Course syllabus


KVM013 KVM013 Industrial energy systems lp2 HT21 (7.5 hp)

This course is offered by the Division of Energy Technology at the Department of Space, Earth and Environment

For more information about the course, please consult the Course-PM available through the link below.

IES 2021 Syllabus and Schedule FINAL.pdf




Learning objectives and syllabus

Learning objectives:

  • calculate energy conversion performance characteristics for process utility boilers, heat pumps, and combined heat and power (CHP) units based on steam turbine or gas turbine cycles, for given energy conversion process parameters
  • determine the pinch temperature and the minimum heating and cooling requirements for a given industrial process and a given value of minimum acceptable temperature difference for heat exchanging
  • determine target values for the number of heat exchanger units, the heat exchanger network surface area, and the investment cost for a heat exchanger network that meets the above energy targets, and analyse the impact of choice of minimum temperature difference for heat exchanging on these energy and cost targets (supertargeting)
  • design a heat exchanger network for maximum heat recovery for a given new (greenfield) process and improve this design by relaxation of the requirement for maximum heat recovery
  • identify and quantify inefficiencies (pinch violations) in the heat exchanger network of an existing process and suggest design modifications to reduce the heating and cooling demands of the existing network (retrofit)
  • identify opportunities and quantify the potential for integration of high-efficiency energy conversion technologies and advanced utility systems (heat pumps, combined heat and power units, district heating) at an industrial process site
  • evaluate designs of new heat exchanger networks, retrofit modifications of existing heat exchanger networks and the integration of heat pumps, combined heat and power units and thermal separation plants with respect to energy efficiency, greenhouse gas emissions and economic performance
  • identify the cost-optimal mix of technologies for satisfying an industrial process heat demand with given load characteristics, accounting for current and possible future energy market conditions, including costs associated with emissions of greenhouse gases


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Course summary:

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