|PDH Online Course Description
Learning Units (Hours)
Jim Newton, P.E., DEE
Combined heat and power (CHP), also known as cogeneration, is the simultaneous production of electricity and heat from a single fuel source, such as: natural gas, biomass, biogas, coal, waste heat, or oil. CHP is not a single technology, but an integrated energy system that can be modified depending upon the needs of the energy end user.
CHP provides: onsite generation of electrical and/or mechanical power, waste-heat recovery for heating, cooling, dehumidification, or process applications, and a seamless system integration for a variety of technologies, thermal applications, and fuel types into existing building infrastructure.
The two most common CHP system configurations are: Gas turbine or engine with heat recovery unit and steam boiler with steam turbine.
This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course material.
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