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HTRI Training - Europe

Amsterdam, The Netherlands | November 05 - 07, 2019

HTRI invites you to attend three days of hands-on case-based training in Amsterdam from November 05 - 07. Discuss industry challenges and how to address them using HTRI software. HTRI Training – Europe will include the following courses:

  • Condensers Short Course
  • Enhanced Heat Transfer in Xist Short Course
  • Reboiler 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, November 05, 2019

    Condensers Short Course  (US$650)

    Instructors: Andy Mountford and David Frankum

    Learn the fundamentals of condensation mechanisms and how they apply to condenser designs! Apply guidelines to develop Xchanger Suite cases for accurate assessment of performance. This course provides a foundation for understanding the basis for thermal design of typical industrial heat exchangers.

    Key Topics

    • Film condensation in vertical surfaces
    • Condensation in horizontal tube bundles
    • Interfacial vapor shear effects on condensation heat transfer
    • Condensation inside horizontal tubes
    • Desuperheating and subcooling
    • Condensation with mixtures
    • Condensation with enhanced heat transfer surfaces
    • Two-phase pressure drop
    • Venting inerts
    • Drainage

    Suggested Participants

    Engineers who design and evaluate condenser equipment

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

    Enhanced Heat Transfer in Xist Short Course  (US$650)

    Instructors: Andy Mountford and David Frankum

    If you have cases that are heat transfer or pressure drop limited, this is the course for you. Learn how to use Xist to enhance the performance of shell-and-tube exchangers. Case studies of suitable applications for enhanced geometry and features in Xist will be discussed.

    Key Topics

    • Tube inserts
    • ID enhanced tubes
    • OD enhanced tubes
    • Alternative baffles

    Suggested Participants

    Engineers responsible for specifying or improving shell-and-tube exchanger performance

Thursday, November 07, 2019

    Reboiler Troubleshooting Short Course  (US$650)

    Instructors: Andy Mountford and David Frankum

    Reboilers are arguably the most troublesome auxiliary components in a distillation system. Reboiler failure or underperformance can lead to column malfunction and/or shutdown with severe economic consequences. In many cases, problematic operation can be identified and avoided in the design phase by correctly modeling the units in Xist, but this is contingent on the user’s ability to specify and interpret such cases. Attend this short course to practice modeling and review challenging reboiler designs in Xist through a series of interactive case studies.

    Suggested Participants

    Xist users who design, troubleshoot or evaluate reboiler performance

Agnes Boniface
Heat Transfer Research, Inc.
Guildford, Surrey
United Kingdom
+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 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.


Park Hotel Amsterdam

Stadhouderskade 25
1071 ZD