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Date:
May 29, 2024
Time:
9:30 PM CDT (UTC -05:00)

Session targeted for audience in Asia (May 29, 2024 at 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM India Standard Time, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM China Standard Time, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Japan Standard Time). 

Designing effective heat exchangers requires understanding flow and heat transfer characteristics of fluids. Heat exchangers frequently use non-Newtonian fluids, and HTRI has conducted research to increase our knowledge of their behavior. 

In this webinar, we discuss the basics of non-Newtonian fluids and using power law to model the behavior. The timeline of non-Newtonian fluids research at HTRI is showcased, with highlights of research projects such as the experiments in 2019 using ketchup as a working fluid. HTRI used the collected experimental data to develop correlations for heat transfer and pressure drop, as well as to construct and validate a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model. We also tested the HTRI correlation for a pseudo-plastic fluid 0.2% wt. Carbopol, using experimental data from literature. These data are then compared with HTRI correlations, using CFD. This study enhanced our understanding of non-Newtonian fluids, providing a clear path forward for additional research.

Join this session to learn more.

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes

Registration deadline: May 27, 2024 (11:59 PM US Central Time)


Denver, Colorado, USA | June 6 – 7, 2024
The Horizons Symposiums bring together industry, academia, and government research professionals to discuss technology developments, encouraging new initiatives to solve difficult problems.

2024 Topic: Utilization of Low-Grade Waste Heat in Industry
This symposium explores the challenges to overcome and opportunities to expand waste heat recovery at lower temperatures. Topics of interest include organic rankine cycles, absorption chillers, mechanical vapor compression heat pumps, novel heat exchanger technologies, efficient combined heat and power cycles, thermal storage solutions, geothermal power, carbon capture processes using waste heat.

Four Seasons Hotel Denver
Denver, Colorado, USA
Four Seasons Hotel Denver is located about 30 minutes from Denver International Airport (DIA), in the middle of Denver’s bustling Theatre District. This urban retreat offers its guests easy access to some of the city’s best dining and entertainment.

Currently seeking speakers
If you are interested in becoming a speaker, please contact us at [email protected]


June 14, 2024

Registration for this event is closed; no further seats are available. Payment must be received by May 29, 2024 (11:59 PM US Central Time). Training registration is not complete until HTRI receives payment.

HTRI invites you to join us on June 14, 2024 at the Exhibition Hall in Pacifico Yokohama for the following course presented in English and Japanese

Xist Workshop

With limited seating available, we encourage you to register as soon as possible! Take advantage of this hands-on opportunity to improve your understanding of HTRI software. The training will be conducted using Xchanger Suite® 9.2.1.


Date:
June 26, 2024
Time:
9:00 AM CDT (UTC -05:00)

Energy efficiency has always been an important consideration for process heat exchanger design. Current design approaches implement steady-state conservation laws only for mass and energy (the first law of thermodynamics) and are limited because the efficiency value always approaches unity.  This webinar explores a new, more discriminating efficiency analysis in Xchanger Suite® that is based on the second law of thermodynamics. By calculating the net change in thermodynamic availability of the streams, we can evaluate the irreversible energy loss—an important metric in trade-off studies. This irreversibility is dependent on the dead-state temperature and the net change in entropy of the streams. After an overview of the first and second laws, this webinar reviews two case studies: a shell-and-tube heat exchanger and an air-cooled heat exchanger. We then review the overall efficiency trends noted when evaluating heat exchanger designs using the second law of thermodynamics.

Join this webinar to learn more.

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes

Registration deadline: June 24, 2024 (11:59 PM US Central Time)


Date:
July 01, 2024
Time:
9:00 PM CDT (UTC -05:00)

Session targeted for audience in Asia (July 02, 2024 at 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM India Standard Time, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM China Standard Time, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Japan Standard Time).

Energy efficiency has always been an important consideration for process heat exchanger design. Current design approaches implement steady-state conservation laws only for mass and energy (the first law of thermodynamics) and are limited because the efficiency value always approaches unity.  This webinar explores a new, more discriminating efficiency analysis in Xchanger Suite® that is based on the second law of thermodynamics. By calculating the net change in thermodynamic availability of the streams, we can evaluate the irreversible energy loss—an important metric in trade-off studies. This irreversibility is dependent on the dead-state temperature and the net change in entropy of the streams. After an overview of the first and second laws, this webinar reviews two case studies: a shell-and-tube heat exchanger and an air-cooled heat exchanger. We then review the overall efficiency trends noted when evaluating heat exchanger designs using the second law of thermodynamics.

