Thermal Energy Recovery Technologist – Level 1: User

Course is HRDC Claimable.

Next Training Date: 14 - 16 Feb 2023

Training Summary

For TERT Level 1 competency, participants will be equipped with the basics of heat recovery, analysing thermal energy losses from the processes, energy-saving potentials, and the tools to target and design the maximum energy recovery system based on Pinch Technology. Participants will be trained by using excel tools for calculations and is also introduced to Optimal Heat software. Participants need to submit the completed excel calculation as proof they have mastered the competency.

Course Duration: 24 hours (8 hours + 8 hours + 8 hours) / 3 Full Days

Course Objective

    1. Understand the benefits and application of heat integration.
    2. Understand the basic concept on heat integration and Pinch Analysis.
    3. Target maximum energy recovery by using Composite Curves and Problem Table Algorithm.
    4. Extract correct stream data for heat integration analysis.
    5. Design heat exchanger network that achieves the maximum energy recovery target.
    6. Design heat exchanger network that achieves the maximum energy recovery target with stream splitting.
    7. Determine the minimum number of units.
    8. Design heat exchanger network that achieves the minimum number of units.
    9. Make the correct placement for multiple utilities.
    10. Familiarise with Optimal Heat software for heat integration. 

Past Projects

The industrial sector accounts for about one-third of the global energy consumption, with up to 50% of energy ultimately lost in the form of waste heat in hot exhaust gases, in cooling water, and on heated surfaces and products [US Department of Energy]. Recovery of thermal energy from waste heat presents the biggest cost-saving opportunity for energy efficiency improvement in the industrial sector.

    1. USD 12.8 million/year on energy savings by Retrofit of Heat Recovery System (Refinery)
    2. USD 4.1 million/year on energy savings by Total Site Heat Integration Retrofit Study (Middle Distillate)
    3. USD 0.75 million/year on energy and water recovery savings (Oleochemical)

Certification Level Overview

Thermal Energy Recovery Technologist (TERT) is a professional training to develop more global experts in thermal energy recovery system based on Pinch Technology.  Participants from this course are awarded competency certification based on the level of completion.  Be among the pioneers and expert in thermal energy for processes, differentiating yourself from other energy auditors which focusses only on utility system audit.  Pinch Technology is known to save energy between 15 to 90%, in comparison to utility audit which only saves up to 30%.  The technology also commonly provides an attractive payback period of fewer than three years, as compared to the renewable energy system. 

Reason to Join

If you are an energy manager, energy auditor, or energy service company.

    1. Equip yourself as a TERT to manage thermal energy. The anticipated enactment of the Malaysia Energy Efficiency & Conservation Act (EECA) shall unlock opportunities for energy managers with the competency to audit, manage, and optimize thermal energy systems apart from electrical energy.
    2. Gain competency to perform practical retrofit of existing facilities. Learn from certified experts and practitioners on how to perform optimal thermal energy recovery analysis to retrofit existing facilities practically, and gain the support of top management to achieve triple bottom-line benefits.
    3. Offer value-added energy audit services for the ASEAN community. If you are an energy auditor, you will be able to offer value-added energy audit services to your customer by incorporating thermal energy recovery of the process. You can also offer energy audit services under the newly announced Energy Audit Conditional Grant (EACG) which supports energy auditing of both electrical and thermal energy. Widespread and holistic implementation of Energy Management System cover­ing thermal and electrical energy in the region is expected to significantly increase the demand for thermal energy analysis experts in Malaysia and across ASEAN.

If thermal energy is the leading energy cost in your manufacturing site.

Huge potential reduction in energy bills from thermal heat recovery.

Over 7000 successful process integration applications worldwide, including our project experiences have resulted in thermal energy savings of between 10 to 50%, and a payback period of less than 3 years. Our recent petroleum refinery retrofit project for example amassed an annual savings of USD 12 Million.

“We already have heat recovery systems in place. How could we benefit more?’’

Our experience shows that plant renovation, plant expansion, the addition of new product lines, consideration of total site, and area-wide integration could lead to ample energy cost-saving potentials.

Trainer Profile

Prof Ir Ts Dr Zainuddin Abdul Manan is currently the chair of the EECA (Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act) Thermal Energy drafting committee under the Malaysian Ministry of Energy. He founded and spearheaded the UTM Sustainable Energy Management initiative that led UTM to achieve more than USD 6 million energy savings between 2011 and 2019, and to win the ASEAN Energy Award in 2012.

