SLEMA, in association with Asian Development Bank (ADB), National Engineering Research and Development Centre (NERDC) and Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority (SLSEA), successfully conducted the Energy Auditor Training Course (EATC) 2019 from 11th to 26th March 2019. Objective of the course was to guide and direct participants to perform comprehensive energy audits methodically.
32 participants attended the course which comprised; five days of lecture sessions, four days of practical sessions and another five days of data analysis. The inauguration ceremony and the lectures were held at NERDC in Ekala, whilst the fabric manufacturing facility of Teejay Lanka PLC in Seethawaka EPZ, Avissawella was used for the practical sessions. The data analysis and presentations were done at Purple Sun Resort, Avissawella where the participants underwent the training on residential basis. Mr. Noel Fonseka, as the Course Director, managed the overall delivery of the course in compliance with the requirements of SLSEA, making the course participants eligible to become accredited energy auditors of SLSEA.
The course covered the theoretical aspects of; energy management and energy auditing; energy accounting and energy economics; waste heat recovery; energy codes and standards; electrical distribution systems and motors; pumps, blowers and drive systems; steam distribution; boilers and thermic heaters; refrigeration; co-generation and tri-generation; air compressors; air conditioning; lighting; measuring equipment and techniques; dryers, furnaces and kilns; and energy and environment.
Dr. Tilak Siyambalapitiya, Dr. Amila Wickramasinghe, Mr. Ananda Namal, Mr. Harsha Wickramasinghe, Mr. Ronald Comester, Dr. Thusitha Sugathapala, Mr. Ranjith Padmasiri, Mr. Chandrasiri Wickramasinghe, Prof. Rahula Attalage, Mr. Kamal Ileperuma, Mr. Ruwan Wijemanna, Mr. M.W Leelarathne and Mr. Nimal Perera formed the panel of lecturers of the course.
During the practical sessions at Teejay Lanka, guided by the well experienced energy auditors, the participants gained hands-on experience on conducting a comprehensive energy audit. At the completion of the course, the audit findings were presented to the factory management with additional clarifications provided to the queries raised by the management during the presentations. All participants managed to meet the qualifying requirements and successfully completed the course. At the closing ceremony, certificates were distributed among the successful course participants. SLEMA expresses it’s gratitude to all parties who helped in various ways to make the EATC 2019 a success.