Industrial energy audit and review

Industrial energy audit and review

United Kingdom / United States

Project Overview

This first time run activity summer workshop sees 6 Purdue students working out of AME Institute, on an industrial based activity which is identifying opportunities for reducing energy costs within a manufacturing environment. and will last two weeks over the summer, with the intention to run a reciprocal activity in the US in 2017-18 academic year.

This in class and online collaboration, staffed by both CU and Purdue lecturing staff who will  produce shared materials and case studies for future joint cohorts.

The project leaders are Ian Wilson from Coventry University and Prof John Sheffield from Purdue Polytechnic.

OIL Activities

  • Analyse energy consumption data to calculate usage and cost
  • identify waste energy usage
  • propose alternative solutions
  • produce an industry standard technical report
  • perform a presentation of the results to an industrial partner

Type of interactions: discussions with industrial maintenance engineers and managers, reports, presentations, reflection on practices in the UK and US.

OIL Outcomes

Data analysis, problem solving, energy performance calculations, report writing, and presentation skills.

OIL Outputs

Case studies, lecture notes/ PowerPoint, video clips

Method of capturing intercultural development or of assessing OIL outcomes

A pre and post visit questionnaire which asks the students to discuss their pre and post visit thoughts on culture, work ethic, knowledge etc.