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Jet Environmental KEEN project Champagne reception…

Submitted by on February 23, 2015 – 6:40 am |

Jason Hibbs - managing director - Jet EnvironmentalJet Environmental and Coventry University will present their collaborative research into the design and implementation of advanced energy efficient control of heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Undertaken through the Knowledge Exchange Enterprise Network the research continues to develop adaptive self learning controls for optimum performance with the lowest energy consumption. The event is taking place on Wednesday 25 March 2015 at the Techno Centre, Coventry.

Leaders from the project will speak about increased energy costs and environmental concerns. Together, these issues highlight the need maximise the energy efficiency of existing and newly installed HVAC systems. Through technical design, new systems can cost up to 30 per cent less to run than alternatives while ensuring consistent temperatures in large volume, open plan, industrial and commercial buildings.

Jet Environmental has proven expertise in the design of bespoke HVAC systems. The company has invested in intelligent supervisory control systems that create the right temperature conditions at the lowest possible operating cost.

Looking forward to the event, Jason Hibbs, managing director of Jet Environmental, said: “We’ve enjoyed being part of this research for the KEEN project. The findings will interest businesses up and down the country. Making businesses more efficient and helping the environment is what we do at Jet Environmental, so we’re looking forward to sharing some astonishing new insights at Coventry’s Techno Centre.”

The theoretical development and proof of concept stage of the research was concluded by Aleksandra Oswiecinska, KEEN project affiliate, as part of her dissertation for the MSc course in European Systems and Control at Coventry University. The project has been awarded an Industrial Advisory Board Prize for a best industrial based research project.

Speaking about the project, Aleksandra Oswiecinska, said, “The outcome of the project is very rewarding. By developing and testing on a simulated thermal model of a large volume building – in this instance a large warehouse facility for storage of pharmaceutical products – the study was incredibly realistic. The levels of energy savings are calculated by a direct comparison of the model predictive control strategy, as the industrial standard which does not make use of predictive features and weather forecast.”                                                            

Speakers at the Jet Environmental KEEN project champagne reception,

Professor Keith Burnham, director of Control Theory and Applications Centre (CTAC)

Keith Burnham has over 25 years’ experience as a lecturer, researcher and consultant for industrial organisations. He has worked in diverse areas, including the bilinear systems modelling and control – for which the CTAC has earned a prestigious reputation – to solve real industrial problems. He is the author and co-author of over 250 scientific and technical papers published in journals and conference proceedings. Keith has edited and co-authored chapters and books and has supervised over 50 PhD students.

Dr Ivan Zajic, lecturer in adaptive control at Coventry University

Dr Zajic’s area of expertise is system identification of nonlinear systems in continuous-time and discrete-time domains. This includes model-based and adaptive control of nonlinear systems with particular focus on optimal energy utilisation of heating ventilation and air conditioning systems.

Dr Shuli Liu, lecturer in building service engineering at Coventry University 

With 10 years’ research experience in the areas of low carbon cities and low impact buildings including building services and energy efficient technologies, Dr Liu has been involved in 12 research projects. These include projects funded by EPSRC, KTP, China Natural Science Research Council and industry partners such as Tata Steel, Triton Shower and Orbit Housing Group. Dr Liu has published 23 papers on sustainable energy technologies in refereed journals and for conferences. He has been awarded more than £1.7 million of funding. He is currently working on seven projects.

Through its three divisions, Jet Environmental, Jet Maintain and Outsourced Air, Jet Environmental works in buildings up to 40m high and 3,000,000m2 in volume. Examples include logistics warehouses, mezzanine areas, retail park stores, leisure and exhibition centres, production facilities and mail service centres.

The Jet Environmental KEEN project Champagne reception will take place at the Techno Centre, Coventry University, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 2TS on Wednesday 25 March 2015 from 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm.

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