Join this webinar to learn more.

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes

Registration deadline: June 26, 2024 (11:59 PM US Central Time)


Date:
July 24, 2024
Time:
2:30 AM CDT (UTC -05:00)

Session targeted for audience in Europe and Asia (July 24, 2024 at 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Central European Summer Time, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM India Standard Time, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM China Standard Time, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Japan Standard Time).

Considered to be the most advanced thermal process design and simulation software, Xchanger Suite® rates, simulates, and designs a variety of heat transfer equipment. This webinar offers an overview of the major new features in Version 9.2, including 

  • improved kettle methods in Xist®
  • improved falling film evaporator (FFE) methods in Xist
  • exergy calculation in Xace®Xhpe®Xist and Xjpe®
  • porous coated tube option in XaceXhpeXist and Xjpe
  • non-Newtonian fluids (NNF) option in Xist
  • volumetric flow rate input in Xist
  • outlet pressure input in Xist
  • plugged tubes option in Xace 

Join this webinar to learn more about features like these.

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes

Registration deadline: July 18, 2024 (11:59 PM US Central Time)


St. Louis, Missouri | September 16 - 19, 2024
Registration opening in May 2024

The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Pre-conference Meetings: Saturday, September 14 – Sunday, September 15, 2024
General Sessions: Monday, September 16 – Tuesday, September 17, 2024
Training: Wednesday, September 18 – Thursday, September 19, 2024

Minutes away from downtown St. Louis, The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis offers a transformative guest experience. Tucked within the Arts and Garden District of Clayton, Missouri, this hotel provides an elevated experience with recently enhanced spaces and vibrant dining options. The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis is a luxury hotel bringing global sophistication and midwestern spirit to St. Louis’ trendy Clayton neighborhood.

For additional details, please visit our conference website.


September 30 - October 03, 2024
Early Registration Deadline: September 04, 2024
Registration Deadline: September 23, 2024


Schedule

This online course consists of recorded lectures available on demand and live Q&A sessions. Your registration gives you access to all Q&A sessions and course content during the four-day access period.

All course instruction will be provided in pre-recorded videos available on demand. The live Q&A sessions are optional. These sessions are available to you for clarification on topics and answers to questions that you may have regarding the course. 

Tuesday, October 01, 2024

Q&A Session 1:

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM British Summer Time
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM India Standard Time
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM China Standard Time
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM Japan Standard Time

Q&A Session 2:

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Central Daylight Time
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM British Summer Time
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM Central European Summer Time

Thursday, October 03, 2024

Q&A Session 3:

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM British Summer Time
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM India Standard Time
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM China Standard Time
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM Japan Standard Time

Q&A Session 4:

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Central Daylight Time
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM British Summer Time
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM Central European Summer Time

Registrants will receive an email containing instructions on how to access the online course and optional, live Q&A sessions. The email will be distributed at least (2) business days prior to start of the four-day access period. Instructor-led Q&A sessions are hosted in Microsoft® Teams®. Xfh® Ultra examples are used to complete case study exercises. If a registrant does not have access to HTRI software through a member company, HTRI will provide a temporary license for use during the event. All training materials are based on Xfh® Ultra 3.0.

Description

This workshop is an introduction to modeling the performance of process fired heaters using Xfh Ultra. Starting with a brief review of fundamental concepts, attendees will then use an API 560 Specification Sheet of a proposed fired heater design to develop a complete fired heater model in Xfh Ultra and rate the heater’s performance.

Key Topics

  • Process fired heater fundamentals
  • Xfh Ultra capabilities and applications
  • Heuristic approach to model development in Xfh Ultra
  • Fluid definitions, process specification, and geometry inputs
  • Practical guidelines for interpreting Xfh Ultra output reports and measures of performance

Suggested Participants

Engineers with or without prior knowledge of fired heater design, who rate the performance of process fired heaters

HTRI Software

This course will make use of the following HTRI software: Xfh® Ultra

Course Credits: 6 hours (PDH/CEU)

Course Fee: US$450

Course Outline

Event Contact: Shannon Resendez
+1.979.690.5050 office
[email protected]


October 14 - 17, 2024
Early Registration Deadline: September 11, 2024
Registration Deadline: October 07, 2024


Schedule

This online course consists of recorded lectures available on demand and live Q&A sessions. Your registration gives you access to course content during the four-day access period. All course instruction will be provided in pre-recorded videos available on demand. The live Q&A sessions are available to you for clarification on topics and answers to questions that you may have regarding the course.

