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HTRI Training - Europe

Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain | March 05 - 07, 2019

Paradores Hoteles & Restaurantes 1928 | Alcala, Spain

Courses included in the training at the Paradores Hoteles & Restaurantes 1928 in Alcalá de Henares, Spain are:

  • Xace Workshop
  • Xist Workshop
  • Xvib Workshop

Training Courses

Check-in begins at 7:30 AM. Courses run from 8:00 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, March 05, 2019

    Xace Workshop  (US$450)

    Instructors: Hans Zettler and Andy Mountford

    Do you design only air-cooled heat exchangers? Evaluate their performance? Then this workshop is for you. Unlike the Xchanger Suite workshops, this course focuses only on air-cooler geometry. 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

Wednesday, March 06, 2019

    Xist Workshop  (US$450)

    Instructors: Hans Zettler 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

Thursday, March 07, 2019

    Xvib Workshop  (US$450)

    Instructors: Hans Zettler and Andy Mountford

    Because vibration can cause critical operating problems in heat exchangers, it is important to analyze the potential for flow-induced vibration.

    This workshop teaches you how to develop an input file, interpret results, and obtain accurate prediction of the vibration potential for installed units. Using Xvib you’ll practice determining if a heat exchanger is susceptible to vibration damage.

    Key Topics

    • Analysis methods for fluidelastic instability and vortex shedding
    • Velocity profile development
    • Vibration susceptibility

    Suggested Participants

    Engineers responsible for the mechanical condition of shell-and-tube heat exchangers

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

Andrew J. Mountford
+34 628 802 529 office

Hans Zettler
+44.1483.685100 office
+44.1483.685101 fax


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.

Hans Zettler
Hans zettler

Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing, joined HTRI while completing his PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK. His doctoral work focused on fouling and design of compact heat exchangers. He also possesses a mechanical engineering degree (Dipl.-Ing.) from the Technical University Karlsruhe, Germany. Zettler completed multiple internships in industry throughout Europe while pursuing his education. Zettler is responsible for Sales in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He is a member of the German Engineering Society (VDI), a member of the VDI-GVC Working Party on Heat and Mass Transfer, an associate member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), and a committee member of the Heat Transfer Society, United Kingdom.


Paradores Hoteles & Restaurantes 1928

Colegios, 8
28801 Alcalá de Henares