The ATProM Research Unit was established as the Eskom Specialisation in Energy Efficiency through of funding provided by Eskom. This was enabled by the Eskom Power Plant Engineering Institute (EPPEI). Through this collaboration Eskom has enabled the development of power plant process engineering practitioners using research and course based training programmes.
ATProM would like to welcome Dr Ryno Laubscher as the new Academic Lead in the EPPEI Specialisation in Energy Efficiency.
A paper on condition monitoring of thermofluid processes from the ATProM Research Unit was presented at the 31st International Congress and Exhibition on Condition Monitoring and Diagnostic Engineering Management (COMADEM). This research provided the condition monitoring community with relevant contributions addressing key challenges in bridging the gap between model-based and data-driven monitoring methods.
Five students represented ATProM at the years EPPEI student workshop and 3 were awarded best presenter for their given session.
A paper, titled “Dynamic modelling of the HPS2 CSP molten salt parabolic trough test facility” was presented at the conference.