Online UNIDO Fan System Optimisation (FSO) End User

Date: 17 – 19 August 2020

15 hours of training over 3 days

08:00 – 14:00 daily South African time

Full attendance of all 15 hours calculates to 2 AEE renewal credits 


R1400 SAEEC Members (Membership Number Required)
R2800 Non-SAEEC Member

*First 5 SAEEC Members booked online receive free training.

Apply now for your SAEEC Membership by visiting our website.

The offer is as follows

  • Livestream with trainer access for Q&A
  • Attendance Certificate after completion of full course
  • NCPC Certificate of Completion once you have successfully passed the 1hour test
  • 15 hours of training over 3 days. From 8am-2pm daily South African time
  • Full attendance of all 15 hours calculates to 2 AEE renewal credits

The UNIDO End User Fan Systems Optimisation training course enables delegates to recognise the benefits of FSO by learning how to assess fan systems and identify potential optimisation opportunities.

They will be introduced to some practical examples and learn the preferable applications of various fan and impeller types in terms of their performance and design and how they interact with different systems and controls.

The system in which the fan operates will then be studied so that the impact of the design of the system on the performance of the installed fan can be assessed and quantified.

By gaining an understanding of different control methods, and maintenance and operational best practices, they will then be able to make initial determinations of the potential benefits of the opportunities that may be available. The methods of control, including the various types of dampers and their application as well as variable speed drives, will be discussed.

The participants will be guided in the skills and methodology of determining how to achieve cost savings and energy efficiency through the appropriate application of the correct fan and impeller type in new and existing systems.

The participants will also learn to make operational cost calculations using various methods and be able to assess fan systems and their potential improvements quantitatively and qualitatively. This will enable them to initiate the development and implementation of FSO measures and projects.

Trainer: Barry Platt

Trainer: Barry Platt

Bsc. (Mech. Eng) CEM®, UNIDO qualified international trainer in the subjects of Pump and Fan system optimisation. NCPC qualified expert in Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Production (RECP)

Barry Platt has more than 15 years’ experience in the energy industry. He has conducted over 100 energy and resource efficiency projects and assessments at large and small companies around South Africa and internationally, providing these clients with in-depth information and recommendations with regard to baselines, implementation options and financial analysis.

He has completed many energy system optimisations and resources efficiency projects with excellent savings results. These included fans, pumps, compressed air, process flows, materials and waste balances, electrical and water balances. Barry has also completed and qualified in various UNIDO, internationally sanctioned training workshops relating to Energy Management and System Efficiency.

He currently facilitates training courses up to the expert level in the subjects of fan and pump system optimisation. Barry owns Energy Assist; an energy consulting company.

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Power & Electricity World Africa 2020 new date

The Power & Electricity World Africa Team hopes that you’ve been keeping safe and staying productive these past few months.

Although pyjamas have been the latest work attire for many of us working remotely, you’re going to need to change into something more sleek… But not just yet!

For now, we wanted to update you on some important information pertaining to the upcoming event:

New Event Dates

Power & Electricity World Africa 2020 has been moved from 20-21 August to 4-5 November at the Sandton Convention Centre. With a 5 month lead time for businesses to adapt to the new ways of operating, we are confident that the new dates will allow us to produce the highest quality event possible without compromising the health of our attendees, as things start going back to normal.

We’re sure that you’re eager to get back to business, so come November, you’re going to be raring to get conversations and business flowing again.

Please continue to engage with us and if you have any questions, contact Jenna at

We appreciate your support and understanding.

Warmest regards,

The Power & Electricity World Africa Team

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