We invite you to attend HTRI Training at The Westin Melbourne. This expert-led event includes four days of hands-on and interactive training using industry-inspired case studies. Training options include something relevant for different specialities, skills, and experience levels.
Seating is limited, so we encourage you to register soon.
Computers and training materials (including electronic case files) are provided. Participants receive certificates upon completion of each course.
|Tuesday, January 8, 2013|
|8:30 - 17:00||HTRI Xchanger Suite Essentials Workshop|
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
|8:30 - 17:00||Advanced Xist Workshop|
Thursday, January 10, 2013
|8:30 - 17:00||Heat Exchanger Fouling Short Course|
Friday, January 11, 2013
|8:30 - 17:00||Advanced Xace Workshop|
Instructor: S. Greg Starks
Date: Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Time: 8:30 - 17:00
Do you need a review of modeling techniques and HTRI methods in Xchanger Suite? After a brief introduction to the component software, you receive debugging tips and a checklist for data needed to set up a case.
Using hands-on examples, you will learn about HTRI’s latest guidelines to specify fluid properties, boiling and condensing method options, and general recommendations for reviewing results.
- Overview of Xchanger Suite components and data entry
- Geometry input for shell-and-tube, air-cooled, and plate-and-frame exchangers
- Process specifications for rating, simulation, and design
- Guidelines for specifying fluid properties
- Introduction to HTRI analysis methods
Novice users of Xchanger Suite and engineers who need an update on the latest HTRI recommendations for exchanger performance
Have you been using Xist successfully but need to know more about analyzing complex cases? This workshop is for experienced users with a good working knowledge of heat exchanger design and operation.
This class addresses the latest HTRI guidelines for difficult cases. New research developments and software options are discussed and applied to a set of troubleshooting exercises.
- Shells in series
- Shellside condensation
- Design mode
- Flooded evaporators
- Falling film evaporators
- Modeling glycol injection
- Continuous fins
Experienced Xist users who troubleshoot cases and evaluate shell-and-tube exchanger performance
Instructor: Thomas G. Lestina
Date: Thursday, January 10, 2013
Time: 8:30 - 17:00
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
Improve your understanding of the methods in Xace and develop new skills to model difficult cases. This workshop focuses on troubleshooting cases, interpreting results, improving thermal predictions, and developing workarounds. Even the most experienced thermal designers will gain new insight into how to improve thermal analyses using Xace.
- Natural draft air-coolers
- Fin efficiency
- A-frame condensers
- Continuous tube-in-plate fins
- Modeling bundle bypass
Experienced Xace users who design and troubleshoot crossflow bundles
Thomas G. Lestina, Vice President, Research & Engineering Services, has more than 25 years of engineering project management experience. He earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Union College, Schenectady, New York, USA, and an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. He is a member of ASME and serves on the technical committee for the ASME Performance Test Code 12.5, Single Phase Heat Exchangers. Prior to joining HTRI, he worked as a Lead Engineer for MPR Associates, Inc., Alexandria, Virginia, USA. His primary areas of responsibility include contract services, technical support, and training. He serves as principal subject matter expert on technical content for course and instructor materials, assists in developing and customizing training, and routinely teaches courses. Lestina is 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 Westin Melbourne
A room block has not been negotiated. Contact the hotel directly to make a reservation.
Other Helpful Links
Payment must be received prior to the start of the training event.
|Course Fees:||As stated above|
Includes materials, arrival tea/coffee, breaks, and lunch.
January 2, 2013
|Attire:||Business casual (no ties or jackets required)|
|Registration:||Secure online registration now open |
Limited seating - register now!
Heat Transfer Research, Inc.
Event Registration Policies
An “event” is any series of HTRI sessions including training, conferences, or other official sessions occurring on one or more consecutive business days. These policies are subject to change without notice.
The registration deadline for all HTRI events is five business days prior to the event. Specific deadlines for each event are listed on the HTRI website.*
We regret that we are unable to accommodate onsite registration for events. All registrations must be made at least five days prior to the date of the event. Registrants already attending an event and wishing to attend another session during the same event may register onsite if space is available.*
Early Registration Discount
Registrants are eligible for a discounted fee on certain sessions when registering at least 60 calendar days prior to the event AND paying by credit card. Early registration discounts are not available for wire transfers or other forms of payment. Availability of discounts is noted on the HTRI website.
HTRI Cancellation or Postponement
If HTRI cancels or postpones an event for any reason, registrants may choose one of the following options:
Registrant Cancellation/Late Cancellation/No Show
Registrants who cancel their registration in writing at least 30 days prior to an event are eligible for a full refund of the registration fee or may apply their registration fee to another HTRI session or event occurring within 12 months of the date of the original event.
If written notice of cancellation is received less than 30 calendar days but more than five business days prior to the event, a US$50 cancellation fee will be deducted from any requested refund. Alternatively, you may choose to apply your fee to another HTRI event occurring within 12 months of the date of the original event with no penalty.
Registrants who cancel their registration in writing less than five business days prior to an event or who are not present on the day of the event are not eligible for a refund. However, if another session is occurring at the same event, the registrant may attend that event instead, provided that space is still available.
Registrants who fail to show up without providing written notice prior to the start time of the event are not eligible for a refund or to receive credit toward a different session or event.
Late Arrivals/Early Departures
Registrants may arrive late to an event, though you may not be immediately seated if doing so would unduly disrupt the event in progress. Partial refunds will not be granted for registrants who do not attend an entire session or event.
Registrants may transfer their registration to another person at any time up to five business days prior to the event. After that, we regretfully are unable to accommodate substitutions unless the transfer is to a person already attending a different session at the same event.*
*This policy is necessary to provide us with sufficient time to comply with U.S. Federal export law. HTRI is required to compare registrant names against several lists of sanctioned countries and persons.