Natural Gas Fuel Cell Technology
Steven G. Liescheidt, P.E., CCS, CCPR
This two hour online course discusses that a natural gas fuel cell is a simple, reliable way to improve natural gas utilization and efficiency. This technology converts natural gas into electricity to provide a quiet, clean, and highly efficient on-site electric generating system and thermal energy source that can reduce facility energy service costs by 20% to 40% over conventional energy service.
This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.
At the conclusion of this course, the student will learn aboutl:
This course is intended for mechanical, electrical and energy engineers.
Benefit for Attendee
Attendee of this course will be able to avoid situations that provide the most potential for corrosion and subsequent deterioration of the connected metals.
A natural gas fuel cell is a direct-energy conversion system with no moving parts. This technology can be a net-energy-saving technology when viewed from a source energy perspective. The high conversion efficiency of a fuel cell reduces total fuel consumption when the prime energy source fro electric generation is taken into account.
This course is primarily based on Federal Technology Alert - Natural Gas Fuel Cells, November 1995:
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This course discusses natural gas fuel cell technology from the perspective of understanding the applications and performance. In additions, a case study is included to show a real application and the life-cycle cost analysis of this installation. The course material discusses what to avoid and where to apply the natural gas fuel cell technology.
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Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.