Waste Heat Recovery System Design: 5-Day Training Course Overview

The objective of this course is to provide participants theoretical and practical training on designing waste heat recovery systems to improve energy efficiency in existing and new energy intensive systems. During this 5-day (8 hours per day) course the participants will be exposed to the design of systems for waste heat recovery from low, medium and high temperature sources.

During this interactive course, the participants will have hands-on practical training on designing thermodynamic cycles and components for waste heat recovery systems using AxCYCLE™ and AxSTREAM®, respectively. This comprehensive course gives an in-depth insight into cycle analysis and turbine engineering for axial, radial-inflow and radial-outflow turbines, starting from general discussion like energy systems, heat exchanger types and selection, specificities of pumps in ORC and opportunities for waste heat recovery and ending with complete design of flow path and 3D blades for the turbine with attachments. Exercises will be provided to attendees on both the theoretical and practical sections to ensure proper understanding of the contents presented.

The scope includes:
  • Assessment and opportunities for waste heat recovery
  • Thermodynamic cycle analysis for waste heat recovery with different fluids and configurations
  • Effect of recuperation on cycle performance
  • Basics of gas dynamics and fluid properties
  • Organic fluids and selection criteria
  • Specificities of designing for ORC vs other fluids
  • ORC design and analysis
  • Waste heat recovery component selection and design
  • Brief overview and selection of heat exchanger technologies for waste heat recovery
  • Turbine fundamentals and design parameters
  • Primary turbine elements, stage analysis
  • Expander technology selection
  • Axial and radial (both inflow and outflow) turbines preliminary design
  • Turbine detailed design of axial and radial turbines
  • Losses in axial and radial turbines
  • Performance and off-design turbine analysis
  • Blade profile generation and 3-D shape configuration
  • Auxiliary components, full plant cycles overview, current machine designs
  • Specificities and selection of pumps for ORC
  • Flow and speed control systems
  • Challenges and opportunities in waste heat recovery systems
Who should attend:
  • Engineers involved in design and development of systems and technologies for the improvement of energy efficiency by recovering waste heat.
  • Professionals working on renewable and green energy technologies
  • Technocrats and entrepreneurs interested in exploring the opportunities for green energy technologies
  • Engineers who are interested in breaking into the field of turbomachinery and want to learn about waste heat recovery technologies, ORC cycle design and fundamentals of turbine preliminary flow path design and optimization as well as receive a free 1 month trial of the leading turbomachinery design and analysis software suite.
  • Engineering professionals interested in learning more about the capabilities of the AxCYCLE™ and AxSTREAM® Platform.
  • Engineering students interested in being early adopters of the next generation of turbomachinery optimization tools and learning in depths about the capabilities of AxCYCLE™ and AxSTREAM®, the Gold Standard for Turbomachinery design.
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