Testing and Energy Efficiency

Higher education teachers: Pušnik Igor
Credits: 5
Semester: summer
Subject code: 64667

Subject description


  • Prerequisite for approaching to written/oral exam are completed laboratory practices

Content (Syllabus outline):

  • steady state heat transfer and heat balance,
  • heat transfer (conduction, convection, radiation),
  • heat transfer through walls (planparallel, cylindric),
  • calculation of power and efficiency of heating devices,
  • heating and cooling curve,
  • temperature and temperature scales (realization and dissemination),
  • thermometers (resistance, thermocouples, liquid-in-glass, radiation, thermal imagers),
  • calibration of thermometers and uncertainty budget in calibration,
  • energy efficiency of buildings (calculation, testing-energy certificate)

Objectives and competences:

  • Course introduces knowledge in the field of testing of heating devices with emphasis on testing of energy efficiency and savings in use of energy.
  • Objective is learning of basics in steady state heat transfer, ways of heat transfer (conduction, convection, radiation), basics of thermometry and calibration.
  • Students acquire knowldege about modern technologies and instrumentation for measurements and testing as well as for planning and designing of required solutions.

Intended learning outcomes:

Understanding of basic terms given in the syllabus outcomes.

Learning and teaching methods:

  • Lectures,
  • laboratory exercises,
  • home learning.

Study materials


  1. D.R. Pitts, L.E Sissom, Heat transfer, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1977
  2. J.V. Nicholas, D.R. White, Traceable temperatures, John Wiley&Sons, New York, 1994
  3. D.P. DeWitt, G.D. Nutter, Theory and practice of radiation thermometry, John Wiley&Sons, New York, 1988
  4. W. Feist, Passive house planning package, PHI technical information, Darmstadt 2007

Study in which the course is carried out

  • 2 year - 1st cycle - Applied Electrical Engineering - Quality Engineering