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Title: Training and Certification Programs on Industrial Energy Systems in the United States

Abstract

The major industrial energy systems commonly found in manufacturing facilities are compressed air, ammonia refrigeration, chilled water, steam, process heating, combined heat and power, pumps, and fans. The efficiency of these systems contributes significantly to the whole-facility energy performance. On the national and even the international level, well-structured training and highly recognized certification programs help develop a highly skilled and qualified workforce to maintain and improve facilities' energy performance, particularly as technologies within these systems become more and more advanced. The purpose of this paper is to review currently available vendor-agnostic training and certification programs focusing on these systems and to identify the gap between market needs and currently available programs. Its three major conclusions are (1) most training programs focus on operations, maintenance, safety, and design although some briefly touch on energy performance aspects. (2) The Certified Refrigeration Energy Specialist certification by RETA the and Pump System Assessment Professional certification by HI were the only certifications found to be tool-agnostics and emphasize knowledge and skills for improving and maintaining systems energy performance. (3) Developing energy efficiency focused training and ANSI accredited certification programs for industrial energy systems will fill the gap between market needs and currently available programs.

Authors:
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  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  2. Dept. of Energy (DOE), Washington DC (United States). Industrial Technologies Program
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Advanced Manufacturing Office (EE-5A)
OSTI Identifier:
1427617
Report Number(s):
ORNL/TM-2018/17
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
96 KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND PRESERVATION

Citation Formats

Guo, Wei, Wenning, Thomas J., Nimbalkar, Sachin U., Cox, Daryl, Thirumaran, Kiran, and Glatt, Sandy. Training and Certification Programs on Industrial Energy Systems in the United States. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1427617.
Guo, Wei, Wenning, Thomas J., Nimbalkar, Sachin U., Cox, Daryl, Thirumaran, Kiran, & Glatt, Sandy. Training and Certification Programs on Industrial Energy Systems in the United States. United States. doi:10.2172/1427617.
Guo, Wei, Wenning, Thomas J., Nimbalkar, Sachin U., Cox, Daryl, Thirumaran, Kiran, and Glatt, Sandy. Mon . "Training and Certification Programs on Industrial Energy Systems in the United States". United States. doi:10.2172/1427617. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1427617.
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title = {Training and Certification Programs on Industrial Energy Systems in the United States},
author = {Guo, Wei and Wenning, Thomas J. and Nimbalkar, Sachin U. and Cox, Daryl and Thirumaran, Kiran and Glatt, Sandy},
abstractNote = {The major industrial energy systems commonly found in manufacturing facilities are compressed air, ammonia refrigeration, chilled water, steam, process heating, combined heat and power, pumps, and fans. The efficiency of these systems contributes significantly to the whole-facility energy performance. On the national and even the international level, well-structured training and highly recognized certification programs help develop a highly skilled and qualified workforce to maintain and improve facilities' energy performance, particularly as technologies within these systems become more and more advanced. The purpose of this paper is to review currently available vendor-agnostic training and certification programs focusing on these systems and to identify the gap between market needs and currently available programs. Its three major conclusions are (1) most training programs focus on operations, maintenance, safety, and design although some briefly touch on energy performance aspects. (2) The Certified Refrigeration Energy Specialist certification by RETA the and Pump System Assessment Professional certification by HI were the only certifications found to be tool-agnostics and emphasize knowledge and skills for improving and maintaining systems energy performance. (3) Developing energy efficiency focused training and ANSI accredited certification programs for industrial energy systems will fill the gap between market needs and currently available programs.},
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year = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2018},
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