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Special Topics in Xace Short Course

Course Fee: US$650

Improve your understanding of the methods in Xace and develop new skills to model difficult cases. This short course focuses on improving thermal predictions, interpreting results, troubleshooting cases and applying workarounds. Even the most experienced thermal designers will gain new insight into how to improve thermal analyses using Xace.

Case studies may include

  • Rating natural draft (fans-off) cases
  • Improving accuracy of predicted driver power
  • Modeling units with redundancy fans (3x50% fans)
  • Multiple service units
  • Inert blanketing in air-cooled condensers

Suggested Participants

Experienced Xace users who rate, design and troubleshoot air-cooled heat exchangers

Currently Scheduled

Upcoming Instructors

  • Andy Mountford

  • Senior Technical Lead, Training, 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.