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HTRI Training - Japan

Chiba, Japan | January 16 - 17, 2020

HTRI invites you to a two-day training event in Chiba for the following courses, presented in English and Japanese:

  • Heat Exchanger Troubleshooting Short Course
  • Special Topics in Xist 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. The training will be conducted using Xchanger Suite 8.1.

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.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

    Heat Exchanger Troubleshooting Short Course  (US$650)

    Instructors: Hitoshi Miyamoto and Siddharth Talapatra

    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 

    • Steam generator with tube failure
    • Intercooler with vibration concern
    • Condenser-subcooler with design flaws
    • Recuperator with performance shortfall

    Suggested Participants

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

Friday, January 17, 2020

    Special Topics in Xist Short Course  (US$650)

    Instructors: Hitoshi Miyamoto and Siddharth Talapatra

    This short course moves beyond the fundamentals of thermal design to focus on specific design challenges associated with a range of service types including viscous shellside coolers, feed-effluent exchangers, kettle reboilers, and vacuum condensers. Presented as a series of case studies, each topic is introduced by the instructor before participants delve into Xist to work on solutions which are ultimately discussed amongst the group. The knowledge attained from this short course will allow you to tackle related design challenges in your future work.

    Key Topics

    • viscous shellside coolers
    • feed-effluent exchangers
    • kettle reboilers
    • vacuum condensers

    Suggested Participants

    Experienced Xist users who troubleshoot cases and evaluate shell-and-tube exchanger performance

Hitoshi Miyamoto
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Hitoshi Miyamoto
Hitoshi miyamoto

Technical Representative, Japan, holds both a BS and an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan. Miyamoto retired after over 35 years with IHI Corporation, where he held numerous Project Manager and Project Engineering positions in LNG/ LPG, chemical plant, nuclear power plant (PW/BWR), re-processing plant, and pharmaceutical plant. Following his retirement, he continued to do consulting work for his former employer on heat transfer and fluid flow, air coolers, and LNG/BWR/PWR plant engineering projects. Miyamoto also served on the HTRI Technical Committee from 1999 – 2003. His knowledge of HTRI technology and decades of engineering expertise enable him to provide quality technical support and training to our customers in Japan. Miyamoto is a registered Professional Engineer and First Class Management Engineer in Design & Construction (Japan).

Siddharth Talapatra
Siddharth talapatra

Group Lead, Research, earned his MS and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. During his graduate studies, he was a Research Assistant at the Laboratory for Experimental Fluid Dynamics, where he worked on projects involving turbulence, effects of surface roughness, fluid structure interaction, and oceanography using high-speed imaging, particle image velocimetry, and holography. His dissertation research focused on elucidating coherent structures in the nearwall region for a rough channel flow, and understanding the key biophysical interactions in the coastal ocean. Talapatra also holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute for Technology, Kharagpur, India. At HTRI, his primary research responsibilities are focused on qualitative and quantitative flow visualization and laser anemometry to examine single- and two-phase flow inside pipes and heat exchangers. His research activities also include the study of shellside condensation, subcooled condensation, and thermosiphon reboiler turndown and instabilities. Talapatra is actively involved with HTRI’s training efforts, including development of new courses.


World Business Garden

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