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Title: Industrial Energy Training and Certification

Compressed air systems, ammonia refrigeration systems, chilled water systems, steam systems, process heating systems, combined heat and power systems, pump systems and fan systems are major industrial energy systems commonly found in manufacturing facilities. Efficiency of these systems contributes significantly to whole facilities' energy performance. On the national, even 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 advanced. The purpose of this paper is to review currently available training and certification programs focusing on these systems and to identify the gap between market's needs and currently available programs. Three major conclusions are: first, most training programs focus on operations, maintenance, safety and design although some briefly touch the energy performance aspect; second, except CRES by RETA and PSA Certificate and PSAP Master Certification by HI, no other certifications had been found emphasizing on knowledge and skills for improving and maintaining these systems' energy performance; third, developing energy efficiency focused training and ANSI accredited certification programs on these energy systems will fill the gap between market's needs and currently available programs.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [2]
  1. U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Industrial Technologies Program
  2. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Plant Engineering
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 2017; Journal Issue: November; Journal ID: ISSN 0032-082X
Publisher:
CFE Media
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION
OSTI Identifier:
1409278

Glatt, Sandy, Cox, Daryl, Nimbalkar, Sachin U., Wenning, Thomas J., Thirumaran, Kiran, and Guo, Wei. Industrial Energy Training and Certification. United States: N. p., Web.
Glatt, Sandy, Cox, Daryl, Nimbalkar, Sachin U., Wenning, Thomas J., Thirumaran, Kiran, & Guo, Wei. Industrial Energy Training and Certification. United States.
Glatt, Sandy, Cox, Daryl, Nimbalkar, Sachin U., Wenning, Thomas J., Thirumaran, Kiran, and Guo, Wei. 2017. "Industrial Energy Training and Certification". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1409278.
@article{osti_1409278,
title = {Industrial Energy Training and Certification},
author = {Glatt, Sandy and Cox, Daryl and Nimbalkar, Sachin U. and Wenning, Thomas J. and Thirumaran, Kiran and Guo, Wei},
abstractNote = {Compressed air systems, ammonia refrigeration systems, chilled water systems, steam systems, process heating systems, combined heat and power systems, pump systems and fan systems are major industrial energy systems commonly found in manufacturing facilities. Efficiency of these systems contributes significantly to whole facilities' energy performance. On the national, even 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 advanced. The purpose of this paper is to review currently available training and certification programs focusing on these systems and to identify the gap between market's needs and currently available programs. Three major conclusions are: first, most training programs focus on operations, maintenance, safety and design although some briefly touch the energy performance aspect; second, except CRES by RETA and PSA Certificate and PSAP Master Certification by HI, no other certifications had been found emphasizing on knowledge and skills for improving and maintaining these systems' energy performance; third, developing energy efficiency focused training and ANSI accredited certification programs on these energy systems will fill the gap between market's needs and currently available programs.},
doi = {},
journal = {Plant Engineering},
number = November,
volume = 2017,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {11}
}