Join Heat Transfer Research, Inc. (HTRI) at The Leela Palace Chennai as we celebrate 50 years in business. This conference includes corporate updates, technical presentations, and four training sessions. In addition to our regular program, we invite you to a celebratory reception and dinner on Monday, December 3.
Face-to-face events provide an excellent opportunity to share experiences and knowledge with your fellow members and experts from HTRI. We hope to see you in Chennai!
Registration opens one hour before the first event of the day.
Monday, December 3, 2012
|09:00 - 17:30||Corporate Updates and Technical Reports|
|18:00 - 20:00||Welcome Reception|
|20:00 - 22:30||50th Anniversary Dinner|
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
|09:00 - 17:30||Technology Advances in HTRI Xchanger Suite 7 Workshop|
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
|09:00 - 17:30||Condensers Workshop|
Thursday, December 6, 2012
|09:00 - 17:30||Reboiler Troubleshooting Workshop|
Friday, December 7, 2012
|09:00 - 17:30||Heat Exchanger Fouling Short Course|
Instructor: Andrew J. Mountford
Date: Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Time: 09:00 - 17:30
Be one of the first to investigate the new and enhanced features in HTRI Xchanger Suite 7. In this workshop, you will also learn how the latest improvements to HTRI methods will influence your cases and optimize your designs.
This is one workshop that you should not miss!
- Overview of modifications in Version 7
- Improved user interface for shell-and-tube heat exchangers and streamlined input navigator
- New graphing tools
- New tube layout engine
- New features for kettle reboilers
- Improved tubeside laminar methods and temperature pinch predictor
- Updates to tubeside desuperheating methods
- New shellside reflux condenser option
- Changes to pressure drop calculations in horizontal tubeside condensation
- Changes to tubeside mist flow and convective boiling methods
- New mixed convection methods in vertical tubes
- New micro-finned boiling and condensation methods
Learn the fundamentals of condensation mechanisms and how they apply to condenser designs! Apply guidelines to develop Xchanger Suite cases for accurate assessment of performance. This course provides a foundation for understanding the basis for thermal design of typical industrial heat exchangers.
- Film condensation in vertical surfaces
- Condensation in horizontal tube bundles
- Interfacial vapor shear effects on condensation heat transfer
- Condensation inside horizontal tubes
- Desuperheating and subcooling
- Condensation with mixtures
- Condensation with enhanced heat transfer surfaces
- Two-phase pressure drop
- Venting inerts
Engineers who design and evaluate condenser equipment
Instructor: David J. Evans
Date: Thursday, December 6, 2012
Time: 09:00 - 17:30
Modeling reboilers in Xist can be challenging, and interpreting the results is a learned skill. Troubleshooting reboilers operation is equally challenging. Come to this workshop to practice modeling and troubleshooting reboiler operation. Participants will investigate a series of case studies, which may include
- C3 splitter with film boiling
- replacement of column bottom reboilers
- fouling of a naptha reboiler
- low performance of a kettle reboiler
- instability of a once-through reboiler
Xist users who design and troubleshoot reboilers or evaluate reboiler performance
Instructor: Andrew J. Mountford
Date: Friday, December 7, 2012
Time: 09:00 - 17:30
Industry experience indicates that using traditional methods in heat exchanger design for fouling service may result in excessive heat transfer area in some applications and promote fouling in others. This course reviews issues with fouling and several methods used in designing heat exchangers for fouling service.
- Mechanisms, mitigation, and diagnosis of crude oil fouling
- Uncertainty and design margins, including a review of open literature methods
- Overview of cooling water fouling, with discussion of the HTRI predictive model for cooling water fouling
- Risk-based design method
- No-foul design method
Engineers who specify, rate, and/or analyze heat exchangers in fouling service
David J. Evans, Manager, Technical Support, joined HTRI after working for ten years at AspenTech UK Ltd, first as Senior Technical Support Engineer and more recently as Customer Support Manager, UK. Prior to that, he worked as a Software Developer with AEA Technology Plc. for over ten years, and as a Project and Process Engineer with Steetley Engineering Ltd. A Chartered Engineer (CEng) and Chartered Information Technology Professional (CITP), Evans earned two BSc degrees, one in Chemical Engineering from University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom (UK), and the other in Computer Science from the Wolverhampton Polytechnic (now University of Wolverhampton), Wolverhampton, UK. Evans coordinates technical support and provides training worldwide, focusing on EMEA. His education, combined with over 30 years of experience in heat transfer and process simulation, gives him a broad-based skill set for his role at HTRI. He is actively involved in the UK Heat Transfer Society as a Trustee and Committee Member.
Andrew J. Mountford provides technical support and training for HTRI. He earned a BSc and MSc in Chemistry and a PhD in Organometallic and Materials Chemistry from the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. During his tenure there, he conducted research at Wolfson Laboratory for Materials and Catalysis. He previously held the position of Thermal Design Supervisor at Tecnicas Reunidas in Madrid, Spain, gaining valuable experience using HTRI methods and software. Mountford oversaw the development of several high-profile PWR and BWR nuclear plant projects, as well as gained valuable experience in the thermohydraulic design of heat transfer equipment for the petrochemical and nitric acid/nitrates industries. His experience in using HTRI Xchanger Suite makes him uniquely qualified to bring an end user’s perspective to the HTRI training program and to share techniques for effectively working with the software.
Vijaykumar Sathyamurthi, Engineer, Research, was awarded his BE in Mechanical Engineering from Nagpur University, Nagpur, India, and then earned his MS and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University (TAMU), College Station, Texas, USA. Prior to joining HTRI, Sathyamurthi was a Graduate Teaching Assistant and also worked on several projects at the Multi-phase Flow and Heat Transfer Lab at TAMU. His dissertation was entitled Experimental & Numerical Investigation of Pool Boiling on Engineered Surfaces Using Thin-film Temperature Sensors. At HTRI, he conducts experimental and analytical research, primarily focusing on condensation.
Zhihua "Frank" Yang, Manager, Research, has a BS in Power and Mechanical Engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University, China, and an MS and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from State University of New York at Stony Brook, New York (NY), USA. He has conducted research for 20 years at HTRI, focusing primarily on condensation. Yang has taught several courses at HTRI meetings and member company sites. Before joining HTRI, Yang worked briefly as a mechanical engineer with Analysis and Design Application Company (ADAPCO), New York, NY, and as a research engineer and lecturer with the State Key Laboratory of Multi-Phase Flow and Heat Transfer at Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China. Yang, an ASME Fellow, is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in Texas.
The Leela Palace Chennai
Additional Hotel Accommodations near Venue
Listed below are hotels near The Leela Palace Chennai, given in order of approximate price range (lower to higher).
Workshops US$400 each
Short course US$600
Reception/dinner option only US$50
|November 23, 2012|
|Attire:||Business casual (no ties or jackets required)|
|Business formal attire is suggested for the 50th Anniversary Dinner — no tie is required.|
|Registration:||Registration is now closed|
Rajan R. Desai
June Elliott Hardy
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