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Vibration Analysis Short Course

March 30 - April 01, 2021

Early Registration Deadline:
February 22, 2021
To qualify for the 10% early registration discount, your registration and approved credit card payment must be received and processed by our system before 11:59 PM (23:59) US Central Time on February 22, 2021.
Registration Deadline:
March 22, 2021
Registration and payment must be received by the March 22, 2021 deadline. Training registration is not complete until HTRI receives payment.


Schedule

This course consists of two live online, instructor-led sessions, each from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM CDT.

Session 1: Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Session 2: Thursday, April 01, 2021

Registrants will receive an email containing instructions on how to access the sessions. The email will be distributed at least (2) business days prior to the first scheduled session.

Description

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

Course Fee: US$650

 


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


Matthew Berger
Matthew berger

Senior Project Engineer, Engineering Services, graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA. While a co-op student at Gibbons Creek power plant, Berger performed performance reviews of pumps, pulverizers, and feedwater heaters. Following graduation, he progressed to project engineer and engineering manager roles for FTS International, leading engineering projects on various topics such as pulsation control, equipment redesign, software implementation, and vibration analysis. Since joining HTRI, his primary focus has been on proprietary contracts and the Edgeview software, as well as involvement in Technical Support and Training.