented by discussion sessions and some demonstrations and tutorials.
The course will progressively build up the delegate’s understanding of the prime movers, steam plant, and the thermodynamic principles of CHP. A key aspect of the course will be the methods of performance evaluation and energy demand analysis, from which is derived the financial evaluation of the CHP proposal. Sometimes, over the last decade, the economics of technically-good CHP projects have turned out disappointing, but hopes are raised for real encouragement from governments in the UK and other European states. This course will provide delegates with the knowledge to develop and CHP proposal with sound business case, to take advantage of the upturn when it comes.
The course material includes the following:
- Gas turbines a prime mover for CHP
- Diesels as prime mover for CHP
- CHP Market conditions & economics
- Embedded/distributed generation
- CHP performance evaluation
- CHP economic evaluation
- Selection of equipment
- Steam plant/boilers
- De-regulated electricity markets
- Combustors and emissions
- Data collection for CHP planning
- CHP case studies
- CHP applied to a large hospital
- CHP in practice
- Future opportunities
Who should attend?
The course would be of benefit to project engineers, consultant engineers, designers and energy managers in the oil, gas, power and process industries. Increasingly, CHP is becoming of interest to architects and consulting engineers of large building complexes. The course may also be useful to local and central government officers with responsibility for energy policy. It would be appropriate for both user industries and manufacturers of CHP equipment.
Dr Yiguang Li
T: +44 (0)1234 754723
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