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2018 Global Conference & Annual Meeting of Stockholders

Milwaukee, Wisconsin | September 17 - 20, 2018

Early Registration Deadline:
July 26, 2018
To qualify for the 10% early registration discount, your registration and approved credit card payment must be received and processed by our system before 11:59 PM (23:59) US Central Time on July 26, 2018.
Registration Deadline:
September 12, 2018


Situated in the heart of Milwaukee’s exclusive East Side, The Pfister Hotel will host HTRI for a full two-day agenda. HTRI’s Global Conference creates a one-stop-shop for your educational needs. In addition to the technical updates, networking happy hours, and software demonstrations, the event offers training courses, Wednesday and Thursday, immediately following the main event. 

Discounted rates and room types are available at the conference venue from September 13-22, 2018.

Book accommodations at The Pfister Hotel

We're currently finalizing the schedule and topics for the technical program. Other elements to be expected this year include panel sessions, roundtables, and training courses. 

Interested in being a sponsor? Contact Samantha Elliott for details.

Check-in and continental breakfast begin at 7:30 AM.

    Global Conference and Annual Meeting of Stockholders (US$475)
    Monday, September 17, 2018
    Annual Meeting of Stockholders
    8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
    Technical Presentations
    10:30 AM to 1:00 PM
    • HTRI research initiatives
    • Software update
    Panel Session I: Cooling water fouling
    1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    Technical Presentations
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Xchanger Suite 8 features
    • Xfh Ultra 2.0 preview
    Poster & Demo Sessions/Happy Hour I
    4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
    Welcome Reception
    6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    Tuesday, September 18, 2018
    Panel Session II: Condenser design
    8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
    Technical Presentations
    11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
    • Thermosiphon turndown
    • CFD studies of entrainment in kettle reboilers
    • Phase-change methods for plate heat exchangers
    12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
    Technical Presentations
    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Implementing new methods into Xchanger Suite
    • Lessons learned: Modeling double-tube exchangers
    • Air-cooler CFD study
    • Shellside condensation of mixtures in vacuum
    Poster & Demo Sessions/Happy Hour II
    4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Topics listed above are not necessarily the title of the final presentation.

Training Courses

Check-in begins at 8:00 AM. Courses run from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM daily.

Course fees include arrival tea/coffee, lunches and snacks at breaks, training materials (workbooks, solutions booklets, and electronic copies of the case files), and computers with Xchanger Suite.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

    Technology Advances in Xchanger Suite 8 Short Course (US$650)

    Instructors: Lauren V. Moran and Siddharth Talapatra

    Be one of the first to investigate the new and enhanced features in HTRI Xchanger Suite 8. In this short course, you will also learn how HTRI’s latest method improvements will influence your cases and optimize your designs.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

    Heat Exchanger Troubleshooting Short Course (US$650)

    Instructor: Andy Mountford

    Design decisions can have a costly impact on heat exchanger operation. Learn by reviewing several real cases in which unit designs had critical commercial consequences for operators/owners. In some cases, the units did not work in service; in others, the designs were revamped before the units began operation.

    Each case study is introduced as a problem; participants work individually or in groups to determine the cause and develop solutions. Prior to each case, the instructor reviews related HTRI methods.

Samantha Elliott
+1.979.690.5050 office


Lauren V. Moran
Lauren v moran

Manager, Technical Support, joined HTRI after having worked for five years with two National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) contractors at the Johnson Space Center in the Houston, Texas (TX), USA: McDonald Detwiller and Associates Ltd. (MDA) and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). Her responsibilities as a Systems Engineer focused on projects related to the International Space Station. She was certified as a console extravehicular robotics engineer and safety engineer in the Mission Control Center and also served as technical liaison between Boeing and the Canadian Space Agency. Moran now provides technical support and training to HTRI members and assists in contracts and troubleshooting heat exchangers. She earned a BS in Engineering from LeTourneau University, Longview, Texas.

Andy Mountford
Andy mountford

Senior Consulting Engineer, Technical Services & 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.

Siddharth Talapatra
Siddharth talapatra

Group Lead, Research, earned his MS and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. During his graduate studies, he was a Research Assistant at the Laboratory for Experimental Fluid Dynamics, where he worked on projects involving turbulence, fluid structure interaction, and oceanography using high-speed imaging, particle image velocimetry, and holography. His dissertation research focused on elucidating coherent structures in the nearwall region for a rough channel flow, and understanding the key biophysical interactions in the coastal ocean. Talapatra also holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute for Technology, Kharagpur, India. At HTRI, his primary research responsibilities are focused on qualitative and quantitative flow visualization and laser anemometry used to examine two-phase flow.


The Pfister Hotel

424 East Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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Hotel Information

Property Location
The Pfister Hotel is in the heart of Milwaukee, walking distance from Marcus Center for the Performing Arts and Old St. Mary's Church. This 4.5-star hotel is close to Milwaukee Art Museum and BMO Harris Bradley Center.

In your spare time, visit the scenic shores of Lake Michigan just three blocks from the hotel where you can tour the beautiful Milwaukee Art Museum.

Room Rate
Standard Single/Double Occupancy $199 per night

Pre and Post Conference Dates Available
Discounted rates start Thursday, September 13, 2018 and go through Saturday, September 22, 2018 (pending availability)

Hotel Cut-Off Date
August 14, 2018 (pending availability)

Hotel Rooms
The Pfister Hotel features 307 guest rooms and hotel suites.

Attendees are responsible for their own reservations and cancellations. If changes need to be made to an existing reservation, please contact The Pfister Hotel at +1(414)273-8222.


Parking Rates
A special overnight parking rate is available for registered guests.

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Getting There

Visa Information

Visa requirements often change and vary by country. For the latest information, be sure to visit the U.S. Department of State--Bureau of Consular Affairs when planning your business trip. If you need a visa, apply early to allow sufficient time for processing. 

Invitation Letter

To help with the visa submission process, HTRI provides a formal invitations letter. Please contact Samantha Elliott for a personalized invitation letter. 

Air Travel

The General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) is roughly 10.5 miles from The Pfister Hotel.

Airport Guide

Ground Transportation

For a full list of transportation options, visit the airport website.

Planning Ahead

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