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HTRI Training - Europe

Florence, Italy | March 17 - 19, 2020

HTRI invites you to a three-day training event in Florence, Italy. Join us for the following training conducted in Xchanger Suite 8.1:

  • Xist Workshop
  • Vibration Analysis Short Course
  • Xace Workshop

Take advantage of this hands-on opportunity to improve your understanding of HTRI software. We look forward to seeing you in Italy!

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, March 17, 2020

    Xist Workshop  (US$450)

    Instructors: David Frankum 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

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

    Vibration Analysis Short Course  (US$650)

    Instructors: David Frankum and Andy Mountford

    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

Thursday, March 19, 2020

    Xace Workshop  (US$450)

    Instructors: David Frankum 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

Agnes Boniface
Heat Transfer Research, Inc.
Guildford, Surrey
United Kingdom
+44 1483 685102 office
+44.1483.685101 fax


David Frankum
David frankum

Senior Engineer, Technical Support, holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom (UK), and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from The University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK. Frankum has held scientific and technical positions over the last 30 years, acquiring a wide range of research knowledge in two-phase flow and heat transfer; drying and gas filtration; and designing, commissioning, and assessing the safety of experimental rigs. In his role at HTRI, Frankum is responsible for providing end-user technical support and consulting services to members while helping ensure that software methods reflect actual user experiences. 

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.


Hilton Garden Inn Florence Novoli

Via Sandro Pertini, 2/9
Florence, 50127