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TMS 2012: Continuing Education Course:
Process Energy Modeling Spreadsheets and Beyond
March 11-15, 2012 • Orlando, FL

Who should attend:

  • Practicing engineers, whose background lies outside the process energy area, and who want to gain a better understanding of the fundamentals of making material and energy balances using Excel or other software tools.
  • Practicing engineers who use second-party templates for making specific heat balance calculations, and would like to be able to develop their own templates in Excel.
  • Practicing engineers who would like to experiment with specially-designed process flowsheeting software for making material and energy balances.
  • Newer engineers who are asked to take on the job of evaluating energy use in a plant or process, and suggest ways to minimize it.
  • Students who want to prepare themselves for jobs in locations where energy production and conservation are important.
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Workshop Overview
Energy efficiency and conservation are common themes in TMS meetings, and never more so than in the current national emphasis on the subjects. This course provides a thorough explication of techniques for energy balance calculations in the production, utilization, conservation, and conversion of energy in materials processing. The emphasis is on teaching by examples, and relies heavily on the use of Excel and Excel-based tools for a database and balance calculations.

Course material includes a thermodynamic database, unit and stream conversion software, and a flowsheet- modeling program developed especially for teaching simulation fundamentals. Registrants will be provided with software programs for making material and energy balances for a variety of material processes, templates for specific applications such as natural gas combustion, and keyedin references to a recently published TMS/Wiley text, "Handbook on Material and Energy Balance Calculations in Material Processing", 3rd Edition, 2011, by Arthur Morris, Gordon Geiger, and H. Alan Fine. The course will also deal with more complex energy balance calculations that require the use of commercial software programs.

Course Presenters

  • Dr. Arthur E. Morris - Professor Emeritus of Metallurgical Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Dr. David Robertson - Professor Emeritus of Metallurgical Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Dr. Eric Grimsey - Professor of Metallurgical Engineering, Curtin University, Western Australia School of Mines


Date and Time:
Sunday, March 11, 2012 • 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Course Tuition:
Member Fee: $475
Nonmember Fee: $525
Late Member Fee: $550
Late Nonmember Fee: $600

How to Register:
Meeting registrants may sign up for this course using the online registration form or register on-site at the registration desk.


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