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HTRI Training - Europe

Florence, Italy | March 21 - 23, 2023

HTRI invites you to a three-day training event in Florence, Italy. Join us for one, two or all three of the following training courses:

  • Xist Workshop
  • Condensers Short Course
  • Xace Workshop

Take advantage of this hands-on opportunity to improve your understanding of HTRI software. We look forward to seeing you in Italy!

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, March 21, 2023

    Xist Workshop  (US$450)

    Instructors: Andy Mountford and Ashley Simmons

    This workshop is devoted to the shell-and-tube exchanger geometries handled only by Xist. The course 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

    • Overview of Xist interface and the benefits of HTRI methods
    • Process specifications rules for rating, simulation, and design
    • Guidelines for specifying fluid properties
    • Description of Xist geometry input parameters and their defaults
    • Interpretation of Xist outputs for validation of unit performance

    Suggested Participants

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

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

    Condensers Short Course  (US$650)

    Instructors: Andy Mountford and Ashley Simmons

    Learn the fundamentals of condensation mechanisms and how they apply to condenser design! Apply guidelines to develop Xchanger Suite cases for accurate assessment of performance. This course provides a foundation for understanding the basis for thermal design of typical industrial heat exchangers.

    Key Topics

    • Film condensation of pure components
    • Relationship between pressure drop and saturation temperature
    • Condensing flow regimes: Vertical units/Horizontal units, tube side and shell side
    • Specifying pure component condensers in Xist
    • Noncondensables and mixture condensation
    • Specifying mixture condensers and inerts in Xist
    • Vapor phase coefficient
    • Desuperheating and subcooling
    • Bulk-equilibrium vs. two-layer subcooling model
    • Venting inerts
    • Drainage
    • Baffle design in condensers
    • Condensation with enhanced heat transfer surfaces
    • Vacuum condenser design challenges

    Suggested Participants

    Engineers who design and evaluate condenser equipment

Thursday, March 23, 2023

    Xace Workshop  (US$450)

    Instructors: Andy Mountford and Ashley Simmons

    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

    • Overview of Xace capabilities and applications
    • Geometry inputs for air coolers and economizers
    • Process specifications for rating, simulation, and design
    • Guidelines for specifying fluid properties
    • Introduction to HTRI analysis methods

    Suggested Participants

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

Agnes Boniface
Heat Transfer Research, Inc.
Guildford, Surrey
United Kingdom
+44 1483 685102 office
+44.1483.685101 fax
[email protected]


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.


Hilton Garden Inn Florence Novoli

Via Sandro Pertini, 2/9
Florence, 50127

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