NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2011 – The ASME International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI) will hold webinars on renewable energy and engineering ethics.
IGTI’s Wind Turbine Tutorial will be held Sept. 28, 2011, 11:00-12:00 p.m. The tutorial will provide an overview of wind turbine technology. Starting from a historical perspective, the concept of wind power will be developed up through today's standards, with an explanation of current terms and design types. A discussion of technology development needs will provide insight into potential areas of research and development.
The webinar, Concentrating Solar Power, will be held Nov. 2, 2011, from 11:00-12:00 p.m. This tutorial will include an overview of current commercial Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) technology, the various thermodynamic cycles that are used at CSP facilities, and how thermal energy storage plays into the picture.
A third webinar, Engineering Ethics in Action will be held Nov. 3, 2011, 11:00-12:00 p.m. This course will feature interactive discussion and a focus on technical decisions that engineers must make in the workplace. During this webinar, participants will analyze situations which require ethical decision-making, including the application of an engineering code of ethics and the identification of resources for ethical decision-making.
For more information and to register for any of these IGTI Webinars, visit http://igti.asme.org.
IGTI, headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., supports the exchange of information focused on improving the design, manufacture, operation and maintenance, and environmental impact of gas turbines, turbo-machinery, and related equipment.
ASME helps the global engineering community develop solutions to real world challenges. Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a not-for-profit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society. ASME codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education and professional development programs provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a safer world.