Registrants will receive an email containing instructions on how to access the online course and live Q&A sessions. The email will be distributed at least (2) business days prior to the start of the four-day access period. Instructor-led Q&A sessions are hosted in Microsoft® Teams®. Xchanger Suite® examples are used to complete case study exercises. If a registrant does not have access to HTRI software through a member company, HTRI will provide a temporary license for use during the event. All training materials are based on software Version 9.1.

Description

If you work with plate-and-frame geometries, Xphe® is the software for you. In this workshop you will discover how to use HTRI’s graphical tool for rating plate-and-frame heat exchanger designs and for conducting comparative studies of plate-and-frame versus shell-and-tube design solutions for specific applications. You will learn how Xphe handles single-phase and two-phase heat transfer and pressure drop for common corrugated plate patterns in a variety of configurations, from single-pass, single-plate arrangements to multipass, mixed plate designs. You will also leave with a better understanding of the analytical methods used in Xphe. Note that crossflow plate-and-block type arrangements are not accommodated in Xphe and are therefore not covered in this workshop.

 

Key Topics

  • Overview of Xphe capabilities and applications (single-/multiple-plate types and passes, non-Newtonian fluid specification, port maldistribution, and more...)
  • Process specifications for rating, simulation, and design
  • Guidelines for specifying fluid properties
  • Geometry input
  • Introduction to HTRI analysis methods

Suggested Participants

Process and thermal design engineers that evaluate plate-and-frame heat exchanger performance

HTRI Software

This course will make use of the following HTRI software: Xchanger Suite® components Xist® and Xphe®

Course Credits: 6 hours (PDH/CEU)

Course Fee: US$450

Course Outline

Event Contact: Shannon Resendez
+1.979.690.5050 office
[email protected]


October 22 - 24, 2024
Early Registration Deadline: September 25, 2024
Registration Deadline: October 07, 2024

HTRI invites you to a three-day training event hosted at the HTRI Global Headquarters in Navasota, Texas, USA. Join us for the following training conducted in Xchanger Suite® 9.2.1:

  • Xist Workshop
  • Xvib Workshop
  • Xace Workshop

Take advantage of this hands-on opportunity to improve your understanding of HTRI software. Select one or more of the available courses during registration. We look forward to seeing you in Navasota!


November 05 - 07, 2024
Early Registration Deadline: October 09, 2024
Registration Deadline: October 21, 2024

HTRI invites you to a three-day training event in Amsterdam. Join us for the following training conducted in Xchanger Suite® 9.2.1:

  • Special Topics in Xace Short Course
  • Heat Exchanger Troubleshooting Short Course
  • Condensers Short Course

Take advantage of this opportunity to discuss industry challenges and improve your understanding of HTRI software. Select one or more of the available courses during registration. We look forward to seeing you in Amsterdam!


November 18 - 21, 2024
Early Registration Deadline: October 23, 2024
Registration Deadline: November 06, 2024


Schedule

This online course consists of recorded lectures available on demand and live Q&A sessions. Your registration gives you access to course content during the four-day access period. All course instruction will be provided in pre-recorded videos available to view on demand. The live Q&A sessions are available to you for clarification on topics and answers to questions that you may have regarding the course.

Registrants will receive an email containing instructions on how to access the online course and live Q&A sessions. The email will be distributed at least (2) business days prior to the start of the four-day access period. Instructor-led Q&A sessions are hosted in Microsoft® Teams®. Xchanger Suite® examples are used to complete case study exercises. If a registrant does not have access to HTRI software through a member company, HTRI will provide a temporary license for use during the event. All training materials are based on the current software version.

Description

Do you design air-cooled heat exchangers? Evaluate their performance? Then this workshop is for you. Learn how to use Xace effectively to rate and design air-cooled heat exchangers, economizers, and air preheaters. All example problems and practice exercises relate to geometries handled only by Xace.

Key Topics

  • Overview of Xace capabilities and applications
  • Geometry inputs for air coolers and economizers
  • Process specifications for rating, simulation, and design
  • Guidelines for specifying fluid properties
  • Introduction to HTRI analysis methods

Suggested Participants

Designers of air-cooled heat exchangers and process engineers who evaluate their performance

HTRI Software

This course will make use of the following HTRI software: Xchanger Suite® component Xace®

Course Credits: 6 hours (PDH/CEU)

Course Fee: US$450

Course Outline

Event Contact: Shannon Resendez
+1.979.690.5050 office
[email protected]


November 19 - 21, 2024
Early Registration Deadline: October 21, 2024
Registration Deadline: November 04, 2024

HTRI invites you to a three-day training event at the Vabien Education Center in Seoul. Join us for the following training conducted in Xchanger Suite® 9.2.1:

  • Xist Workshop
  • Special Topics in Xist Short Course
  • Special Topics in Xace Short Course

Take advantage of this hands-on opportunity to improve your understanding of HTRI software. Select one, two, or all three courses during registration. We look forward to seeing you in Seoul!


