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Boiler Efficiency Institute Workshops: Spring 2017

The Energy Office sponsored three workshops this spring that were taught by the Boiler Efficiency Institute. Courses on HVAC, electrical systems, and boilers were taught by Auburn University professors who have a combined total of more than 100 years of experience. The courses serve as a great opportunity to get a refresher on efficiency topics, get another perspective on issues you may have at your facility, and receive continuing education.
The first workshop was an HVAC course. It was held April 5 and 6 in Greenville with approximately 33 people in attendance. Topics covered included reducing maintenance and operating cost, meeting comfort requirements, refrigerant storage, water quality, and system performance.
Approximately 30 people attended the second course, Electrical Systems, held April 25 and 26 in Columbia. Topics included system fundamentals, rate schedules, variable speed drives, and system optimization.
The final course was a Boiler Course that was held May 24 and 25 in Columbia.  Topics included boiler types, reducing costs, combustion controls, and maintenance. Attendees were able to ask questions about their facility and get ideas for improving boiler performance.
If you were not able to attend one of these courses, the Energy Office anticipates offering similar courses next spring. If you have any suggestions for additional courses or topics you would like to see the Energy Office offer, please contact Stacey Washington at swashington@regstaff.sc.gov or 803-737-0804.