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2023 HTRI Global Conference & Annual Meeting of Stockholders

Baltimore, Maryland | September 18 - 21, 2023

Registration Deadline:
September 05, 2023
Registration and payment must be received by the September 05, 2023 deadline. Conference registration is not complete until HTRI receives payment.

Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Pre-conference Meetings: Saturday, September 16 – Sunday, September 17, 2023
General Sessions: Monday, September 18 – Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Training: Wednesday, September 20 – Thursday, September 21, 2023

The Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore is a modern, urban venue located about 20 minutes from Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI). Perched at the edge of the Harbor East waterfront, with its vibrant restaurants and cafés, Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore is an easy walk from the city’s historic sights and attractions, including the National Aquarium and Camden Yards.

For additional details, please visit our conference website.

Check-in and continental breakfast begin at 7:30 AM.

    2023 HTRI Global Conference & Annual Meeting of Stockholders (US$595)
    Monday, September 18, 2023
    Annual Meeting of Stockholders
    8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
    Technical Presentations
    10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
    Panel Session
    3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Welcome Reception
    6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Tuesday, September 19, 2023
    Technical Presentations
    8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
    Poster Sessions & Software Demonstrations
    4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Multiple Attendees Registration Discount: After the first person from each company registers, each additional person from that company will receive a 10% discount.
This applies to both the in-person and hybrid formats.

Training Courses

Check-in begins at 8:00 AM. Courses run from 8:30 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.

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

    Special Topics in Xace Short Course  (US$650)

    Instructor: Andy Mountford

    Improve your understanding of the methods in Xace and develop new skills to model difficult cases. This short course focuses on improving thermal predictions, interpreting results, troubleshooting cases and applying workarounds. Even the most experienced thermal designers will gain new insight into how to improve thermal analyses using Xace.

    Case studies may include

    • Rating natural draft (fans-off) cases
    • Improving accuracy of predicted driver power
    • Modeling units with redundancy fans (3×50% fans)
    • Multiple service units
    • Inert blanketing in air-cooled condensers

    Suggested Participants

    Experienced Xace users who rate, design and troubleshoot air-cooled heat exchangers

Thursday, September 21, 2023

    Special Topics in Xist Short Course  (US$650)

    Instructor: Andy Mountford

    This short course moves beyond the fundamentals of thermal design to focus on specific design challenges associated with a range of service types. Presented as a series of case studies, each topic is introduced by the instructor before participants delve into Xist to work on solutions which are ultimately discussed amongst the group. The knowledge attained from this short course will allow you to tackle related design challenges in your future work.

    Key Topics

    • Viscous shellside coolers
    • Feed-effluent exchangers
    • Kettle reboilers
    • Vacuum condensers
    • Falling film evaporators

    Suggested Participants

    Experienced Xist users who troubleshoot cases and evaluate shell-and-tube exchanger performance

Amy Chambless
165 Research Drive
Navasota, TX
+1.979.690.5050 office


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.


Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore

200 International Drive
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Hotel Information

Room Reservations

A block of rooms has been secured for Friday, September 15 through Friday, September 22, 2023. Reservations must be secured by Friday, August 18, 2023 to ensure availability and the reduced conference rate of $250.00 (plus tax) per night and includes complimentary standard high speed internet access in guest rooms and use of the health & fitness center.

To book online, visit

    • Select dates and enter group code (case sensitive): 230914HTRI
    • Be sure to confirm room accommodations and details before proceeding.
    • The group code will not allow special reservation requests (pre/post nights or upgraded room categories); these must be made by need to be made over the phone.
    • Once you have submitted payment, you will be unable to make any changes online.

To book by contacting the hotel directly:


Overnight Valet Parking is available at the prevailing rates ($46.00 per car, per night, at time of contract and subject to change). Self-Parking is available at the prevailing self-parking rates.

Hotel Information

Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM