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HTRI Training - Europe

Florence, Italy | March 13 - 15, 2018

Training Courses

Check-in begins at 8:30 AM. Courses run from 9:00 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.

Tuesday, March 13 - Wednesday, March 14, 2018

    Process Heat Exchangers: Applications and Rules-of-Thumb Short Course (US$1200)

    Instructors: David Frankum and Andy Mountford

    Why select a horizontal instead of a vertical thermosiphon? How do you size a heat exchanger for an application? How much margin should you select? What are typical operating problems?

    This course focuses on developing design checklists and rules-of- thumb to help engineers avoid common problems in process heat transfer. It surveys common heat exchanger types used in the process industry including shell-and-tube, air-cooled, plate-frame, and plate- fin exchangers. Fundamentals of heat transfer and pressure drop are provided for single-phase, boiling, and condensing services. Selection criteria for common applications are discussed, guidelines for thermal design are provided, and detailed examples are summarized. Industry case studies of thermal design and operational problems are presented and lessons learned discussed.

    A copy of Process Heat Transfer: Principles, Applications, and Rules of Thumb, by Robert Serth and Thomas Lestina, is included with the course and serves as the primary reference for course material. Engineers who have recently graduated and more experienced engineers who are responsible for design and operation of process heat exchangers will find this course valuable.

    Key Topics

    • Types and applications of heat exchangers
    • Fundamentals of heat exchanger performance
    • Heat exchanger selection criteria
    • Single-phase applications and performance
    • Boiling applications and methods
    • Condensing applications and methods
    • Operational problems
    • Troubleshooting heat exchanger operation

    Suggested Participants

    Engineers—from novice to expert—who want to improve their design process and checklists

Thursday, March 15, 2018

    Xist Workshop (US$450)

    Instructors: David Frankum and Andy Mountford

    Even if your work is limited to shell-and-tube heat exchangers, there’s much to be learned! This workshop is devoted to the 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

Agnes Boniface
Heat Transfer Research, Inc.
Guildford, Surrey
United Kingdom
+44.1483.685100 office
+44.1483.685101 fax

Shannon Fite Iverson
Heat Transfer Research, Inc.
P.O. Box 1390
Navasota, Texas 77868
+1.979.690.5050 office
+1.979.690.3250 fax

Hans U. Zettler
+44.1483.685100 office
+44.1483.685101 fax


David Frankum
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
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.


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