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HTRI Training - Europe

Berlin, Germany | October 09 - 11, 2018

Steigenberger Hotel Berlin | Berlin, Germany

  • Technology Advances in Xchanger Suite 8 Short Course
  • Kettle Reboilers Short Course
  • Heat Exchanger Troubleshooting Short Course

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 and training materials (workbooks, solutions booklets, and electronic copies of the case files). Computers with Xchanger Suite are available for use during the training event. Computers may be shared with other attendees.

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

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

    Instructors: Andy Mountford and David Frankum

    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.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

    Kettle Reboilers Short Course (US$650)

    Instructors: Andy Mountford and David Frankum

    Thermal design methods for kettle reboilers have evolved over the years and old rules-of-thumb no longer apply. New research results, software advances, and feedback from industry all contribute to improved design practices. The course presents the most up-to-date research in kettle reboilers, provides our current recommendation to use Xist to model kettles accurately, and discusses future research and software development to improve predictions. Many example problems illustrate recommended good practices for using Xist, interpreting warning messages, improving designs, and troubleshooting cases.

    Key Topics

    • Shellside boiling methods
    • Recirculation
    • Liquid level and bundle dryout
    • Differences between bundle composition and feed composition
    • Kettle sizing
    • Entrainment
    • Vibration
    • Fouling

    Suggested Participants

    Thermal design engineers and heat exchanger experts

Thursday, October 11, 2018

    Heat Exchanger Troubleshooting Short Course (US$650)

    Instructors: Andy Mountford and David Frankum

    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.

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

Hans U. Zettler
+44.1483.685100 office


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 & 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.


Steigenberger Hotel Berlin

Los-Angeles-Platz 1
10789 Berlin