HTRI Xchanger Suite is an advanced tool that allows you to design, rate, and simulate various kinds of heat exchangers in an integrated graphical environment. The software also includes a module dedicated to vibration analysis of tubes within an exchanger. Learning how to use the software effectively and understanding the methods behind the interface takes time.
Whether you are a new or longtime user of HTRI software, this training event can increase your skills in designing and evaluating shell-and-tube heat exchangers (including the potential for vibration problems) and air coolers.
Sign up for one or more of these courses now—space is limited.
Early Registration Discount
Register and pay by credit card by November 28, 2012 to receive a 10% early registration discount. To qualify, your registration and approved credit card payment must be received and processed by our system before 11:59 PM (23:59) US Central Time on November 28, 2012. Qualifying registrations will automatically receive the discount.
HTRI Conference Center
160 Research Drive
Navasota, Texas 77868 USA
|Tuesday, January 29, 2013|
|8:30 - 17:00||Fundamentals of Heat Exchanger Technology Short Course|
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
|8:30 - 17:00||Xist Workshop|
Thursday, January 31, 2013
|8:30 - 17:00||Xvib Workshop|
Instructor: Joseph W. Holmes
Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Time: 8:30 - 17:00
Focusing on the principles of heat exchanger technology provides a framework for practicing engineers to gain information and understand the latest methods of heat exchanger operations. By combining state-of-the-art heat exchanger design technology with practical plant applications, this course gives novice and occasional designers guidelines to evaluate heat exchanger operation and performance.
Novice heat exchanger designers and engineers who are occasionally responsible for reviewing heat exchanger design and performance
Instructor: S. Greg Starks
Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Time: 8:30 - 17:00
Even if your work is limited to shell-and-tube heat exchangers, there’s much to be learned! Unlike the Xchanger Suite workshops, this session is devoted to the geometries handled only by Xist.
The day focuses on the extensive options available in Xist and how you can use these methods effectively to solve several example problems. You’ll leave the class knowing how to take full advantage of the features this robust tool offers.
Designers of shell-and-tube heat exchangers and process engineers who evaluate their performance
Instructor: Kevin J. Farrell
Date: Thursday, January 31, 2013
Time: 8:30 - 17:00
Because vibration can cause critical operating problems in heat exchangers, it is important to analyze the potential for flow-induced vibration.
This workshop teaches you how to develop an input file, interpret results, and obtain accurate prediction of the vibration potential for installed units. Using Xvib you’ll practice determining if a heat exchanger is susceptible to vibration damage.
Engineers responsible for the mechanical condition of shell-and-tube heat exchangers
Kevin J. Farrell, Director, Research, graduated from Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania, USA, with his BS, MS, and PhD in Mechanical Engineering. His areas of expertise include fluid dynamics, vibration, and thermal engineering. His responsibilities at HTRI focus on flow-induced vibration, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), visualization studies, and fired heaters. Prior to joining HTRI, he worked for 16 years as a researcher and deputy head of the Fluid Machinery Department of the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Pennsylvania State University. A member of ASME and ISA, Farrell is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in Pennsylvania and Texas, USA.
Joseph W. Holmes, Principal, H2 Integration, holds BS and MS degrees in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas (TX), USA. Holmes brings to this position more than 30 years of software development experience. Prior to focusing on the integration of products obtained via our alliance with Honeywell, he served as the project manager for HTRI Xchanger Suite and its components. He has assisted in the development and updating of several HTRI workshops and is a knowledgeable, experienced HTRI workshop instructor, having conducted numerous courses for HTRI members. Before joining HTRI, Holmes worked for Bryan Research and Engineering, Bryan, TX, as a process research and development engineer. Holmes is a member of AIChE and a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in Texas.
S. Greg Starks, Regional Sales Manager, USA/Canada, graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA. While working at the Shuttle Support Thermal Control Systems Analysis Group of Rockwell International, Houston, Texas, he performed thermal analyses for the space shuttle and developed geometry models for the shuttle/space station. From 1994 – 1999, Starks was employed at HTRI, developing calculation engines for our software as well as a quality control database to track program changes. He then moved to Austin, Texas, to work as the Software Engineering Manager for Tanisys Technology, Inc., a supplier of automated test equipment for semiconductor memory technologies. When he rejoined HTRI, Starks was responsible for enhancements to the Xist calculation engine. He now leads sales efforts in the United States and Canada and assists with HTRI training initiatives.
The HTRI facility in Navasota is located approximately 1-1/2 hours from George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) in Houston, 2 hours from Austin-Bergstrom International (AUS) Airport in Austin, and 30 minutes from Easterwood Airport (CLL) in College Station, Texas. Hotel accommodations are available in Navasota and College Station, but you will need a car for local transportation. Car rental agencies are located at all three airports.
To learn more about Navasota, visit the Navasota Grimes County Chamber of Commerce.
Holiday Inn - Aggieland
Homewood Suites by Hilton
Payment must be received prior to the start of the workshop/course.
|Course Fees:||As stated above|
Course fee includes materials, arrival tea/coffee, lunch, and breaks.
|Early Registration Deadline:||November 28, 2012|
January 23, 2013
|Attire:||Business casual (no ties or jackets required)|
|Registration:||Secure online registration now open|
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