Convection, Conduction, Energy, Heat, Exchanger, Cooler, Sensible, Evaporator, Plate
This lecture covers the fundamentals associated with thermal energy, including the terminology and the basics behind the three (3) modes of heat transfer namely conduction, convection, and radiation. The design and operation of heating and cooling vessels and heat exchangers are thoroughly reviewed. The lecture will also describe the factors that affect thermal exchange through conduction and convection. Emphasis is mainly on uni-directional and counter-current heat exchangers commonly found in a brewery environment.
Finally, we will walk you through basic calculations of sensible heat, convection and conduction heat transfer and finally heat exchanger. Each of those are related to practical applications in a brewery.
Tim Marbach is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at California State University, Sacramento (CSUS), where he teaches courses in thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics and project engineering. He served as lead instructor for the Packaging and Process Technology Module of the UC Davis Master Brewer Program from 2008 to 2015. Tim received his Bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas and Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma in Norman. His industrial experience includes four years at the U.S. Army Fuels and Lubricants Research Facility at the Southwest Research Institute and a U.S. Department of Energy Industry Fellowship at Siemens Westinghouse Power Corporation. He has received the Outstanding Teaching Award for the CSUS College of Engineering and Computer Science and the Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society) Outstanding Teaching Award. His research interests include energy efficiency, combustion and thermochemical processing of biofuels.
Matt is a highly solutions focused and action oriented manufacturing leader with an Engineering (Chemical) background and over 5 years´ experience in a number of production and project leadership roles. He led the design and delivery of AU$39M of capital works, led a team of operators to sustained high performance including over AU$700K in functional and waste savings, as well as helping grow the business of a new craft brewery. Matt excels in: developing improvement strategies and implementation plans, production scheduling and process change management, leading and facilitating structured problem solving, building capability through coaching and developing team members and leading multi-disciplinary capital project teams (including contract negotiation & budget control).