November 08-10, 2010


1901 Chouteau Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63103

The process of upgrading the efficiency and effectiveness of plant fan systems is called optimization. Optimization of fan systems can take many forms, but any fan optimization project must meet the needs of the process and ensure the safety of plant staff.

This two and a half-day skill-building workshop is designed to help energy efficiency consultants become competent in using FSAT software so that they can successfully analyze industrial fan system optimization potential.

During this course, participants will review the Fan System Optimization Checklist and the appropriate use of instruments in taking fan system measurements, develop a measurement plan, use FSAT to evaluate fan systems, learn to work around limitations of FSAT when modeling fan systems, and analyze field data from a fan performance test. Participants who pass the 4-hour written qualification exam at the end of this training will receive DOE certification as FSAT Qualified Specialists.

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Day One
  • 7:30am - Registration and Continental Breakfast
  • 8:00am - 11:40am Morning Session
    Standards of knowledge
    System effect and fan type review
    Fan and system curve review
    Fan efficiency and operating cost review
    FSAT inputs review
  • 11:40am - 12:40pm Lunch
  • 12:40pm - 6:00pm Afternoon Session
    FSAT outputs review
    Instrumentation and measurement plan requirements review
    Oral Exam
Day Two
  • 8:00am - 11:40am Morning Session
    Air density considerations in FSAT
    FSAT log files and summary files
    FSAT fan system evaluation - Fan #1
  • 11:40am - 12:40pm Lunch
  • 12:40pm - 6:00pm Afternoon Session
    Getting the most from FSAT
    Fan system performance test data analysis - Fan #2
    Exam review
    Take home FSAT Problem - Fan #3
Day Three
  • 8:00am - 12:30pm Certification Exam

Course Requirements


Participants are required to complete the Fan System Assessment End User training prior to enrolling in the Specialist Qualification course. End User material will be tested in the qualification exam.

Participants also need to have a working knowledge of FSAT features, fan system characteristics (i.e. selection, control), fan affinity laws, field performance testing techniques and fan system optimization strategies.

Workshop Requirements
  • Laptop loaded with FSAT Software
  • AMCA Manuals 200, 201, 202, and 203
  • Portable fan measurement tools

Note: The required AMCA Manuals may be purchased through the sponsor for an additional fee of $100.


Ron Wroblewski, PE, is the President of Productive Energy Solutions, LLC, in Madison, Wisconsin. Ron has over twenty years of experience designing, analyzing, specifying, and optimizing industrial and commercial energy systems.

Joe Brooks is the Director of Engineering at Air Movement and Control Association International, Inc (AMCA). During his twelve years at AMCA, he has been instrumental in the development of AMCA Standards and Technical Publications.

Bill Hunter is the owner of AirClean Technologies, Inc., a Washington State Engineering corporation dedicated to industrial system optimization and equipment supply. He is also a registered  professional engineer in the State of Washington.