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Condensers Short Course

Course Fee: US$650

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.

Key Topics

  • 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
  • Drainage

Suggested Participants

Engineers who design and evaluate condenser equipment


Currently Scheduled


Upcoming Instructors

  • David Frankum


  • Senior Engineer, Technical Support, provides technical support and training for HTRI. He earned a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Birmingham and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Nottingham. Before joining HTRI, Frankum worked for Aspentech as a Team Leader in technical support. He also has experience with UKAEA as a technical/quality manager in the separation processes service. Frankum’s research experience, along with his knowledge of a wide range of heat exchanger-type equipment and design software packages (EDR, HTC, B-JAC, HYSYS, Aspen plus, and Xchanger Suite), gives him a broad-based skill set for his role at HTRI.


  • Andy Mountford


  • Senior Consulting Engineer, Technical Services and Sales, 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.