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HTRI Training - Japan

Chiba, Japan | March 30, 2020

HTRI invites you to a three-day training event in Chiba from June 16-18, 2020 at the World Business Garden for the following courses, presented in Japanese:

  • Xace Workshop
  • Xist Workshop
  • 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. 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.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

    Xace Workshop (US$450)

    Instructor: Hitoshi Miyamoto (Session conducted in Japanese)

    Do you design air-cooled heat exchangers? Evaluate their performance? Then this workshop is for you. 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

    • Standards and design process for air-cooled heat exchangers
    • What can be designed and evaluated with Xace?
    • Calculation mode and data input
    • Guidance for checking calculation results
    • Airside and tubeside calculation methods
    • Application tips for winterization, intercooler evaluation using economizer option, evaluation of bundles with plugged tubes, recirculation evaluation, and fan selection

    Suggested Participants

    Designers of air-cooled heat exchangers, field engineers, and process engineers who evaluate their performance

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

    Xist Workshop (US$450)

    Instructor: Hitoshi Miyamoto (Session conducted in Japanese)

    This workshop is devoted to the shell-and-tube exchanger geometries handled 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

    • Introduction to shell-and-tube exchangers
    • Basic knowledge required to use Xist 
    • Overview of Xist capabilities and applications
    • Confidence levels in calculation
    • Initial set up of custom environment
    • Basic data input for shell-and-tube heat exchangers
    • Process data input and defaults in Xist
    • HTRI calculation methods
    • Guidelines for specifying fluid properties
    • Introduction to vibration analysis
    • Economic evaluation using Exchanger Optimizer

    Suggested Participants

    Designers of shell-and-tube heat exchangers, field engineers, and process engineers who evaluate their performance

Thursday, June 18, 2020

    Vibration Analysis Short Course (US$650)

    Instructor: Hitoshi Miyamoto (Session conducted in Japanese)

    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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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).


World Business Garden

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