|Laboratory for energy management and energy monitoring of the NARFU: the first year of work|
A laboratory for energy monitoring and energy management, created with the support of UNDP-GEF Project, "Building energy efficiency in the North-West of Russia," is included in the structure of educational-scientific center of energy innovation HS, EOG.
Students, masters, postgraduates, teaching staff, and engineering staff of the University are involved in the work of the laboratory which was opened early last year.
The creation of the laboratory was an important step in the formation of the energy management system of the University. The concept of its design is based on the research work of a PhD student, Potoshina L. E.
The third final qualifying work is being performed by the students in the laboratory.
Published research articles:
The results of the work were reported at the conferences of different levels:
The facade of building №3 is currently being insulated, where the laboratory is located. The result is thermal imaging inspection, measurement of heat flux, and calculation of energy efficiency measures with the subsequent writing of article.
The laboratory of energy management is testing a Russian version of the EMIS, a tool for energy monitoring that is an integral part of the energy management system. Using the controllers that are installed in some campuses of the university from grant funds of the Project, the automatic data collection of energy consumption is being conducted and sent to the EMIS.
The creation of the laboratory for energy management became a wonderful visual learning tool for students in basic educational programs (masters and bachelors of the Higher school of Energy, Oil and Gas, NARFU), and for students of programs in professional development and additional educational programs of the integrated learning center for energy efficiency, and also became a platform for research postgraduate students and undergraduates of HS EOG.
The laboratory includes educational programs in the areas of Energy Management, Energy Supply Companies, Industrial Thermal Power Engineering (over 150 students), as well as additional educational programs for different target groups (134 students).