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Course Outline

Energy Conservation & Management

Course Title:

Short Title

Course Code

Branch - Mechanical / Automobile Engineering Year Third Year

Course Level Objectives
1. Compare and contrast energy management practices and opportunities, including monitoring.
2. Describe and analyse energy efficiency tools. [COMMUNICATE]
3. Describe key issues in energy resource management and green building. [ACT]
4. Discuss and discern the history of energy sources and the conservation of and future of
resources needed to maintain our economy. [EXPLORE]
5. Describe and discuss a variety of world and regional energy policies. [EXPLORE]
6. Communicate reasons for environmental protection and renewable energy implementation.
7. Explain energy accounting and analysis and how it is used in energy assessment.
8. Demonstrate understanding of rate of return and life cycle cost analysis. [REASON]

Teaching Scheme:
Hours Per Week
Examination scheme:
End semester exam (ESE)
Internal Sessional exam (ISE)
Purpose of Course:

No. of Weeks

80 Marks
20 Marks

Total Hours

Semester Credits

Duration: 03 hours

Degree Requirement

Prerequisite Course(s): Engineering Thermodynamics, Applied Thermodynamics and Fluid

Mechanics, at Second Year Level.
Outline of Content: This course contains:
Unit 1: Energy Scenario:
1.1 Commercial and Non-commercial energy, primary energy resources, commercial energy
production, final energy consumption, Indian energy scenario,
1.2 Sectoral energy consumption (domestic, industrial and other sectors), energy needs of growing
economy, energy intensity, long term energy scenario, energy pricing,
1.3 Energy security, energy conservation and its importance, energy strategy for the future, Energy
Conservation Act 2001 and its features.

Unit 2: Basics of Energy its various forms and conservation:

2.1 Electricity basics Direct Current and Alternative Currents, electricity tariff, Thermal Basicsfuels, thermal energy contents of fuel, temperature and pressure, heat capacity, sensible and latent
heat, evaporation, condensation, steam, moist air and humidity and heat transfer.
2.2 Evaluation of thermal performance calculation of heat loss heat gain, estimation of annual
heating & cooling loads, factors that influence thermal performance, analysis of existing buildings
setting up an energy management programme and use management electricity saving techniques
Unit 3: Energy Management & Audit:
3.1 Definition, energy audit, need, types of energy audit. Energy management (audit) approachunderstanding energy costs,
3.2 Bench marking, energy performance, matching energy use to requirement, maximizing system
efficiencies, optimizing the input energy requirements, fuel and energy substitution,
3.3 Financial Management:
Investment-need, appraisal and criteria, financial analysis techniques-simple payback period, return
on investment, net present value, internal rate of return, cash flows, risk and sensitivity analysis;
financing options, energy performance contracts and role of Energy Service Companies (ESCOs)
Unit 4: Energy Monitoring and Targeting:
4.1 Defining monitoring & targeting, elements of monitoring & targeting, data and informationanalysis, techniques energy consumption, production, cumulative sum of differences (CUSUM).
Energy Management Information Systems (EMIS)
4.2 Basic measurements Electrical measurements, Light, Pressure, Temperature and heat flux,
Velocity and Flow rate, Vibrations, etc. Instruments Used in Energy systems: Load and power factor
measuring equipments, Wattmeter, flue gas analysis, Temperature and thermal loss measurements, air
quality analysis etc. Mathematical and statistical modeling and analysis
Unit 5: Energy Efficiency in Thermal Utilities and systems:
5.1 Energy efficiency in thermal utilities like boilers, furnaces, pumps and fans , compressors,
cogeneration (steam and gas turbines), heat exchangers, lighting system, Motors belts and drives,
refrigeration system.
5.2 Heat Recovery and Co-generation:Heat recovery from ventilation, air co-generation of heat and electricity, heat recovery and bottoming
Term Work:
The term work shall be based on the topics mentioned above. Preferably Industrial audits and case
studies to be covered as part of term work
Practical / Oral:
The candidate shall be examined on the basis of term-work.
Text Books:
1. Energy Engineering and Management Amlan Chakrabarti Prentice hall India 2011
2. Energy Management Principles, CB Smith, Pergamon Press, New York,
3. Bureau of energy efficiency Hand outs New Delhi
Reference Books:
1. Energy Management Hand Book. W. C. Turner.John Wiley and sons
2. Handbook on Energy Efficiency, TERI, New Delhi, 2009
3. Energy Auditing and Conservation; Methods, Measurements, Management & Case Study, Hamies,
Hemisphere Publishing , Washington, 1980.
4. Industrial Energy Management & Utilization, Write, Larry C Hemisphere Publishers, Washington,

5. Energy Conservation In Process Industry, W. F. Kenny