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Xist Workshop

Course Fee: US$450


This workshop is devoted to the shell-and-tube exchanger 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 will leave the class knowing how to take full advantage of the features this robust tool offers.

Key Topics

  • Overview of Xist capabilities and applications
  • Geometry input for shell-and-tube heat exchangers
  • Process specifications for rating, simulation, and design
  • Guidelines for specifying fluid properties
  • Introduction to vibration analysis

Suggested Participants

Designers of shell-and-tube heat exchangers and process engineers who evaluate their performance


Outline

  1. Xist Geometry
    • Geometry input options
    • Tube layout

  2. Performance and Process Data
    • HTRI measures of performance
    • Options to review performance data
    • Process specification rules
    • Troubleshooting process data input

  3. Fluid Properties
    • HTRI methods to specify fluid properties
    • Guidelines to specify fluid properties
    • Improve accuracy
    • Troubleshoot case with unexpected results

  4. Vibration Analysis
    • Fundamentals of vibration analysis
    • Vortex shedding
    • Fluidelastic instability

  5. Methods
    • HTRI methods to calculate performance
    • HTRI Delta Factor

Currently Scheduled


Upcoming Instructors

  • 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.


  • Ashley Simmons


  • Engineer, Technical Support, graduated with a BS in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. During her studies, she completed two internships with oil & gas equipment company Proserv, gaining experience with product testing and technical writing. She worked in heat exchanger sales, covering the Houston, Waco, and Dallas/Fort Worth areas, for almost two years before joining HTRI. As a member of the Engineering Services group, she focuses on technical support and contracts but also assists with development of other materials for HTRI's technical program.