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HTRI Training - China

Shanghai, China | November 06 - 09, 2018

Twelve at Hengshan | Shanghai, China

Join us at HTRI Training - China to discuss industry challenges and how to address them using HTRI software. Gain insight and participate in training opportunities that provide hands-on instruction to improve your knowledge, skill, and productivity. Portions of the following courses will be conducted in Chinese:

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

Training Courses

Check-in begins at 9:00 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, November 06, 2018

    Xist Workshop  (US$450)

    Instructors: LiDong Huang and Kevin Farrell

    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, November 07, 2018

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

    Instructors: LiDong Huang and Kevin Farrell

    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.

    Key Topics

    • Improved navigation and other changes to the Xchanger Suite interface
    • New graphing capabilities
    • Changes to methods including shellside condensation, shellside boiling, piping pressure drop, flow regime maps, enhanced surface heat transfer, and Stream Analysis

    Suggested Participants

    Current and prospective Xchanger Suite end users

Thursday, November 08, 2018

    Heat Exchanger Troubleshooting Short Course  (US$650)

    Instructors: LiDong Huang and Kevin Farrell

    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.

    Key Topics may include:

    • Steam generator with tube failure
    • Intercooler with vibration concern
    • Condenser-subcooler with design flaws
    • Recuperator with performance shortfall
    • Economizer with convergence issues
    • Brine chiller with insufficient duty
    • Flooded condenser with inadequate subcooling
    • Air-cooled condenser with noncondensables
    • Once-through reboiler with instability
    • Vapor-liquid separation
    • Fouling with tube failure
    • Gas cooler with inadequate performance

    Suggested Participants

    Engineers—from novice to expert—who want to ensure that design problems are identified before operation

Friday, November 09, 2018

    Kettle Reboilers Short Course  (US$650)

    Instructors: LiDong Huang and Kevin Farrell

    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

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Kevin Farrell
Kevin farrell

Principal Engineer, Computational Simulation & Validation, graduated from Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania, USA, with his BS, MS, and PhD in Mechanical Engineering. His areas of expertise include fluid dynamics, vibration, and thermal engineering. His responsibilities at HTRI focus on flow-induced vibration, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), visualization studies, and fired heaters. Prior to joining HTRI, he worked for 16 years as a researcher and deputy head of the Fluid Machinery Department of the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Pennsylvania State University. A member of ASME and ISA, Farrell is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in Pennsylvania and Texas, USA.

LiDong Huang
Lidong huang

Principal Engineer, Experimental Research, holds a BS from Shanghai Maritime University and an MS from University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, Shanghai, China. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Houston, Houston, Texas, USA, where he studied and developed methods for predicting subcooled flow boiling, film boiling, and critical heat flux. Before joining HTRI, Huang worked as an instructor and thermal engineer in the Department of Marine Engineering at Shanghai Maritime University. Since joining HTRI, he has focused primarily on boiling and two-phase flow phenomena but also has done some experimental and analytical work on plate heat exchangers, organic fouling, and single-phase mixed convection. Huang has taught numerous courses for HTRI. He is a member of ASME and a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in Texas.


Twelve at Hengshan

12 Hengshan Road
Xuhui District