Reboilers Short Course
January 31 - February 02, 2023
This course consists of three live online, instructor-led sessions, each from 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM CST.
Session 1: Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Session 2: Wednesday, February 01, 2023
Session 3: Thursday, February 02, 2023
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. Instructor-led sessions are hosted in Microsoft® Teams®. Xchanger Suite® examples are used to complete case study exercises. If a registrant does not have access to HTRI software through a member company, HTRI will provide a temporary license for use during the event. All training materials are based on the current software version.
Learn the fundamentals of boiling mechanisms and how they apply to reboiler designs. This course provides an overview of selected reboiler configurations with an emphasis on recirculating thermosiphon reboilers and kettles. We will develop accurate thermosiphon and kettle models using Xist®, identify design guidelines based on current research, and discuss reboiler piping specifications in Xist.
- Pool boiling mechanisms including nucleate boiling and film boiling
- Intube flow boiling mechanisms for horizontal and vertical configurations
- Boiling mixtures
- Two-phase pressure drop
Engineers who design and evaluate reboilers
This course will make use of the following HTRI software: Xchanger Suite® components Xist® and Xvib®
Course Fee: US$650
Principal Engineer, Experimental Research, holds a BS from Shanghai Maritime University and an MS from University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, Shanghai, China. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Houston, Houston, Texas, USA, where he studied and developed methods for predicting subcooled flow boiling, film boiling, and critical heat flux. Before joining HTRI, Huang worked as an instructor and thermal engineer in the Department of Marine Engineering at Shanghai Maritime University. Since joining HTRI, he has focused primarily on boiling and two-phase flow phenomena but also has done some experimental and analytical work on plate heat exchangers, organic fouling, and single-phase mixed convection. Huang has taught numerous courses for HTRI. He is a member of ASME and a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in Texas.