December 09 - 12, 2024
Early Registration Deadline: November 13, 2024
Registration Deadline: December 02, 2024


Schedule

This online course consists of recorded lectures available on demand and live Q&A sessions. Your registration gives you access to course content during the four-day access period. All course instruction will be provided in pre-recorded videos available to view on demand. The live Q&A sessions are available to you for clarification on topics and answers to questions that you may have regarding the course.

Registrants will receive an email containing instructions on how to access the online course and live Q&A sessions. The email will be distributed at least (2) business days prior to the start of the four-day access period. Instructor-led Q&A sessions are hosted in Microsoft® Teams®. Xchanger Suite® examples are used to complete case study exercises. If a registrant does not have access to HTRI software through a member company, HTRI will provide a temporary license for use during the event. All training materials are based on the current software version.

Description

This workshop is devoted to the shell-and-tube exchanger geometries handled only by Xist®. The course 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 interface and the benefits of HTRI methods
  • Process specification rules for rating, simulation, and design modes
  • Guidelines for specifying fluid properties
  • Description of Xist geometry input parameters and their defaults
  • Interpretation of Xist outputs for validation of unit performance

Suggested Participants

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

HTRI Software

This course will make use of the following HTRI software: Xchanger Suite® component Xist®

Course Credits: 6 hours (PDH/CEU)

Course Fee: US$450

Course Outline

Event Contact: Shannon Resendez
+1.979.690.5050 office
[email protected]


2025 HTRI Global Conference & Annual Meeting of Stockholders

Denver, Colorado | September 22 - 25, 2025
Registration opening in May 2025

Four Seasons Hotel Denver
Denver, Colorado, USA

Pre-conference Meetings: Saturday, September 20 – Sunday, September 21, 2025
General Sessions: Monday, September 22 – Tuesday, September 23, 2025
Training: Wednesday, September 24 – Thursday, September 25, 2025

Located in the heart of the Mile High City, Four Seasons Hotel Denver is an urban retreat just minutes from the restaurants and boutiques of historic Larimer Square. The hotel is nestled in the city’s theater district, walking distance to the art complex, and just a few blocks away from three major sports arenas.


Frankfurt am Main, Germany | June 10 - 14, 2024

HTRI will be exhibiting at ACHEMA the World Forum and Leading Show for the Process Industries. Visit us at Stand A62 in Hall 4.0, Thermal Processes Exhibition Group.

Achema 2024


Galveston Island Convention Center | Galveston, TX, USA | June 26 - 27, 2024

Downstream USA 2024 conference will bring together 500+ executives from major downstream producers and EPCs for 2-days of exclusive case-studies evidencing real ROI and discussion sharing lessons learned and successful strategies cutting costs, creating value, and driving decarbonizing.

HTRI will be exhibiting at Booth #823.


Hilton Anaheim | Anaheim, California, USA | July 15 - 17, 2024

ASME welcomes you to the 2024 Fluids Engineering Division's (FED) Summer Meeting where FED continues to strive to meet the challenges of disseminating timely technical information by organizing technical conferences and conducting workshops and panel discussions. Every year FED organizes the Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting (FEDSM) and this year will be co-locating with the Summer Heat Transfer Conference and Energy Sustainability Conference.

Syed Haq will be presenting, Flow Maldistribution in Heat Exchangers and Role of Computational Fluid Dynamics in Predictions.


Fiesta Americana Merida Hotel | Merida, Yucatan, Mexico | August 11 - 14, 2024

Welcome to PetroPhase 2024 - The 24th edition of the International Conference on Petroleum Phase Behavior and Fouling. PetroPhase is a forum where the latest technical advances on the production and processing of petroleum as well as the most significant techniques for a quick and efficient energy transition are presented and discussed. The conference will be held at the beautiful city of Mérida, México, where Mayan ancient pyramids mix with the largest water canal and cenotes natural network in the planet.

Aaron Smith will be presenting, Evidence Asphaltene Precipitates Foul in an Intermediate State.