Decreasing Fuel Consumption and Exhaust Gas Emissions in the Transportation Industry     New!


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Duration: 3 Days
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The transportation industry is changing quickly. While the technologies in transportation vehicles have become much friendlier to the environmental, the overall long-term impact remains a focal point in political and public discussions. The importance of striking a balance between global transportation and environmental protection and the need for technologies to further reduce fuel consumption and exhaust gas reductions will remain a global priority. Beginning in the earliest phases of research and development, manufacturers and suppliers in the ground vehicle, aerospace, and shipping industries must be decisive in defining future strategies that promote sustainability while also maintaining profitability.

This three-day seminar will provide participants a comprehensive overview of the technical trends currently being utilized across the globe to meet strict legislative requirements. The instructor will guide participants through various technologies, including detailed discussions on combustion, engines, fuels, aerodynamics, and corresponding strategies that are available and utilized in various regions across the globe. The instructor will present achievable solutions from the legislative, technical, and financial perspectives while also maintaining the balance with global environmental protection.

Participants will receive a copy of the book titled Onboard Diagnostics and Measurement in the Automotive Industry, Shipbuilding, and Aircraft Construction written by the instructor, Michael Palocz-Andresen.

Learning Objectives
By attending this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Calculate the basic levels of fuel consumption and exhaust gas emissions in transportation
  • Estimate the environmental and climate impact of combustion processes in ground, aerospace, and shipping vehicles
  • Evaluate current technologies in use in Germany, Hungary, China, Japan, Egypt, and the USA
  • Apply basic information to sustainable principles in construction, aerodynamics, propulsion, engine , electronic, computer and navigation technologies
  • Explain alternative propulsion technologies such as electric drive, fuel cell, hybrid, and various other systems
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of combining fossil fuels with renewable energy resources
  • Evaluate predictions for future transportation models

Who Should Attend
This seminar is intended for individuals involved with vehicle manufacturing in the ground, aerospace, and shipping industries that are interested in global technologies currently being used to improve sustainability.

Experience or education in a technical related field is recommended, but not required, to assist attendees in understanding the technical content of this seminar.

Topical Outline

  • Basics of Fuel Consumption and Exhaust Gas Emissions
    • History of transportation
    • Comparison of fuel consumption and emissions
    • Units and international conversions
  • Engineering Technology in Transportation
    • Construction and engine technology
    • Electronic and computer technology in vehicles, airplanes and ships
  • Combustion and Exhaust Gas Emission Processes
    • Hardware systems for containing, transporting, and using fuels
    • Exhaust gas after treatment technology
  • Modern Communication and Navigation Technology
    • Future inspection and maintenance
    • Measuring technology; sensors, actuators, OBD and FAMEC system
  • Climate and Environment Legislation and Role of Limiting Values for Manufacturing, Maintaining and Recycling
    • International legislation
    • Tasks and possibilities in the next 25 years
  • Free Discussions and Examination
    • Group discussions
    • Written examination

Instructor(s): Michael Palocz-Andresen
Dr.-Ing. Palocz-Andresen is currently Professor for Environment and Climate Protection at the University West Hungary Sopron (Oedenburg) and Professor at TU Budapest. In addition, he is also Honour Professor for Sustainable Transportation at Leuphana University in Lueneburg in Germany and a visiting Professor at Jiao Tong University Shanghai Institute of Environmental Sciences. Dr.-Ing. Palocz-Andresen is a specialist in solutions for economical and environmentally friendly technologies and decreasing fuel consumption and exhaust gas emissions in transportation. He is an advisor for fuel combustion processes, control, limitation of pollutants in exhaust gas, and measurement problems. Dr.-Ing. Palocz-Andresen holds 50 German and 3 international patents that are registered in approximately 40 countries. He has directed 35 scientific projects in the energy industry, in gas supply technology, in water and waste water analysis technology, in mobility research, in micro measurement techniques, and in the climate protection. Dr.-Ing. Palocz-Andresen studied mechanical engineering and energy systems at the TU Mining Academy Freiberg where he also earned his PhD. He later became a scientist at the University of Karlsruhe at the Engler-Bunte-Institute where he also received his habiliation. For Maihak AG, Hamburg, he was the Head of Environmental Application Analysis. He is a member of the Committee "New Innovations" of the Chamber of Commerce Hamburg and of the "Meeting of the Respectable Merchant" Hamburg. Dr.-Ing. Palocz-Andresen is fluent in German, Hungarian, English, and Russian.

Fees: $1770.00 ; SAE Members: $1416.00 - $1593.00

2.0 CEUs
You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.

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