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HTRI Training - Global Headquarters

Navasota, Texas, USA | January 27 - 30, 2020

Registration Deadline:
January 10, 2020
Registration and payment must be received by the January 10, 2020 deadline. Training registration is not complete until HTRI receives payment.

Training Courses

Check-in begins at 8:00 AM. Courses run from 8:30 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.

Monday, January 27, 2020

    Xist Workshop (US$450)

    Instructors: Patrick S. Redmill and Ashley Simmons

    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

Tuesday, January 28 - Wednesday, January 29, 2020

    Process Heat Exchangers: Applications and Rules-of-Thumb Short Course (US$1200)

    Instructors: Tom Lestina and S. Greg Starks

    Why select a horizontal instead of a vertical thermosiphon? How do you size a heat exchanger for an application? How much margin should you select? What are typical operating problems?

    This course focuses on developing design checklists and rules-of- thumb to help engineers avoid common problems in process heat transfer. It surveys common heat exchanger types used in the process industry including shell-and-tube, air-cooled, plate-frame, and plate- fin exchangers. Fundamentals of heat transfer and pressure drop are provided for single-phase, boiling, and condensing services. Selection criteria for common applications are discussed, guidelines for thermal design are provided, and detailed examples are summarized. Industry case studies of thermal design and operational problems are presented and lessons learned discussed.

    A copy of Process Heat Transfer: Principles, Applications, and Rules of Thumb, by Robert Serth and Thomas Lestina, is included with the course and serves as the primary reference for course material. Engineers who have recently graduated and more experienced engineers who are responsible for design and operation of process heat exchangers will find this course valuable.

    Key Topics

    • Types and applications of heat exchangers
    • Fundamentals of heat exchanger performance
    • Heat exchanger selection criteria
    • Single-phase applications and performance
    • Boiling applications and methods
    • Condensing applications and methods
    • Operational problems
    • Troubleshooting heat exchanger operation

    Suggested Participants

    Engineers—from novice to expert—who want to improve their design process and checklists

Thursday, January 30, 2020

    Xvib Workshop (US$450)

    Instructors: Kevin Farrell and Lauren V. Moran

    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

Fernando Aguirre
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Instructors

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 ASTFE, Farrell is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in Pennsylvania and Texas, USA.


Tom Lestina
Tom lestina

Senior Vice President, Engineering, has more than 30 years of engineering project management experience. He directs HTRI's contract and consulting services, as well as oversees technical support and training services. Lestina also assists in developing and customizing training and teaches courses. 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. Prior to joining HTRI, he worked as a Lead Engineer for MPR Associates, Inc., Alexandria, Virginia, USA. Besides being a member of ASME, he serves on the technical committee for the ASME Performance Test Code 12.5, Single Phase Heat Exchangers. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in Texas.


Lauren V. Moran
Lauren v moran

Manager, Engineering Technical Support, Engineering Services, joined HTRI after having worked for five years with two National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) contractors at the Johnson Space Center in the Houston, Texas (TX), USA: McDonald Detwiller and Associates Ltd. (MDA) and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). Her responsibilities as a Systems Engineer focused on projects related to the International Space Station. She was certified as a console extravehicular robotics engineer and safety engineer in the Mission Control Center and also served as technical liaison between Boeing and the Canadian Space Agency. Moran now provides technical support and training to HTRI members and assists in contracts and troubleshooting heat exchangers. She earned a BS in Engineering from LeTourneau University, Longview, TX.


Patrick S. Redmill
Patrick s redmill

Senior Engineer, Software Development, graduated with a BS in Chemical Engineering from Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, USA, and then earned his PhD in Chemical Engineering from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. While at Vanderbilt, he worked as a lab instructor and lecturer in the summer Pre-Engineering Program. His fields of specialization include large-scale scientific computation and molecular dynamics simulation. Redmill joined HTRI after working as a Software Developer on ProMax® at Bryan Research & Engineering, Bryan, Texas, USA. At HTRI, he has worked on updating the Xchanger Suite 7 online help and on maintaining Xist and Xace calculation engines. Redmill is currently evaluating heat transfer and pressure drop correlations for the next version of Xchanger Suite.


Ashley Simmons
Ashley simmons

Engineer, Technical Support, graduated with a BS in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. During her studies, she completed two internships with oil & gas equipment company Proserv, gaining experience with product testing and technical writing. She worked in heat exchanger sales, covering the Houston, Waco, and Dallas/Fort Worth areas, for almost two years before joining HTRI. As a member of the Engineering Services group, she focuses on technical support and contracts but also assists with development of other materials for HTRI's technical program.


S. Greg Starks
S greg starks

Director of Sales, Americas, graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA. While working at the Shuttle Support Thermal Control Systems Analysis Group of Rockwell International, Houston, Texas, he performed thermal analyses for the space shuttle and developed geometry models for the shuttle/space station. From 1994 – 1999, Starks was employed at HTRI, developing calculation engines for our software as well as a quality control database to track program changes. He then moved to Austin, Texas, to work as the Software Engineering Manager for Tanisys Technology, Inc., a supplier of automated test equipment for semiconductor memory technologies. When he rejoined HTRI, Starks was responsible for enhancements to the Xist calculation engine. He now leads sales efforts in the United States and Canada and assists with HTRI’s training initiatives.


Venue

HTRI Conference Center

165 Research Dr.
Navasota, Texas, USA
77868

Hotel Information

Residence Inn Bryan College Station
720 University Drive East
College Station, Texas, 77840, USA
+1-979-268-2200
Corporate Code: ZQF

Homewood Suites by Hilton College Station
950 University Drive East
College Station, Texas, 77840, USA
+1-979-846-0400
Corporate Code: 560043162

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