Course NumberME-02-706
PDH Hours8
Improving Energy Efficiency at Petrochemical Facilities

Improving Energy Efficiency at Petrochemical Facilities

Energy is the most important cost factor in the U.S petrochemical industry, defined in this course as the chemical industry sectors producing large volume basic and intermediate organic chemicals as well as large volume plastics. The sector spends billions of dollars on fuels and electricity every year. Energy efficiency improvement is an important way to reduce these costs and to increase predictable earnings, especially in times of high energy price volatility. There are a variety of opportunities available at individual plants in the U.S. petrochemical industry to reduce energy consumption in a cost-effective manner.

This course discusses energy efficiency practices and energy efficient technologies that can be implemented at the component, process, facility, and organizational levels. A discussion of the trends, structure, and energy consumption characteristics of the petrochemical industry is provided along with a description of the major process technologies used within the industry. This course describes a wide variety of energy efficiency measures, including expected savings in energy and energy-related costs, based on case study data from real-world applications in the petrochemical and related industries worldwide. Typical measure payback periods and references to further information in the technical literature are also provided. This course is intended to help energy and plant managers and engineers in the petrochemical industry reduce energy consumption in a cost-effective manner while maintaining the quality of products manufactured.

Learning Objectives

This course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Overview of the U.S. petrochemical industry
  • Description of processes and equipment
  • Detailed analysis of energy usage in the petrochemical industry
  • Energy efficiency opportunities with motors, lighting, HVAC, and pumps
  • Energy management systems
  • Energy savings strategies

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