Combined Cooling, Heating and Power (CCHP)

Module Title Combined Cooling, Heating and Power (CCHP)
CompetencyReviewing the applications and the different technologies of Combined Heating, Cooling & Power
Courses Title Teaching Method SWS Credits Performance requirements/Examination
Theory and Technology of Combined Heating, Cooling & Power
lecture, exercise 2 2
  • midterm assignments (1/3)
  • final exam (2/3)
Applications of Combined Heating, Cooling & Power lecture, exercise 3 3
  • midterm assignments (1/3)
  • final exam (2/3)
Semester winter
Responsible El Alimi
Site Monastir
Lecturer(s) Hacen Dhahri
Souheil El Alimi
Language English
Workload 75 hours course attendance
50 hours self-study
Credits 5
Recommended Qualifications -
Learning Outcomes a) Theory and Technology of Combined Heating, Cooling & Power
After the successful participation in the course Theory and Technology of Combined Heating, Cooling & Power the students are able to:
  • provide the basic building blocks of CCHP.
b) Applications of Combined Heating, Cooling & Power
After the successful participation in the course Applications of Combined Heating, Cooling & Power the students are able to:
  • provide potential solutions
  • define the steps to choose and implement such solutions.
Contents a) Theory and Technology of Combined Heating, Cooling & Power
  • Optimizing heat and power resources: heat and power resources overview; expressing power cycle performance; localized vs. central station powergeneration; selection of power generation systems.
  • Thermal technologies: heating value and combustion of fuel; properties and value of the steam; boilers; heat recovery.
  • Prime mover technologies: reciprocating engines; combustion Gas Turbines, steam Turbines; combined and steam injection cycles; controlling prime movers; renewable and alternative power technologies.
b) Applications of Combined Heating, Cooling & Power
  • Localized electric generation: localized electric generation applications overview; electricity; electric generators; generator driver (applications and selection);electric generator switchgear and controls; interconnecting electric generators.
  • Mechanical drive services.
  • Mechanical drive applications overview: air compressors; pumps; fans.
  • Refrigeration and air conditioning: refrigeration cycles and performance ratings; psychometrics; heat extraction – evaporators, chilled water, economizers and thermal storage; heat rejection – condensers, cooling towers, heat pumps and heat recovery; vapor compression- cycle systems; absorption cooling systems;desiccant dehumidification technologies.
  • Integrated approach to energy resource optimization projects: technical analysis; evaluating the financial potential of the project; contracting and financing optionsof the project; implementing and operating the program.
Media Black board and beamer; introductory class meetings, power point presentations, discussions, practical exercises, case studies in groups; formal &interactive.
Literature
  • Neil Petchers, Combined Heating, Cooling & Power Handbook: Technologies & Applications, the Fairmont press, INC, Marcel Dekker, INC.