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HTRI Training - Japan

Chiba, Japan | December 18 - 20, 2018

World Business Garden | Chiba, Japan

HTRI invites you to a three-day training event in Chiba. From December 18 - 20, 2018 at the World Business Garden for the following courses, presented in English. Mr. Hitoshi Miyamoto will be available for Japanese language support.

  • HTRI Research Advances Short Course (2018)
  • Technology Advances in Xchanger Suite 8 Short Course
  • Vibration Analysis Short Course

We encourage you to register as soon as possible! Take advantage of this hands-on opportunity to improve your understanding of HTRI software. 

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, December 18, 2018

    HTRI Research Advances Short Course (2018)  (US$650)

    Instructor: Tom Lestina

    HTRI research advances process heat transfer knowledge so that our members can predict heat exchanger performance more accurately, troubleshoot operation and evaluate new trending and disruptive technology. Come and learn about the recent developments in HTRI research. Topics include thermosiphon turndown, kettle entrainment, mixture condensation, phase change methods for plate heat exchangers, air cooler testing, crude oil fouling research, and CFD simulations of air cooler phenomena.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

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

    Instructor: Tom Lestina

    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, December 20, 2018

    Vibration Analysis Short Course  (US$650)

    Instructor: Tom Lestina

    A must for anyone who evaluates the vibration potential of shell-and-tube heat exchangers! In this course, you learn about vibration mechanisms in shell-and-tube heat exchangers and Xist methods to analyze vibration severity. Most importantly, you discover corrective measures to mitigate damage.

    Key Topics

    • Introduction to vibration phenomena
    • Flow-induced vibration (fluidelastic instability, vortex shedding, turbulent buffeting, acoustic vibration)
    • Design options to mitigate vibration
    • Field fixes
    • Xist Vibration Report
    • Example application and case studies

    Suggested Participants

    Design and plant engineers responsible for the mechanical condition of shell-and-tube heat exchangers

Hitoshi Miyamoto
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Tom Lestina
Tom lestina

Senior Vice President, Engineering, has more than 25 years of engineering project management experience. He earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Union College, Schenectady, New York, USA, and an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. He is a member of ASME and serves on the technical committee for the ASME Performance Test Code 12.5, Single Phase Heat Exchangers. Prior to joining HTRI, he worked as a Lead Engineer for MPR Associates, Inc., Alexandria, Virginia, USA. His primary areas of responsibility include contract services, technical support, and training. He serves as principal subject matter expert on technical content for course and instructor materials, assists in developing and customizing training, and routinely teaches courses. Lestina is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in Texas.


World Business Garden

Marive West 4F
No. 4 Meeting Room
2-6-1 Nakase Mihama-ku
Chiba, Japan 261-0023