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Mechanical Systems and Equipment 15 PDH Discount Package

PACKAGE NO: DP15M-21
PACKAGE PDH: 15
PACKAGE PRICE: $216
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Courses in this Package
COURSE TITLE: Cooling Towers
COURSE NO: M07-001
COURSE PROVIDER: A. Bhatia
Cooling Towers
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides comprehensive information on cooling water systems and describes different types of cooling towers, their mechanical components and the problems associated with cooling water.

 

A cooling tower is a device used in industry to cool hot water (by partial evaporation) before reusing it as a coolant. Water directly contacts surrounding air and a very small part (1-2%) evaporate. This evaporation increases the air temperature and humidity and decreases the temperature of the water making it possible to cool below the normal air temperature. Although this heat is usually transferred to a cool, flowing volume of water, final rejection is always to the atmosphere and, invariably, is accomplished by some form of heat exchanger.

 

The machines and processes of industry, as well as the air-conditioning systems for buildings generate tremendous amounts of heat, which must be continuously, dissipated if these machines and processes are to continue to operate efficiency. Water cooling is the most efficient method of dissipating heat.

 

This 7 PDH online course is applicable to mechanical engineers, design and construction personnel, technical staff and facility personnel who are interested in gaining a better understanding of cooling towers.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Learn different types of heat rejection systems
  • Learn the operational theory and principles of evaporative cooling tower
  • Describe the factors affecting the performance of cooling tower
  • Learn the various materials used in construction of cooling tower
  • Understand the functions of various components of cooling tower
  • Describe various control options
  • Understand the layout and installation considerations
  • Understand the water distribution mechanisms, noise and vibration issues
  • Understand the cooling tower water balance
  • Learn the importance of cooling water treatment
  • Describe the cooling tower testing requirements, various codes and standards
  • Learn by examples the equations to calculate the evaporation rate, fresh water make up and blowdown requirements
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the document titled "Cooling Towers".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Cooling Towers (475 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of thirty-five (35) questions to earn 7 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you may print your Certificate of Completion after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email you your Certificate of Completion. Also, you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

COURSE TITLE: Modulating Condensing Fuel-Fired Boilers
COURSE NO: M02-008
Modulating Condensing Fuel-Fired Boilers
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course describes the benefits of using modular condensing boilers and water heaters along with the installation and maintenance considerations. In addition, the course explains about certifications, emissions, life-cycle costs and case studies using this technology.

 

A modulating/condensing fuel fired water heater or hydronic boiler can avoid losses associated, in conventional units, with cycling at less than full load and with un-recovered latent heat of water produced in the combustion process.  A system which incorporates features that minimize cycling by modulating fuel and air flow to the combustor and that recover additional heat from condensing moisture in the flue gas stream can achieve reductions in fuel consumption, operating costs, and emissions.

 

This 2 PDH online course is applicable to mechanical engineers who work with systems involving fuel fired water heaters and boilers.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Benefits
  • Applications
  • Installation considerations
  • Emissions
  • Maintenance
  • Life-cycle costs
  • Case studies
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course you will need to review the material contained in Modulating/Condensing Fuel-Fired Water Heater and Hydronic Boiler, DOE/EE-0171.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Modulating Condensing Fuel-Fired Boilers (715 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of ten (10) questions to earn 2 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this DOE/EE publication.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you may print your Certificate of Completion after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email you your Certificate of Completion. Also, you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

COURSE TITLE: Heat Tracing Systems
COURSE NO: E04-019
COURSE PROVIDER: A. Bhatia
Heat Tracing Systems
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides guidance on heat tracing, its different types (electric, steam, hot water), and its advantages and limitations.

 

The term heat-tracing refers to the continuous or intermittent application of heating pipelines, tanks, vessels or other equipment used for storage or transportation of a product (liquid, powder or gas). The purpose of heat tracing is to compensate or make up for the heat loss to the surrounding atmosphere in low ambient temperature climates. Some applications for heat tracing include; preventing fluid from freezing, maintaining process fluids at pumpable viscosities, preventing formation of hydrates and waxes in hydrocarbon liquids (oil, etc), and also sometimes to preheat part of a fluid system prior to initial startup or after a primary heating system shutdown.

 

The heat tracing is generally accomplished by employing electric or steam tracing and insulating both the process fluid pipe and the tracer together, using appropriate insulation materials and metal lagging. The decision between electric and steam heat tracing depends on various factors and this course outlines the pros and cons of both the methods.

 

This 4 PDH online course is applicable to process, mechanical and electrical engineers, operations & maintenance personnel, as well as consultants and contractors who construct, build and manage facilities involving heat tracing systems.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Understanding what is heat tracing and where it is used
  • Understanding the different types of heat tracing systems: electric, steam, hot water
  • Understanding the advantages and limitations of constant watt, parallel circuit, self regulating and skin type heating
  • Learning the control techniques: ambient air sensing or line control for optimum energy efficiency
  • Understanding the power supply, protection and safety devices
  • Learning about the various codes and standards governing the design and installation of electric heat tracing
  • Understanding three types of steam heat tracing systems: external tube tracers, cemented tracers and fully jacketed pipe
  • Understanding the do's and don'ts of steam tracing
  • Learning step-by-step approach for estimating the heat loss and selection of an electric heat tracing system
  • Learning the key factors affecting the selection of heat tracing systems
  • Learning the factors favoring and against the application of electric and steam heat tracing systems
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled "Heat Tracing Systems".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Heat Tracing Systems (765 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty five (25) questions to earn 4 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you may print your Certificate of Completion after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email you your Certificate of Completion. Also, you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

COURSE TITLE: Gas Turbine Engine Fundamentals
COURSE NO: M02-050
COURSE PROVIDER: Tracy Adams, P.E.
Gas Turbine Engine Fundamentals
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides the basic terminology of gas turbine engines, their architecture and core components, as well as their component functionality in power production.

 

Gas turbines have been a concept since shortly after steam turbines came into prominent use.  The first gas turbine patent was issued in 1791.  The first functioning gas turbine was built in 1903; it had excess power that could be used to operate machinery.  The first gas engine driven jet was developed during World War 2. Today gas turbines are used for many applications in many sizes.

 

This 2 PDH online course is intended to provide engineers who have minimal or no knowledge of gas turbine engines with a basic understanding of the various types of gas turbines, what the basic components are, and how they function to produce work. For someone who has experience with or general knowledge of gas turbines, this course is a good refresher.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Understanding the basic definitions
  • Learning about the basic architecture of Gas Turbine engines and their core components
  • Understanding how the components work together to produce power effectively
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course you will need to review the FAA publication titled, "Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbook-Power Plant Volume 1" (Publication No. FAA-H-8083-32) and provided below.  Though the literature was developed for aviation gas turbines the quiz focuses on items relevant to gas turbines in general.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Gas Turbine Engine Fundamentals (11.1 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete this course review you will need to take a multiple choice quiz of fifteen (15) questions to earn 2 PDH credits.  The quiz will be based on this FAA publication.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you may print your Certificate of Completion after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email you your Certificate of Completion. Also, you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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