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Heat Exchanger Troubleshooting Short Course

December 13 - 15, 2022


This course consists of two live online, instructor-led sessions, each from (1:00 PM – 4:30 PM Greenwich Mean Time; 7:00 AM – 10:30 AM Central Standard Time).

Session 1: Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Session 2: Thursday, December 15, 2022

The live online sessions will be recorded and made available to view on demand after the session ends. Your registration gives you access to the live online sessions, on demand recordings, and course materials during the four-day access period (December 13 - 16, 2022).

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. 


Design decisions can have a costly impact on heat exchanger operation. Learn by reviewing several real cases in which unit designs had critical commercial consequences for operators/ owners. In some cases, the units did not work in service; in others, the designs were revamped before the units began operation.

Each case study is introduced as a problem; participants work individually or in groups to determine the cause and develop solutions. Prior to each case, the instructor reviews related HTRI methods.

Key Topics 

  • Steam generator with tube failure
  • Intercooler with vibration concern
  • Condenser-subcooler with design flaws
  • Recuperator with performance shortfall

Suggested Participants

Engineers—from novice to expert—who want to ensure that design problems are identified before operation

HTRI Software

This course will make use of the following HTRI software: Xchanger Suite® components Xist® and Xvib®

Course Fee: US$650



Andy Mountford
Andy mountford

Senior Technical Lead, Training, 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.