International Training Course for Energy Managers
Ankara, Turkey, June 4-14, 2002
The International Practical Training Course for Energy Managers from Countries in Western and Central Asia took place in Ankara, Turkey, from 4 to 14 June 2002. Thirty participants from eight countries attended the training.
The Training was organized jointly by the Electrical Power Resources Survey and Development Administration (EIE), Ministry of Energy and Resources, Turkey, and ESCAP, with kind cooperation from the Economic Commission for Europe and the Economic Cooperation Organization. The government of Japan and the Special Programme for Countries of Central Asia kindly supported the Training.
The Training Course aimed at enabling energy managers of energy intensive industries in economies in transition to operate competitively in increasingly globalized markets by building their capacities on systematic energy management.
The Training consisted of theoretical sessions; on-site practical training using demonstration machinery and equipment, and factory visits to an electric appliances manufacturer, a chocolate and biscuit factory and a brewery, respectively.
Major subjects covered under the Training include:
- Energy management principles
- Energy audit and data collection methodology
- Environmental management system
- Thermal system (Heat calculations, insulation, etc.)
- Electrical system (Lighting, power factor improvement, etc.)
- Case study
The onsite practical training made use of a combustion furnace, a boiler, revolution machinery, an air compressor as well as a steam trap training unit.
Participants and organizers would like to express their thanks to EIE for their efforts and warm hospitality.