Air Conditioning with Thermal Energy Storage

A. Bhatia

About A. Bhatia

Mr. A. Bhatia is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.


Mr. Bhatia is a graduate engineer with 20 plus years of extensive experience in electro-mechanical engineering, procurement and construction industry. He has been involved in setting up grass root projects from zero to commissioning, interfacing with architects, machinery suppliers, vendors for projects nationally and globally.


He received 4-years bachelors' degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited Delhi university in India.


He specializes in conceptual design, optimization studies, energy efficient and environmentally responsible system designs for Infrastructure facilities, Green Buildings, Oil & Gas facilities, Power Plants and Metal & Mining. His core strengths are in the following areas:

  • HVAC, loss prevention and plumbing
  • Energy & Environment Conservation
  • Utility Systems (compressed air, water treatment, cooling, power generation, boiler systems, plumbing, etc)
  •  All type of mechanical package equipments (chillers, fans, pumps, conveyors, EOT cranes, DG sets, welding, machining, materials, heat transfer etc)
  •  Electrical and Control Systems (motors, power factor, short circuiting, transformers, AC/DC circuits)

In his current role, Mr. Bhatia provides consulting services to a number of facilities such as airports, commercial buildings, chemical, biomedical and pharmaceutical facilities, power generation, oil & gas, manufacturing, consumer products. Prior to this, he has worked with United Nations led program on energy conservation and clean development mechanism (CDM) jointly with renowned international experts specialized in their sectors. He has vast international experience on various global projects all over the world in US, UK, Australia, Canada and Middle East.


He has presented technical papers and has drafted nearly 70-energy audit and management reports. He has also published more than 100 technical courses for professional development hours.


COURSE NO: M04-028
PRICE: $96


Course Highlights

This continuing education online PDH course is NY approved. This course is also accepted in the States of AK, AL, AR, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WV and WY.

Thermal energy storage (TES) system is a load shifting strategy for creation of cooling to off-peak hours. In a TES system, a storage media is cooled during periods of low cooling demand and the stored cooling is used later to meet air-conditioning load or process cooling loads. Operating refrigeration chillers at night and displacing energy use from peak (day time) to off-peak periods when the energy is at a lower cost is the primary objective of TES system.


As a proven technology, chilled water or ice thermal storage systems supply the desired reliability for high air conditioning availability during peak hours and can substantially cut operating costs and reduces capital outlays when systems are suitably designed. It offers building owners the potential for substantial operating cost savings by using off-peak electricity to produce chilled water or ice for use in cooling during peak-hours.


TES applications are numerous and include private industry, residential & commercial complexes, universities & school campus, hospitals, hotels, other government facilities, and district cooling utility systems (i.e., systems in which a business operates a centralized chilled water plant and utilizes a distribution network to sell chilled water to multiple cooling customer facilities).


This course provides an overview of various TES technology options and discusses their inherent pros and cons.


This online PDH course is applicable to architects, air-conditioning engineers, controls engineers, contractors, environmentalists, energy auditors and loss prevention professionals. It is assumed that all the readers know the basic functioning of the air conditioning system.


In this course, you need to review the course document titled, “Air Conditioning with Thermal Energy Storage” provided below. Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions to earn 4 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.


Learning Objectives

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

  • Overview of thermal energy storage systems
  • Understanding chilled water storage systems
  • Understanding ice thermal storage systems
  • Selecting a right TES system
  • Familiarizing with district cooling system

Course Document

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