Prof Ir Dr Sharifah Rafidah Wan Alwi specialises in process systems engineering with emphasis on process integration and resource conservation. She is a certified ASEAN Energy Management Scheme (AEMAS) Energy Manager trainer and a Registered Electrical Energy Manager under Malaysia Energy Commission. She is currently the energy advisor for UTM Energy Management System.

Ir Dr Lim Jeng Shiun has been extensively involved in 22 research projects, 11 industrial based projects for various companies and government agencies. The key clients include local industries and multinational companies such as BERNAS, FABER MEDISERVE, SHELL, OLEON in Malaysia and PERTAMINA in Indonesia. He has assisted those companies identify energy saving opportunities worth millions of dollar through the use of process integration and process systems engineering approach.

Training Course Fee (for Online Training)

Course Fee: RM2100/pax 
Early bird Price: RM1890/pax – Full payment 1 month before training date.

Group Course Fee: RM1890/pax (Group of 3 and above)
Group Early bird Price: RM1785/pax – Full payment 1 month before training date.

Training Course Fee (for Self-Paced Training)

Course Fee : RM1200/pax

**Self-paced Training is where you can learn in your own time and schedule, all course materials and resources are available after registration and quizzes can be submitted at any time during it. You will be awarded Certificate of Completion upon finishing the entire course. CDP claimable upon completion, kindly refer to info above, T&Cs apply.

Other Registration Method

For group registration, kindly download the registration form via the link above and send to [email protected].

Bundle Package (TERT level 1 -3)

TERT Bundle A: RM3900/pax (RM4700/pax)
**Save RM600 when you register for Bundle A. This bundle contains Thermal Energy Recovery Technologist level 1-3 (online training method with instructors).

TERT Bundle B: RM5100/pax (RM6200/pax)
**Save RM1100 when you register for Bundle B. This bundle contains Thermal Energy Recovery Technologist level 1-3 + (online training method with instructors) + Optimal Heat Software (Licence for 1 computer).

TERT Bundle C: RM2500/pax (RM2800/pax)
**Save RM300 when you register for Bundle C. This bundle contains Thermal Energy Recovery Technologist level 1-2 (self-paced training method with no instructors) + TERT level 3 (Online).

TERT Bundle D: RM3600/pax (RM4300/pax)
**Save RM700 when you register for Bundle D. This bundle contains Thermal Energy Recovery Technologist level 1-2 (self-paced training method with no instructors) + TERT level 3 (Online) + Optimal Heat Software (Licence for 1 computer).

Past Participant Reviews
It's really helping to align with the objective and allocation target for professionals. Great effort to bring all multidisciplinary professionals to expose for being an expert that can give Malaysia Recovery during Pandemic Season, Collaboration link with industries, Educational Institutional and Business Consultancy, Archive Sustainability by TERT.
Ahmad Sawal
It is easy to follow although it is a online courses. It is a great course for me to refresh and gain some new understandings about the heat recovery via pinch analysis. The quality of the online working sessions also exceeds my expectation.
Calvin Kong
This training really benefits me as I can enhance my understanding of pinch analysis for the future thermal heat recovery project. And really interested to know more and go further for the next level.
Siti Aishah
Practically, valuable and knowledgeable in terms of industry expertise.
Mohd Zaid
Senior Process Technician
It really contributes to personal skills growth and helps participant qualities to be equipped with current industry needs. It delivers what it offers and gives some eye-opening theory and understanding on how energy conservation should be analyzed and done rather than just to commit to renewable energy or conventionally resources to newer or better equipment by relooking into plant design.
Nur Hidayat
Executive - Operation (Cogeneration)
It brings a great opportunity for many people to explore more on TERT.
Energy Manager
TERT Level 1 training has provided me with a very good understanding and overall view about thermal heat recovery process, the essence of the Pinch Analysis, various analytical tools of Pinch Analysis and others. Having the thermal experts trainers guiding the trainees is another plus of this TERT Level 1 training by Optimize while being coached by experience facilitators during the working session. Looking forward for TERT Level 2 soon!
Ganesh Rao
Senior Civil Structural Engineer
The trainers are expert in their field and I truly learned a lot from their best knowledge. Not to forget the helpful facilitators who made this online training a great learning experience. Thank you!
Tommy Chang

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