Laboratories Best Practices: On Site Power Systems
Steven G. Liescheidt, P.E., CCS, CCPR
This one hour online course discusses the applications of on site power systems for laboratories including discussions on design considerations, energy savings and related codes and standards.
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:
This course is intended for electrical and mechanical engineers.
Benefit for Attendee
Attendee of this course will be able to better how to provide on site power systems as part of the integrated design of a laboratory.
On-site generation systems, also called distributed generation systems, are small, modular, decentralized, grid-connected, or off-grid energy systems. These systems are located in or near the place where the energy is used. They are also known as distributed energy or distributed power systems.
This course is primarily based on Laboratories For The 21st Century: Best Practices – On Site Power Systems For Laboratories, DOE/GO-102003-1773, December 2003:
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This course material addresses that the question of when should laboratory managers consider on-site power generation or combined heat and power systems for their facilities? Some answers to that question are in the guidelines in this course document and “rules of thumb” presented here. Actual costs and benefits for a particular facility can be determined through a detailed feasibility study.
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Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.