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Research Update: 2020 - Year in HTRI Research Webinar

February 09, 2021 | 9:00 AM CST (UTC -06:00)

After summarizing the results from HTRI Research over the past year, this webinar provides insights into how these results improve our technology and its use by HTRI members. Topics include prediction of hot air recirculation for air coolers, development of new non-Newtonian heat transfer correlations, modification of tubeside falling film heat transfer and pressure drop methods, evaluation of kettle entrainment using computational fluid dynamics (CFD), and review of developments in coatings for heat transfer surfaces and of advances in crude oil fouling research. The session updates information originally presented at the 2020 Global Conference in addition to presenting new research initiatives.

Registration deadline: February 07, 2021 (11:59 PM CST)


Facilitated by Tom Lestina

Tom lestina

Senior Vice President, Engineering, has more than 25 years of engineering project management experience. 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. He is a member of ASME and serves on the technical committee for the ASME Performance Test Code 12.5, Single Phase Heat Exchangers. Prior to joining HTRI, he worked as a Lead Engineer for MPR Associates, Inc., Alexandria, Virginia, USA. His primary areas of responsibility include contract services, technical support, and training. He serves as principal subject matter expert on technical content for course and instructor materials, assists in developing and customizing training, and routinely teaches courses. Lestina is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in Texas.